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A bench covered in ice on Buda Hills in Budapest, December 3, 2014. Tens of thousand of homes on the outskirts of Budapest went without electricity this week as freezing rain blanketed the area and falling trees cut power lines, Hungary's Disaster Relief Agency said.

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A bench covered in ice on Buda Hills in Budapest on Wednesday. Tens of thousand of homes on the outskirts of Budapest went without electricity this week as freezing rain blanketed the area and falling trees cut power lines

A sheep stands amidst ice covered plants on the Hohen Meissner mountain 750 meters above sea level near Hessisch Lichtenau, northeast of Frankfurt, Germany, Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014. The temperature in this area is around one degree Celsius below zero (30 degrees Fahrenheit).

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A sheep stands amid ice-covered plants on the Hohen Meissner mountain 750 meters above sea level near Hessisch Lichtenau, northeast of Frankfurt, Germany. The temperature in this area was around -1C (30 degrees Fahrenheit) on Tuesday.

Snow plows clear downtown lanes on Interstate 75/85 during a winter storm on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, in Atlanta.  Across the South, winter-weary residents woke up Wednesday to a region encased in ice, snow and freezing rain, with forecasters warning that the worst of the potentially "catastrophic" storm is yet to come.

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A snow plow clears downtown lanes on Interstate 75/85 during a winter storm on Wednesday in Atlanta.

Chinese visitors enjoy sledding and skat...Chinese visitors enjoy sledding and skating on the partially frozen Houhai Lake during the Lunar New Year holiday in Beijing on February 6, 2014. Beijing saw its warmest New Year's period in six decades with temperatures averaging 8 degree celcius above normal and with no snowfall yet to hit the city.

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Visitors enjoy sledding and skating on the partially frozen Houhai Lake during the lunar new year holiday in Beijing. Beijing is seeing its warmest new year period in six decades with temperatures averaging 8 degrees centigrade above normal, with snowfall yet to hit the city. 

A firefighter looks on at the seniors residence Residence du Havre after a fire in L'Isle Verte, Quebec. REUTERS/Mathieu Belanger

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A firefighter looks on at the seniors residence Residence du Havre after a fire in L’Isle Verte, Quebec on Friday.

Russian women enjoy a skating rink along a boulevard, one of them with a baby carriage in Moscow's Sokolniki Park, Russia, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014.  The temperature in Moscow is minus 15 Celsius (5 Fahrenheit).

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Russian women skating along a frozen boulevard in Moscow’s Sokolniki Park, Russia. The temperature in Moscow hit minus 15 degrees centigrade on Thursday

A pedestrian walks along the banks of the Neris river as temperatures dipped to -18 degrees Celsius (-0,40 degrees Fahrenheit) in Vilnius, Lithuania, Monday, Jan. 20, 2014.

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A pedestrian walks along the banks of the Neris river as temperatures dipped to minus 18 degrees centigrade in Vilnius, Lithuania, on Monday.

Ice forms on an abandoned dock structure in the East River due to unusually low temperatures caused by a Polar Vortex in New York January 7, 2014.

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Ice forms on an abandoned dock in the East River as extreme freezing conditions, known as a polar vortex, hit New York. The Atlantic seaboard of the US is gripped by the coldest weather it has had in decades

Sculptor Artem Samoylov of Russia carves a sculpture based on Disney's newest movie "Frozen" at the Snow and Ice Sculpture Festival in Bruges November 20, 2013. Some 28 artists from all over the world made 55 sculptures out of 250 tonnes of ice depicting many characters from Disney movies. The festival will open on November 22 and will end on January 5, 2014.

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Russian sculptor Artem Samoylov carves a figure based on Disney’s newest movie Frozen at the Snow and Ice Sculpture Festival in Bruges. Some 28 artists made 55 sculptures out of 250 tonnes of ice depicting many characters from Disney movies. The festival opens on November 22 and ends on January 5, 2014.