Snow

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

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.

The cold spell continues as deer move through the fresh overnight snow at Raby Castle, in County Durham.

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The cold spell continues as deer move through the fresh overnight snow at Raby Castle, in County Durham, UK.

Traffic is held up as snow ploughs clean the A7  highway near Valence, in southeastern France

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Traffic is held up as snow ploughs clean the A7 highway near Valence, in southeast France

A truck from the Alabama Department of Transportation, followed by traffic, spreads sand on the northbound lanes of the Hudson Memorial Bridge spanning the Tennessee River, Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015, in Decatur, Ala.   A wintery mix of precipitation was expected throughout the day.

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A truck from the Alabama Department of Transportation, followed by traffic, spreads sand and grit on the northbound lanes of the Hudson Memorial Bridge spanning the Tennessee River on Thursday in Decatur, Alabama

A man walks along the famous Dark Hedges avenue of trees on January 14, 2015 in Antrim, Northern Ireland. The province experienced heavy snowfall as a cold weather front hit the northern part of the United Kingdom today causing major traffic disruption and school closures.

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A man walks along the famous Dark Hedges avenue of trees on Wednesday in Antrim, Northern Ireland. The province experienced heavy snowfall as a cold weather front hit the northern part of the UK today causing traffic disruption and school closures

A crashed car sits at the side of a road after heavy snowfall near the village of Carndonagh in Ireland January 13, 2015

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A crashed car sits at the side of a road after heavy snowfall near the village of Carndonagh in Ireland on Tuesday

Syrians carry water as they walk on a road  near their refugee camp, at Ber-Elias village, in Bekaa valley, east Lebanon, Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015. Snow fell in the Middle East as a powerful winter storm swept through the region, killing several Syrian refugees in Lebanon and forcing thousands of others who have fled their country civil war to huddle for warmth in refugee camps.

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Syrians carry water as they walk on a road near their refugee camp, at Ber-Elias village, in Bekaa valley, east Lebanon. Snow fell in the Middle East as a powerful winter storm swept through the region, killing several Syrian refugees in Lebanon and forcing thousands of others who have fled their country civil war to huddle for warmth in refugee camps

Shirtless members of the South Korean Special Warfare Forces hurl snow during a winter exercise in Pyeongchang January 8, 2015. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said there was 'no reason' not to hold a high-level summit with neighbouring South Korea, speaking in a New Year's address broadcast by state media last Thursday.

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Shirtless members of the South Korean Special Warfare Forces hurl snow during a winter exercise in Pyeongchang on Thursday

Pedestrians walk through a snow covered park as temperatures hover around zero degrees Celsius (32 degrees Fahrenheit), Vilnius, Lithuania, Monday, Jan. 5, 2015.

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Pedestrians walk through snow in temperatures of zero Celsius at a park in Vilnius, Lithuania, on Monday.

People visit newly-built ice sculptures illuminated by coloured lights during a trial operation of the 16th Harbin Ice and Snow World in Harbin, Heilongjiang province, December 22, 2014. Picture taken December 22, 2014.

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People visit newly built ice sculptures illuminated by coloured lights during a trial operation of the 16th Harbin Ice and Snow World in Harbin, Heilongjiang province, China 

A woman looks out from a window of a bus covered with frost in Changchun, Jilin province

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A woman looks out from a window of a bus covered with frost in Changchun, Jilin province.

Blizzards sweep through Kielder in Northumberland, as snow covers the area

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Blizzards sweep through Kielder in Northumberland, as snow covers the area

Residents take photos of snow-covered trees in Jilin, in northeast China's Jilin provinc

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Residents take photos of snow-covered trees in Jilin, China’s northeastern province

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.

A woman walks in heavy snowfall in the far eastern Russian city of Vladivostok, December 1, 2014.

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A woman walks in heavy snowfall in the far eastern Russian city of Vladivostok on Monday

A protester takes refuge from snowfall while sitting outside the Ferguson Police Station in Missouri

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A protester takes refuge from snowfall while sitting outside the Ferguson Police Station in Missouri. The streets of Ferguson, were mostly quiet on Wednesday after two nights of racially charged unrest following a U.S. grand jury decision to clear a white policeman over the killing of an unarmed black teenager.

Record Snowstorm Pummels Buffalo

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Residents attempt to remove deep snow from a rooftop in Lakeview, Buffalo, New York. Record snowfall over 24 hours closed a 100-mile section of the New York State Thruway as well as other main roads around Buffalo

A tower of Ettal Abbey is seen in front of the snow-covered landscape on November 18, 2014 in Ettal, southern Germany.

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Ettal Abbey tower is viewed in front of the snow-covered landscape in Ettal, southern Germany