Helpers in boats lead swans from their wintering grounds back to the Alster river in Hamburg, northern Germany. Around 120 swans were moved from their ice-free winter home back to the city centre
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
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Groundhog Club handler Ron Ploucha holds Punxsutawney Phil, the weather prognosticating groundhog, during the 129th celebration of Groundhog Day on Gobbler’s Knob in Punxsutawney on Monday
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
A girl stands among Afghan women lining up to receive winter relief assistance donated by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Kabul, on Wednesday
A man has his head shaved inside the stone circle at Stonehenge, Wiltshire, where people are gathering to celebrate the Winter solstice on Monday
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A cold rickshaw puller waits for customers in Allahabad, India.
Workers warm themselves around a fire at a wholesale grocery market on a winter morning in the old quarters of Delhi on Friday
Students travel via horse and cart surrounded by fog in Jammu, India. As winter sets in, thick fog engulfs most of north India early mornings
Two cyclists are reflected in a puddle shortly after a storm on the banks of the river Rhine in Duesseldorf, Germany.
Frost covers the mask and part of the hat of a soldier of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) as he stand guard near the border of China and Russia in Heihe, Heilongjiang province.
People drink tea at a roadside tea shop on a winter morning in the old quarters in Delhi on Wednesday
Ettal Abbey tower is viewed in front of the snow-covered landscape in Ettal, southern Germany
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A model displays a Autumn/Winter design by Andres Sarda during the young designers show at Madrid’s Fashion Week in Madrid, Spain,
A couple and a child look at a 50-foot snowman named “Granddaddy” in Gilman, Minnesota. The snowman began to take shape earlier this winter when farmer Greg Novak needed to move mounting snow piles away from his greenhouses
Canada’s Braydon Luscombe skis during the Men’s Downhill Standing training at the 2014 Sochi Paralympic Winter Games at the Rosa Khutor Alpine Centre
A model wears an accessory created by Anya Hindmarch during London Fashion Week autumn/winter in central London
A morning commuter walks through the snow in the US city of Philadelphia, on Thursday
Japan’s Akito Watabe soars through the air in his trial jump during the normal hill ski jumping portion of the Nordic Combined individual 10 km event of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games, at the RusSki Gorki Ski Jumping Center in Rosa Khutor.