A Syrian refugee stands at the entrance of the house where he lived at Kucukpazar district near Sultanahmet during snowfall in Istanbul. Photo Yasin Akgul/AFP/Getty
Children roll snowballs in a park after snow fell in the town of Mount Victoria, located in the Blue Mountains west of Sydney, Australia
A skier makes her way down the Grosser Arber mountain in Bayerisch Eisenstein east of Regensburg, southern Germany, on Thursday
A man walks his dog through the snow under the Angel of the North in Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, as the UK braced for a new wave of bad weather after forecasters issued warnings of heavy snow in parts of England and Scotland on Thursday
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.
A Syrian man walks past damaged homes following a snow storm in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on Tuesday
People look around ice sculptures ahead of the Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival in the northern city of Harbin, Heilongjiang province on Monday
Workers polish a snow sculpture ahead of the annual Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival, in Harbin, Heilongjiang province, China.
Snow-covered trees are mirrored in the water of the Weissensee lake near Fuessen, southern Germany, on Thursday
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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
First snow of the season covers trees next to a country road near Zwoenitz, eastern Germany, on Wednesday
Stars seen in the sky over the Matterhorn mountain, seen from the Riffelberg area, in Zermatt, Switzerland
An ice covered statue is seen in Lafayette Square on Monday in Washington, DC
Chinese People’s Liberation Army soldiers train in the snow in Heihe, northeast China’s Heilongjiang province. China‘s military training this year will focus on “improving fighting capacity” to win “local wars”, the defence ministry said, with Beijing embroiled in several territorial disputes.
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
People walk in heavy snow in Istanbul on Wednesday
Syrian refugees brave the cold and snow as they walk to a metro station in Istanbul on Wednesday, at the start of a day’s begging. The civil war, which began as a popular uprising against President Bashar al-Assad in March 2011, has killed 200,000 people and turned 3 million more into refugees
Pedestrians make their way along a snow-covered street during a storm in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Boston and other areas of the Northeast are braced for more snow.
People walk past snow and ice-covered trees on top of the Feldberg mountain during a winter day, about 20km from Frankfurt, Germany