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    Winter weather around the world

    From China to New York City, snowy scenes and chilly weather this winter.

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    A member of China's national pole dance team performs at a park after the city's first snow this winter in Tianjin on Dec. 18, 2013.
    China Daily / Reuters
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    Ice-covered vehicles sit in an automotive dealer lot in Lewisville, Texas on Dec. 7.
    Tony Gutierrez / AP
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    A drop of water falls from an icy tree branch in Cockeysville, Md., Dec. 9.
    Patrick Semansky / AP
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    Children stand in the snow outside their shelter in Kabul, Afghanistan on Dec. 30.
    Omar Sobhani / Reuters
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    A street covered in snow in Kabul, Afghanistan on Dec. 30.
    Rahmat Gul / AP
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    People skate at Millennium Park skating rink in Chicago on Dec. 25.
    Nam Y. Huh / AP
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    Utility crews prepare to work on power lines at dusk in Litchfield, Maine on Dec. 26.
    Robert F. Bukaty / AP
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    An Egyptian Bedouin leading a camel through snow-covered terrain in Saint Catherine, Egypt on Dec. 17.
    Ahmed Hayman / EPA
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    A child slides on a toboggan down Cedar Hill in Central Park in New York on Dec. 17.
    Carlo Allegri / Reuters
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    A Kashmiri man walks over snow-covered boats during the season's first snowfall on a cold winter morning in Srinagar on Dec. 22.
    Danish Ismail / Reuters
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    A boy walks down stairs during snowfall at Central Park in New York on Dec. 17.
    Shannon Stapleton / Reuters
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    People take part in a snowball fight on Cedar Hill in Central Park in New York on Dec. 17.
    Carlo Allegri / Reuters
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    A woman with an umbrella walks in Times Square during a snowstorm in New York on Dec. 17.
    Justin Lane / EPA
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    A giant panda plays in the snow at a zoo in Kunming, Yunnan province on Dec. 16.
    China Daily / Reuters
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    A man walks on the Plains of Abraham during a snowstorm in Quebec City on Dec. 15.
    Mathieu Belanger / Reuters
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    A bird rests atop a bush during a snowstorm in Quebec City on Dec. 15.
    Mathieu Belanger / Reuters
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    Ice fisherman Bill Winberg and Seamus, a miniature Schnauzer, endure freezing temperatures to enjoy the sport near Ashland, Ill., on Dec. 15.
    Seth Perlman / AP
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    A worker walks up Blackcomb Mountain as a snowmaking machine blows snow onto a run in Whistler, British Columbia on Dec. 6.
    Darryl Dyck / AP
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    Randy Friedrich sports a coating of fresh snow as he visits downtown Springfield, Ore. on Dec. 6.
    Chris Pietsch / AP
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    A skier makes his way through the snow near Bayrischzell, southern Germany on Nov. 27.
    Matthias Schrader / AP
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    Snow collects on Cloud Gate (also known as The Bean) in Milennium Park in Chicago on Nov. 11.
    Scott Olson / Getty Images
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    Cattle graze in Celliers after a heavy snowfall on Oct. 11.
    Jean-pierre Clatot / AFP - Getty Images
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    A layer of ice coats the leaves of a Japanese maple tree after an ice storm in Toronto on Dec. 22.
    Chris Helgren / Reuters
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    Derry, a one year-old Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever, runs through the snow in Toronto on Dec. 15.
    Nathan Denette / AP
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    Brave swimmers participate in the annual Coney Island Polar Bear Club dip in New York on Jan 1.
    Allison Joyce / Reuters
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    Large ice sculptures at China's annual Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival on Dec. 30.
    Str / EPA
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    An ultra-Orthodox Jew prays at the the snow-covered compound of the Western Wall in the Old City of Jerusalem on Dec. 13.
    Abir Sultan / EPA
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    A woman swims in the pool at the David Citadel Hotel during a snowstorm in Jerusalem on Dec. 13.
    Brian Snyder / AP
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    Members of the "Krepysh" family winter swimming club pour icy water onto each other on the banks of the Yenisei River, in air temperatures of 23 degrees in Russia's Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk on Dec. 29.
    Ilya Naymushin / Reuters
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    Visitors walk past a giant snow sculpture ahead of the 30th Harbin Ice and Snow Festival in China on Dec. 28.
    Sheng Li / Reuters