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Commuters make their way in New York's Times Square during a snow storm. A winter storm pounded the northeastern United US on Monday hitting tens of millions of people and forcing the rare cancelation of Broadway shows in an "historic" New York blizzard. Winter Storm Juno is expected to dump up to three feet (around a meter) of snow in parts of the northeast, with the worst affected areas likely to be New England, particularly Connecticut and Massachusetts. More than 6,560 flights on Monday and Tuesday were cancelled, the New York city transit system was to shut at 11pm and road travel made a criminal offense in 13 counties of New York state.

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Commuters make their way across New York’s Times Square during a snow storm. Storms have pounded the northeastern US hitting tens of millions of people and forcing the rare cancellation of Broadway shows.

Icicles form on the waterfront in the borough of Brooklyn in New York on Thursday, Jan. 8, 2014. Cold air has sent temperatures plummeting into the single digits around the U.S., with wind chills driving them even lower. Lower Manhattan appears in the background.

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Icicles form on the waterfront in Brooklyn, New York, on Thursday. Cold air has sent temperatures into single digits below zero around the US, with wind chills driving them even lower

BESTPIX Global Reaction To The Terrorist Attack On French Newspaper Charlie Hebdo...NEW YORK - JANUARY 07: People gather at Union Square in reaction to the terrorist attack on French newspaper Charlie Hebdo on January 07, 2015 in New York City. Twelve people were killed, including two police officers, after gunmen opened fire at the offices of the French satirical publication Charlie Hebdo. (Photo by Yana Paskova/Getty Images) *** BESTPIX ***

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People gather at Union Square in reaction to the terrorist attack on French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo late on Wednesday in New York City. Twelve people were killed, including two police officers, after gunmen opened fire at the offices of the French weekly publication 

New York State Police Troopers stand outside St. Ignatius Loyola Church during the funeral service for former New York Governor Mario Cuomo in New York...New York State Police Troopers stand outside St. Ignatius Loyola Church during the funeral service for former New York Governor Mario Cuomo in the Manhattan borough of New York, January 6, 2015. Cuomo, the three-time governor of New York and a leading voice of the Democratic Party's liberal wing who turned down several invitations to seek the U.S. presidency, died on January 1 at his home in Manhattan. He was 82. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS OBITUARY)

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New York State Police Troopers stand outside St. Ignatius Loyola Church during the funeral service for former New York Governor Mario Cuomo in the Manhattan borough of New York. Cuomo, the three-time governor of New York and a leading voice of the Democratic Party’s liberal wing who turned down several invitations to seek the U.S. presidency, died on January 1 at his home in Manhattan. 

A demonstrator takes a photograph while holding an upside down U.S. flag during a demonstration today against the New York City grand jury decision to not indict in the death of Eric Garner in Berkeley, California.

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A demonstrator takes a photograph while holding an upside down U.S. flag during a demonstration today against the New York City grand jury decision to not indict in the death of Eric Garner in Berkeley, California.

A NYPD policeman reacts next to people protesting against the Staten Island death of Eric Garner during an arrest in July, at midtown Manhattan in New York

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A NYPD policeman (R) reacts next to people protesting against the Staten Island death of Eric Garner during an arrest in July, at midtown Manhattan in New York December 3, 2014. A New York City grand jury decision not to charge white police officer Daniel Pantaleo who killed unarmed black man Garner with a chokehold sparked outrage and protests on Wednesday, and the U.S. Justice Department said it would investigate the incident

A clown sits on a park bench at sunrise before the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, November 27, 2014.

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A clown sits on a park bench at sunrise before the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York on Thursday morning

Rockefeller Center's Christmas tree, an 85-foot Norway spruce from central Pennsylvania, is hoisted onto a platform on November 7, 2014 in New York City. The 13-ton tree will be illuminated on December 3 in a ceremony that's been held since 1933. The owners of the land that the tree was cut from intend to donate its wood to build homes for Habitat for Humanity following the Christmas season.

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Rockefeller Center’s Christmas tree, an 85-foot Norway spruce from central Pennsylvania, is hoisted onto a platform on Friday in New York City

Still life, Vase with Daisies and Poppies Painted on June 16-17, 1890. Itís the most significant painting by Van Gogh to appear on the market in decades.  Photographed at Sotheby"s 25/9/14

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Van Gogh’s ‘Still life, Vase with Daisies and Poppies’ seen here at Sotheby’s in London. It is expected to fetch between $30m – $50m when it goes to auction in New York in November at Sotheby’s Impressionist sale. 

