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    Image: A Ukrainian man walks on the frozen Dnieper River in Kiev, Ukraine

    Winter wonderland

    Around the world, frosty weather blankets beautiful landscapes and creates icy fun for the young at heart.

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    Sledders in horned helmets glide to the finish line of the of the traditional horn sledge race in a valley near the Bavarian village of Garmisch-Partenkirchen. More than 90 sleds took part in the traditional event on Jan. 6.

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  • Image: Spectators watch as fireworks explode over ice sculptures at the 12th Harbin Ice and Snow World display during the official opening of the Harbin International Ice and Snow festival

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    Fireworks explode over ice sculptures during the official opening of the Harbin International Ice and Snow festival in the northern Chinese city of Harbin.

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  • Image: China Harbin Siberia Tiger Park

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    Tigers prowl the snowy Siberia Tiger Park in Harbin, China, on Jan. 7. The park is one of the largest breeding centers for endangered Siberian tigers.

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  • Image: An ice sculpture is seen near Saint Basi

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    An ice sculpture mimics the architecture of Saint Basil Cathedral in Moscow's Red Square on Jan. 5.

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  • Image: Horses pull a sledge with tourists through the snow covered forest of the eastern German ski resort of Oberhof

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    Horses pull a sledge through snow-covered woods in the eastern German ski resort of Oberhof on Jan. 5.

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  • Image: A Ukrainian man walks on the frozen Dnieper River in Kiev, Ukraine

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    A Ukrainian man walks on the frozen Dnieper River in Kiev, Ukraine, on Jan. 3. Temperatures in the Ukrainian capital dropped to 28 degrees.

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  • Image: The frost covered eyelashes of a horse are pictured at the eastern German ski resort of Oberhof

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    Frost covers the eyelashes of a horse in the eastern German ski resort of Oberhof, Jan. 5.

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    Clouds and blowing snow form a halo around Mount Rainier as seen from Seattle on Dec. 30.

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    Two people walk through a band of heavy lake-effect snow falling near Shaker Heights, Ohio, on Jan. 5.

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  • Image: A father takes a sledge ride with his daughter near the western German city of Bonn

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    A father sleds with his daughter near Bonn, Germany, on Dec. 25.

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  • Image: A worker walks on a snow sculpture featuring camels prior to the Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin

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    A worker walks on a snow sculpture featuring camels prior to the Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival in China on Dec. 24. The 27th Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival kicks off on Jan. 5.

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    A man swims in a partially frozen pond as another prepares to jump in after snowfall at Hampstead Heath in London on Dec. 19.

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  • Image: A snow covered Stormont estate is pictur

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    A snow covered Stormont estate is pictured in Belfast, Northern Ireland, on Dec. 17.

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  • Image: Winter in the Harz Mountains

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    Mirrored beauty -

    Fresh snow on the trees in the Harz mountain range in Sonnenberg, Germany, Nov. 27.

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    Deer are seen in a pasture as snow covers the landscape near Schinnen, southern Netherlands, Dec. 17.

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  • Image: Poland biggest  Snowman

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    A 31-foot snowman dubbed "Milocinek," who wears a barrel for a hat and a road safety cone for his nose, greets children in Pierwoszow village near Trzebnica, Poland, on Dec. 11.

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  • Image: Two swans swim move across the water dur

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    Two swans move across the water during a spell of frosty fog in the Oslofjord, Norway, on Dec. 7, 2010.

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  • Image: Ducks fight for bread on the River Kelvi

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    Bread bath -

    Ducks fight for bread on the River Kelvin in Glasgow, Scotland, on Dec. 7, 2010.

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  • Image: Freezing Temperatures Sweep The UK

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    Hoar frost clings to a spider's web around Pickmere Lake in the Cheshire countryside in Knutsford, United Kingdom on Dec. 3. Heavy snowfall and freezing temperatures have severely disrupted Britain's infrastructure.

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    Roofs in the old town of Bern, Switzerland are covered by snow on Dec. 2. Heavy snowfalls hit large parts of Central Europe.

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    A man skiis in the Thuringian Forest in Oberhof, Germany on Dec. 2. Large parts of Germany were hit by heavy snowfalls and icy winds.

