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Laborers walk at a large snow sculpture ahead of the Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival in the northern city of Harbin, Heilongjiang province, China, January 5, 2016. REUTERS/Aly Song

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Laborers walk at a large snow sculpture ahead of the Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival in the northern city of Harbin, Heilongjiang province, Chinaon Monday.

People look around ice sculptures ahead of the Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival in the northern city of Harbin, Heilongjiang province, January 4, 2016.

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People look around ice sculptures ahead of the Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival in the northern city of Harbin, Heilongjiang province on Monday

The Boy Choristers of Winchester Cathedral Choir skate on the Cathedral's ice rink which will be open until the 3rd of January

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The Boy Choristers of Winchester Cathedral Choir skate on the Cathedral’s ice rink on Tuesday

Micaela Widmer of Switzerland competes during the women's race at the Skeleton World Cup in Altenberg, eastern Germany, Friday, Nov. 27, 2015

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Micaela Widmer of Switzerland competes during the women’s race at the Skeleton World Cup in Altenberg, eastern Germany, Friday

Chinese tourists walk on a slippery section of ice as snow is seen on the Great Wall after a snowfall on Monday near Beijing, China. China's capital and the northern part of the country received snow on Sunday as winter set in

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Chinese tourists walk on a slippery section of ice as snow is seen on the Great Wall after a snowfall on Monday near Beijing, China

Anna Cappellini and Luca Lanotte of Italy compete at the ice dance during the China ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating, in Beijing, China, on Friday

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Anna Cappellini and Luca Lanotte of Italy compete at the ice dance during the China ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating, in Beijing, China, on Friday

This undated handout photo received on O...This undated handout photo received on October 30, 2015 by the Pew Charitable Trusts shows a diver inspecting the marine life under the ice in the Antarctic.  Creation of a vast marine sanctuary in Antarctica's "Last Ocean" inched closer at international talks on October 30, 2015 as China for the first time backed the proposal, officials said, with Russia understood to be the last holdout.  The Ross Sea is known as the "Last Ocean" because it is considered the last intact marine ecosystem on Earth, mostly untouched by pollution, overfishing and invasive species.  ONE TIME USE WITH STORY ONLY -- AFP PHOTO / THE PEW CHARITABLE TRUSTS / JOHN B WELLER    ----EDITORS NOTE ----  RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE MANDATORY CREDIT " AFP PHOTO / THE PEW CHARITABLE TRUSTS / JOHN B WELLER" NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS - NO ARCHIVESJOHN B WELLER/AFP/Getty Images

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A diver inspects the marine life under the ice in the Antarctic. Creation of a vast marine sanctuary in Antarctica’s “Last Ocean” inched closer at international talks on Friday as China backed the proposal, officials said. The Ross Sea is known as the “Last Ocean” because it is considered the last intact marine ecosystem on Earth, mostly untouched by pollution, overfishing and invasive species.

Russian President Vladimir Putin takes part in a gala opening match of the Night Hockey League new season in Sochi, Russia, 07 October 2015.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin takes part in a gala opening match of the Night Hockey League new season in Sochi, Russia on Wednesday

Jewish men pray at the Western Wall as snow falls in the old city of Jerusalem on Friday. People in Jerusalem woke up to around 25 centimetres of snow after the second major blizzard of winter swept across the hilltop Holy City.

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Jewish men pray at the Western Wall as snow falls in the old city of Jerusalem on Friday. People in Jerusalem woke up to around 25 centimetres of snow after the second major blizzard of winter swept across the hilltop Holy City

Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford of Canada perform during the pairs short program in the ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015.

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Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford of Canada perform during the pairs short programme in the ISU Four Continents figure skating championships in Seoul, South Korea

A swimmer reacts as he prepares to swim in the Serpentine lake after snow fall in central London

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A swimmer prepares to swim in the Serpentine lake after snow fall in central London on Tuesday.

A crew member on theTowline, a 65-foot steel-hull ice breaking vessel, keeps watch while working in a snow storm to clear ice for a dredging operation on the Royal River, Friday, Jan. 30, 2015, in Yarmouth, Maine.

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A crew member on the Towline, a 65-foot steel-hull ice breaking vessel, keeps watch while working in a snow storm to clear ice for a dredging operation on the Royal River on Friday in Yarmouth, Maine

.A combination of pictures shows the beards of skaters, out of some 1,100 athletes, covered with ice and snow during the 200 km (124 miles) speed skating race in the Carinthian village of Techendorf on Friday

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A combination of pictures shows the beards of skaters, out of some 1,100 athletes, covered with ice and snow during the 200 km (124 miles) speed skating race in the Carinthian village of Techendorf on Friday

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.