The dook, an annual fixture in Scotland's calendar for more than 25 years, sees revellers in swimming costumes and fancy dress take a plunge into the chilly sea as part of Edinburgh's Hogmanay celebrations.
Police Swoop to End Standoff Outside NSW Parliament
Riot Squad police used tear gas and a crowbar to apprehended a man and end a dramatic standoff outside the New South Wales Parliament on Friday, December 20. The man had pulled up a white car on to a footpath and demanded that Premier Barry O’Farrell leave the building. This video shows police storming the car, smashing its windows and pulling the man out of the vehicle on Macquarie Street in Sydney’s central business district. Credit: Chris Abbott