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    People walk along the Moskva river at the outskirts of Moscow on Dec. 2 as temperatures plummet to -23 degrees Celsius (-9 degrees Fahrenheit).

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  • Image: Snow crystals laying on the window of a

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    Snow crystals appear on the window of a car in Bayreuth, southern Germany, on Dec. 2. Snow blanketed the country, disrupting traffic but also bringing good winter sports conditions.

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  • Image: A steam engine makes its way across the

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    A steam engine makes its way across the snow-covered landscape after fresh snowfall near the eastern German city of Wernigerode on Nov. 22.

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    Rose hips are covered with an icinglike layer of snow in the southwest of Bavaria in Stoettgen, Germany, Nov. 22.

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  • Image: Snow in Villers-les-Nancy

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    Let it snow -

    Snow covers the 'Pepiniere' park in Villers-les-Nancy, France, Nov. 29.

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    Grin and 'bear' it -

    A Kamchatka brown bear rests in the first snow at the zoo in Gelsenkirchen, western Germany, Nov. 29.

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  • Image: Snowball fight in Lyon, France

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    Children have a blast during a snowball fight in Lyon, central France, Wednesday, Dec. 1.

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  • Image: Snow-covered rooftops are pictured in this general view of Lyon as winter weather hits France

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    Snow-covered rooftops are pictured in this general view of Lyon, southeastern France, as winter weather with sub-freezing temperatures hits the country, Dec. 1.

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  • Image: A man goes for a walk through the snow-c

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    A man goes for a walk through the snow-covered landscape near the southern German city of Altdorf.

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  • Image: Brox the cocker spaniel runs through the snow at Scotch Corner

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    Brox the cocker spaniel runs through the snow at Scotch Corner, northern England, Nov. 29.

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  • Image: A fisherman casts his line in Moscow River

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    A fisherman casts his line in Moscow River, covered in frosty fog, with the air temperature at about -13 degrees Celsius (8.6 degrees Fahrenheit) in Moscow, Nov. 29.

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  • Image: Blowing snow and freezing temperatures face drivers as they head west on highway 1 from Calgary

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    Blowing snow and freezing temperatures face drivers as they head west on Highway 1 from Calgary, Alberta, Nov. 29.

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  • Image: Snow ploughs clear part of the runway at Edinburgh airport, Scotland

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    Snow plows clear part of the runway at Edinburgh airport, Scotland Nov. 29.

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  • Image: A horseman rides a horse between snow covered fields in Muehlethurnen, near Bern

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    A horseman rides a horse between snow-covered fields in Muehlethurnen, near Bern, on Nov. 26.

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  • Image: Duck rests on a frozen lake with the air temperature at about minus 18 degrees Celsius (minus 0.4 degrees Fahrenheit) on the outskirts of Minsk

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    Just ducky -

    A duck rests on a frozen lake with the air temperature at about minus 18 degrees Celsius (minus 0.4 degrees Fahrenheit) on the outskirts of Minsk, Dec. 1.

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  • Image: A snow covered cabin is lit by Christmas lights along the shoreline of Lake Louise after sunset in Alberta

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    Silent night, twinkling lights -

    A snow-covered cabin is lit by Christmas lights along the shoreline of Lake Louise after sunset in Alberta, Nov. 29.

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    A lamp covered with frozen snow shines on top of the Feldberg mountain near Frankfurt, central Germany, Nov. 30.

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  • Image: A man crosses a bridge in Italy

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    A man crosses a bridge on the Niviglio river in a snowstorm on Dec. 1, in Robecco sul Naviglio, near Milan, Italy.

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  • Image: Rachel Douglass and Sophie Coatsworth sledge downhill at the Town Moor in Newcastle

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    Rachel Douglass (top) and Sophie Coatsworth sledge downhill at the Town Moor in Newcastle, northern England Nov. 29.

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  • Image: Sheep stand on meadow in Olching during heavy snow falls in Bavaria

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    Sheep stand on a snow-covered meadow in Olching, west of Munich, Germany, during heavy snowfall in Bavaria, Nov. 29.

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    Landscape is covered in snow on Nov. 29, at the Schlaubetal natural park near Mixdorf, eastern Germany.

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