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Winter wonderland

Winter outdoor sports enthusiast Olesya Ushakova poses while throwing hot water into subzero air as she participates in the "Dubak Challenge", an intense cold challenge that is popular on social media in Russia, during sunset outside the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, Russia February 8. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin

Winter outdoor sports enthusiast Olesya Ushakova poses while throwing hot water into subzero air as she participates in the "Dubak Challenge", an intense cold challenge that is popular on social media in Russia, during sunset outside the Siberian...more

Winter outdoor sports enthusiast Olesya Ushakova poses while throwing hot water into subzero air as she participates in the "Dubak Challenge", an intense cold challenge that is popular on social media in Russia, during sunset outside the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, Russia February 8. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin
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A dog is seen in a snow-covered park during snowfall in Kiev, Ukraine February 6. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

A dog is seen in a snow-covered park during snowfall in Kiev, Ukraine February 6. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

A dog is seen in a snow-covered park during snowfall in Kiev, Ukraine February 6. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
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Members of the Dolphin winter swimming club swim in the icy waters of the Yenisei River during their weekly bathing session in the Siberian town of Divnogorsk, Russia February 8. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin

Members of the Dolphin winter swimming club swim in the icy waters of the Yenisei River during their weekly bathing session in the Siberian town of Divnogorsk, Russia February 8. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin

Members of the Dolphin winter swimming club swim in the icy waters of the Yenisei River during their weekly bathing session in the Siberian town of Divnogorsk, Russia February 8. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin
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The snow-covered landscape is seen near Menzingen, Switzerland February 5. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

The snow-covered landscape is seen near Menzingen, Switzerland February 5. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

The snow-covered landscape is seen near Menzingen, Switzerland February 5. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann
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A person cycles over the Clifton Suspension Bridge and Avon Gorge in Bristol during snowfall in southwest Britain, February 1. REUTERS/Toby Melville

A person cycles over the Clifton Suspension Bridge and Avon Gorge in Bristol during snowfall in southwest Britain, February 1. REUTERS/Toby Melville

A person cycles over the Clifton Suspension Bridge and Avon Gorge in Bristol during snowfall in southwest Britain, February 1. REUTERS/Toby Melville
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A pedestrian stops to take a photo by Chicago River, as bitter cold phenomenon called the polar vortex descended on much of the central and eastern United States, in Chicago, Illinois, January 29. REUTERS/Pinar Istek

A pedestrian stops to take a photo by Chicago River, as bitter cold phenomenon called the polar vortex descended on much of the central and eastern United States, in Chicago, Illinois, January 29. REUTERS/Pinar Istek

A pedestrian stops to take a photo by Chicago River, as bitter cold phenomenon called the polar vortex descended on much of the central and eastern United States, in Chicago, Illinois, January 29. REUTERS/Pinar Istek
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A child stands near the Peace Bell at the Fichtelberg in the Ore Mountains in Oberwiesenthal, Germany, January 25. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke

A child stands near the Peace Bell at the Fichtelberg in the Ore Mountains in Oberwiesenthal, Germany, January 25. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke

A child stands near the Peace Bell at the Fichtelberg in the Ore Mountains in Oberwiesenthal, Germany, January 25. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke
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People stand in front of a snow-covered forest in Oberwiesenthal, Germany, January 24.  
 REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke

People stand in front of a snow-covered forest in Oberwiesenthal, Germany, January 24. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke

People stand in front of a snow-covered forest in Oberwiesenthal, Germany, January 24. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke
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A woman tries to catch snowflakes with her tongue during a snowfall on Chandragiri Hills in Kathmandu, Nepal, January 23.      REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

A woman tries to catch snowflakes with her tongue during a snowfall on Chandragiri Hills in Kathmandu, Nepal, January 23. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

A woman tries to catch snowflakes with her tongue during a snowfall on Chandragiri Hills in Kathmandu, Nepal, January 23. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar
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A dog enjoys playing in the snow on the Feldberg mountain near Koenigstein, outside of Frankfurt, Germany, January 22.     REUTERS/ Kai Pfaffenbach

A dog enjoys playing in the snow on the Feldberg mountain near Koenigstein, outside of Frankfurt, Germany, January 22. REUTERS/ Kai Pfaffenbach

A dog enjoys playing in the snow on the Feldberg mountain near Koenigstein, outside of Frankfurt, Germany, January 22. REUTERS/ Kai Pfaffenbach
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The frost covered Wendelstein church, Germany's highest church, on the Wendelstein mountain near Bayrischzell, Germany, January 23.    REUTERS/Michael Dalder

The frost covered Wendelstein church, Germany's highest church, on the Wendelstein mountain near Bayrischzell, Germany, January 23. REUTERS/Michael Dalder

