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
An artificially triggered avalanche to help scientists understand its motion thunders down a mountain past a 30-metre high pole holding measuring equipment, at the Vallee de la Sionne in Anzere near Sion, Switzerland on Tuesday
A man walks through a snow storm in the early hours of the morning in Times Square, New York
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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
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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 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, UK.
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Traffic is held up as snow ploughs clean the A7 highway near Valence, in southeast France
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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
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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 on Tuesday
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 on Thursday
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, China