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd founder Jack Ma poses as he arrives at the New York Stock Exchange for his company's initial public offering in New York...Alibaba Group Holding Ltd founder Jack Ma (2nd L) poses as he arrives at the New York Stock Exchange for his company's initial public offering (IPO) under the ticker "BABA" in New York September 19, 2014.

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Alibaba Group Holding Ltd founder Jack Ma (2nd L) poses as he arrives at the New York Stock Exchange for his company’s initial public offering (IPO) under the ticker “BABA” in New York on Friday

Men lift a replica of a boat, known as a "Moorish Galleon," during celebrations ahead of the "Feast Day of Our Lady of Mount Carmel" in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

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Men lift a replica of a boat, known as a Moorish galleon, during celebrations ahead of the Feast Day of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Williamsburg, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Every year, the Italian-American community of the Williamsburg neighbourhood reenacts a fourth century pageant at the Shrine Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, to commemorate the return of the Bishop of Nola, San Paolino, after being held in captivity for two years by North African conquerors. The galleon represents the boat that San Paolino returned to Nola on. 

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Lightning strikes One World Trade Center in Manhattan as the sun sets behind the city after a summer storm in New York on Wednesday 

Chabad-Lubavitch Faithful Mark 20th Anniversary Of Lubavitcher Rebbe's Death At His Grave

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A visitor prays at the grave of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, at the Old Montefiore Cemetery in the Queens borough of New York

Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, Michael Bloomberg, Bill Clinton, Hillary Rodham Clinton...President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama, along with former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and former President Bill Clinton tour the Memorial Hall at the National September 11 Memorial Museum with former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Thursday, May 15, 2014, in New York.

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President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama, along with former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and former President Bill Clinton tour the Memorial Hall at the National September 11 Memorial Museum with former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Thursday 

Mascots dressed as characters from the mobile video game "Candy Crush Saga" pose outside the New York Stock Exchange ahead of the IPO of Mobile game maker King Digital Entertainment Plc  March 26, 2014.

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Mascots dressed as characters from the mobile video game “Candy Crush Saga” pose outside the New York Stock Exchange ahead of the IPO of Mobile game maker King Digital Entertainment Plc.

This image released by Boneau/Bryan-Brown shows two people in costume as Minnie Mouse, left, and Elmo, looking at a man in a Tyrannosaurus Rex costume in Times Square, Thursday, March 20, 2014 in New York to promote the "Walking with Dinosaurs, the Arena Spectacular." The show  is coming back to the U.S. and Canada _ its first visit to North America since its inaugural 2007 tour _ and many of its lifelike puppets will be wearing downy feathers, reflecting recent discoveries. (AP Photo/Boneau/Bryan-Brown, Kevin Thomas Garcia)

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This image shows two people in costume as Minnie Mouse, left, and Elmo, looking at a man in a Tyrannosaurus Rex costume in Times Square, in New York to promote the “Walking with Dinosaurs, the Arena Spectacular.” The show is coming back to the U.S. and Canada its first visit to North America since its inaugural 2007 tour and many of its lifelike puppets will be wearing downy feathers, reflecting recent discoveries. 

A man is protected against the cold while walking in downtown Albany, N.Y., as bitter cold temperatures returned after a winter storm dumped up to six inches of snow and ice on the Capital Region.

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A man wraps up against the cold in downtown Albany, New York, as bitterly cold temperatures returned bringing up to six inches of snow and ice to the state capital

Heavy smoke pours from the debris as the Fire Department of New York (FDNY) responds to a 5-alarm fire and building collapse at 1646 Park Ave in the Harlem neighborhood of Manhattan March 12, 2014 in New York City. Reports of an explosion were heard before the collapse of two multiple-dwelling buildings that left at least 11 injured.

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Heavy smoke pours from the debris as the New York fire department responds to a 5-alarm fire and building collapse at 1646 Park Avenue in the Harlem area of Manhattan in New York City. Reports of an explosion were heard before the collapse of two multiple-dwelling buildings that left at least 11 injured

A man and child walk through Times Square as it snows in the Manhattan borough of New York...A man and child walk through Times Square as it snows in the Manhattan borough of New York February 3, 2014. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

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A man and child walk through Times Square as it snows in the Manhattan borough of New York. 

The tower of New York's World Trade Center rises through a blanket of fog on Wednesday morning, Jan. 15, 2014, in this view looking south from the 48th floor at 42nd St. and 11th Ave in Midtown Manhattan. New Jersey is visible at top right.

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The tower of New York’s One World Trade Center pierces a blanket of fog. This photo is taken looking south from the 48th floor at 42nd Street and 11th Avenue in Midtown Manhattan.