The frost covered Wendelstein church, Germany's highest church, on the Wendelstein mountain near Bayrischzell, Germany, January 23. REUTERS/Michael Dalder
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A pied wagtail bird walks through footprints on snow in Glenshane Pass, Northern Ireland, January 22.  
  REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne

A pied wagtail bird walks through footprints on snow in Glenshane Pass, Northern Ireland, January 22. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne

A pied wagtail bird walks through footprints on snow in Glenshane Pass, Northern Ireland, January 22. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne
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Snow falls over the White House in Washington, January 13. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Snow falls over the White House in Washington, January 13. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Snow falls over the White House in Washington, January 13. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
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Water flows around ice, formed on the American Falls in Niagara Falls, New York, due to subzero temperatures, viewed from the Canadian side, in Niagara Falls, Ontario, January 22.     REUTERS/Moe Doiron

Water flows around ice, formed on the American Falls in Niagara Falls, New York, due to subzero temperatures, viewed from the Canadian side, in Niagara Falls, Ontario, January 22. REUTERS/Moe Doiron

Water flows around ice, formed on the American Falls in Niagara Falls, New York, due to subzero temperatures, viewed from the Canadian side, in Niagara Falls, Ontario, January 22. REUTERS/Moe Doiron
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Trees covered with snow are seen after sunset at the mountain resort in Szczyrk, Poland, January 7. 
   REUTERS/Kacper Pempel

Trees covered with snow are seen after sunset at the mountain resort in Szczyrk, Poland, January 7. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel

Trees covered with snow are seen after sunset at the mountain resort in Szczyrk, Poland, January 7. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel
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Snow covers the roofs of half-timbered houses from the 17th century in the 'Alter Flecken' (old spot), the historic core of downtown Freudenberg, in the federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia near the city of Siegen, Germany, December 16.    REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay

Snow covers the roofs of half-timbered houses from the 17th century in the 'Alter Flecken' (old spot), the historic core of downtown Freudenberg, in the federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia near the city of Siegen, Germany, December 16. ...more

Snow covers the roofs of half-timbered houses from the 17th century in the 'Alter Flecken' (old spot), the historic core of downtown Freudenberg, in the federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia near the city of Siegen, Germany, December 16. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay
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A man fishes on a bank of the Yenisei River outside the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, Russia, December 10.      REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin

A man fishes on a bank of the Yenisei River outside the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, Russia, December 10. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin

A man fishes on a bank of the Yenisei River outside the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, Russia, December 10. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin
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A deer is seen on Mount Parnitha during snowfall, near Athens, Greece, January 4.   REUTERS/Giorgos Moutafis

A deer is seen on Mount Parnitha during snowfall, near Athens, Greece, January 4. REUTERS/Giorgos Moutafis

A deer is seen on Mount Parnitha during snowfall, near Athens, Greece, January 4. REUTERS/Giorgos Moutafis
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Wind blows snow on top of Engstligenalp near Adelboden, Switzerland, January 12.   REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth

Wind blows snow on top of Engstligenalp near Adelboden, Switzerland, January 12. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth

Wind blows snow on top of Engstligenalp near Adelboden, Switzerland, January 12. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth
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Cars are seen following snow at a car park in Yantai, Shandong province, China, December 11.    
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Cars are seen following snow at a car park in Yantai, Shandong province, China, December 11. REUTERS/Stringer

Cars are seen following snow at a car park in Yantai, Shandong province, China, December 11. REUTERS/Stringer
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A house is covered by snow at the mountain resort in Szczyrk, Poland, January 7.    REUTERS/Kacper Pempel

A house is covered by snow at the mountain resort in Szczyrk, Poland, January 7. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel

A house is covered by snow at the mountain resort in Szczyrk, Poland, January 7. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel
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Deer are seen in the snow-covered landscape near Klosters, Switzerland, January 15.   REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

Deer are seen in the snow-covered landscape near Klosters, Switzerland, January 15. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

Deer are seen in the snow-covered landscape near Klosters, Switzerland, January 15. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann
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A man shovels snow on a rooftop during heavy snowfall in Filzmoos, Austria, January 8.    REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

A man shovels snow on a rooftop during heavy snowfall in Filzmoos, Austria, January 8. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

A man shovels snow on a rooftop during heavy snowfall in Filzmoos, Austria, January 8. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger
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Trees are covered with snow in Hohenleiten, near Munich, Germany, January 6.   REUTERS/Andreas Gebert

Trees are covered with snow in Hohenleiten, near Munich, Germany, January 6. REUTERS/Andreas Gebert

Trees are covered with snow in Hohenleiten, near Munich, Germany, January 6. REUTERS/Andreas Gebert
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