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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
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.
A pedicab (bicitaxi in Cuba) with a US flag on a street in Havana. The US is to ease travel and trade restrictions with Cuba on Friday, marking the first concrete steps towards restoring normal ties since announcing a historic rapprochement
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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
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
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A bicycle is parked under pictures of Cuba’s former president Fidel Castro, Raul Castro, brother of Fidel and Cuba’s president, and revolutionary hero Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara in an office in Havana on Friday. Washington has agreed to restore full diplomatic ties that were cut in the early 1960s, with its old Cold War nemesis
A man waits in line for one of 5,000 food bags provided at Glide Memorial Church in the Tenderloin neighborhood in San Francisco, California on Wednesday
Traffic moves slowly across the Golden Gate Bridge in the high winds and rain on Thursday, in this view from Sausalito, California. A storm expected to be one of the worst in five years swept across the San Francisco Bay Area on Thursday, knocking out power and delaying travel by air, train and ferry.
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Tyler Corrington of Hastings, Minnesota competes in the saddle bronco riding during the fifth go-round of the National Finals Rodeo at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas
The official White House Christmas tree, from the Crystal Spring Tree Farm in Pennsylvania, sits next to the North Portico of the White House in Washington on Friday
A clown sits on a park bench at sunrise before the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York on Thursday morning
A man walks past a burning building during rioting after a grand jury returned no indictment in the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri early on Tuesday morning. Gunshots were heard and bottles were thrown as anger rippled through a crowd outside the Ferguson Police Department in suburban St. Louis after authorities on Monday announced that a grand jury voted not to indict a white officer in the August shooting death of an unarmed black teen
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An employee with the City of Dubuque Park Division gets in position to cut down a branch of a tree being removed from Washington Square on Tuesday in Dubuque, Iowa
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U.S. President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping walk together with their translators at Zhongnanhai leaders compound before their private dinner on Tuesday
Tyler Lewis practises Parkour in downtown Seattle, Washington. Parkour originated in France in the 1980s as military obstacle course training and has now become a recognised sport
Ground personnel work on the Soyuz TMA-13M capsule, carrying International Space Station crew members Alexander Gerst of Germany, Maxim Surayev of Russia and Reid Wiseman of the US, after its landing near the town of Arkalyk in northern Kazakhstan.
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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
The media sets up on the risers before Democrat Tom Wolf’s rally in the Utz Arena of the York Expo Center in York Pennsylvania.
People frolic beside the Pacific Amusement Park as the sun sets on Santa Monica beach, California. The pier, which will soon celebrate its 100th year, has been the setting for films such as The Sting, Forrest Gump and Iron Man.
Hurricane Gonzalo was taken from the International Space Station by European Space Agency astronaut Alexander Gerst. The resort island chain of Bermuda braced on Friday for a hit from Hurricane Gonzalo, forecast to produce flooding, strong winds and a life-threatening storm surge