Visitors enjoy sledding and skating on the partially frozen Houhai Lake during the lunar new year holiday in Beijing. Beijing is seeing its warmest new year period in six decades with temperatures averaging 8 degrees centigrade above normal, with snowfall yet to hit the city. Read more
An ice-covered tree limb that took out a utility line blocks the path of a firetruck after a winter storm in Philadelphia. Icy conditions have knocked out power to more than 200,000 electric customers in southeastern Pennsylvania and prompted school and legislative delays as well as speed reductions on major roadways.
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Spectators watch as waves break over the harbour wall at Porthcawl, Wales, on Wednesday
A man and child walk through Times Square as it snows in the Manhattan borough of New York. Read more
A road sign in the city centre of Dax, southwestern France, is almost entirely submerged in water from the Adour river
Russian women skating along a frozen boulevard in Moscow’s Sokolniki Park, Russia. The temperature in Moscow hit minus 15 degrees centigrade on Thursday
A man walks past a sculpture covered by a light dusting of snow in the US city of Baltimore
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People make their way on plowed paths in the frigid temperatures outside city hall in Toronto. Read more
A pedestrian walks along the banks of the Neris river as temperatures dipped to minus 18 degrees centigrade in Vilnius, Lithuania, on Monday.
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. Read more