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Record freeze extends to eastern United States, at least eight dead

A man walks beside a frozen wall on a beach in Chicago, Illinois, January 7, 2014. REUTERS/Jim Young

A man walks beside a frozen wall on a beach in Chicago, Illinois, January 7, 2014. REUTERS/Jim Young

A man walks beside a frozen wall on a beach in Chicago, Illinois, January 7, 2014. REUTERS/Jim Young
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A man is framed by icicles as he walks along a beach in Chicago, Illinois, January 7, 2014. REUTERS/Jim Young

A man is framed by icicles as he walks along a beach in Chicago, Illinois, January 7, 2014. REUTERS/Jim Young

A man is framed by icicles as he walks along a beach in Chicago, Illinois, January 7, 2014. REUTERS/Jim Young
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A man walks near large chunks of ice on a frozen wall at a beach in Chicago, Illinois, January 7, 2014. REUTERS/Jim Young

A man walks near large chunks of ice on a frozen wall at a beach in Chicago, Illinois, January 7, 2014. REUTERS/Jim Young

A man walks near large chunks of ice on a frozen wall at a beach in Chicago, Illinois, January 7, 2014. REUTERS/Jim Young
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A man is framed by icicles as he walks along a beach in Chicago, Illinois, January 7, 2014. REUTERS/Jim Young (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENVIRONMENT)

A man is framed by icicles as he walks along a beach in Chicago, Illinois, January 7, 2014. REUTERS/Jim Young (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENVIRONMENT)

A man is framed by icicles as he walks along a beach in Chicago, Illinois, January 7, 2014. REUTERS/Jim Young (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENVIRONMENT)
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City workers use a variety of plows to remove snow from sidewalks in south Minneapolis, January 7, 2014. REUTERS/Eric Miller

City workers use a variety of plows to remove snow from sidewalks in south Minneapolis, January 7, 2014. REUTERS/Eric Miller

City workers use a variety of plows to remove snow from sidewalks in south Minneapolis, January 7, 2014. REUTERS/Eric Miller
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Ice crystals form on a window at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, January 7, 2014. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Ice crystals form on a window at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, January 7, 2014. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Ice crystals form on a window at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, January 7, 2014. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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Two young men keep their faces covered as they walk down the street during bitter cold temperatures in Detroit, Michigan January 7, 2014. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook

Two young men keep their faces covered as they walk down the street during bitter cold temperatures in Detroit, Michigan January 7, 2014. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook

Two young men keep their faces covered as they walk down the street during bitter cold temperatures in Detroit, Michigan January 7, 2014. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook
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A pedestrian checks for traffic before crossing the street in front of a front-end loader plowing snow off the sidewalk in Minneapolis, January 7, 2014. REUTERS/Eric Miller

A pedestrian checks for traffic before crossing the street in front of a front-end loader plowing snow off the sidewalk in Minneapolis, January 7, 2014. REUTERS/Eric Miller

A pedestrian checks for traffic before crossing the street in front of a front-end loader plowing snow off the sidewalk in Minneapolis, January 7, 2014. REUTERS/Eric Miller
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Ice forms on the shore of the East River due to unusually low temperatures caused by a Polar Vortex in New York January 7, 2014. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Ice forms on the shore of the East River due to unusually low temperatures caused by a Polar Vortex in New York January 7, 2014. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Ice forms on the shore of the East River due to unusually low temperatures caused by a Polar Vortex in New York January 7, 2014. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
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A snowman faces east in the yard of a home in Minneapolis, January 7, 2014. REUTERS/Eric Miller

A snowman faces east in the yard of a home in Minneapolis, January 7, 2014. REUTERS/Eric Miller

A snowman faces east in the yard of a home in Minneapolis, January 7, 2014. REUTERS/Eric Miller
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James Diers unhooks jumper cables after he was unable to jump start his car in Minneapolis, January 7, 2014. REUTERS/Eric Miller

James Diers unhooks jumper cables after he was unable to jump start his car in Minneapolis, January 7, 2014. REUTERS/Eric Miller

James Diers unhooks jumper cables after he was unable to jump start his car in Minneapolis, January 7, 2014. REUTERS/Eric Miller
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A tourist from Italy shields themself against the cold as they walk near the United States Capitol Building in Washington, January 7, 2014. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

A tourist from Italy shields themself against the cold as they walk near the United States Capitol Building in Washington, January 7, 2014. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

A tourist from Italy shields themself against the cold as they walk near the United States Capitol Building in Washington, January 7, 2014. REUTERS/Jim Bourg
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James Diers attempts to jump start his car in Minneapolis, January 7, 2014. REUTERS/Eric Miller

James Diers attempts to jump start his car in Minneapolis, January 7, 2014. REUTERS/Eric Miller

James Diers attempts to jump start his car in Minneapolis, January 7, 2014. REUTERS/Eric Miller
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A NOAA handout image taken from space on January 3, 2014 by the Suomi NPP satellite shows a blanket of snow that stretches from the midwestern region of the United States across to New England after a massive winter storm moved over the region. REUTERS/NASA/NOAA/Handout via Reuters

A NOAA handout image taken from space on January 3, 2014 by the Suomi NPP satellite shows a blanket of snow that stretches from the midwestern region of the United States across to New England after a massive winter storm moved over the region....more

A NOAA handout image taken from space on January 3, 2014 by the Suomi NPP satellite shows a blanket of snow that stretches from the midwestern region of the United States across to New England after a massive winter storm moved over the region. REUTERS/NASA/NOAA/Handout via Reuters
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A pedestrian is bundled up against the cold and wind as she walks near the United States Capitol Building in Washington, January 7, 2014. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

A pedestrian is bundled up against the cold and wind as she walks near the United States Capitol Building in Washington, January 7, 2014. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

A pedestrian is bundled up against the cold and wind as she walks near the United States Capitol Building in Washington, January 7, 2014. REUTERS/Jim Bourg
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Pedestrians are bundled against the cold and wind as they walk near the United States Capitol Building in Washington, January 7, 2014. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

Pedestrians are bundled against the cold and wind as they walk near the United States Capitol Building in Washington, January 7, 2014. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

Pedestrians are bundled against the cold and wind as they walk near the United States Capitol Building in Washington, January 7, 2014. REUTERS/Jim Bourg
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Tourist Nina Malinowski from Frankfurt, Germany shivers and braces herself against the cold as she walks near the United States Capitol Building in Washington, January 7, 2014. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

Tourist Nina Malinowski from Frankfurt, Germany shivers and braces herself against the cold as she walks near the United States Capitol Building in Washington, January 7, 2014. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

Tourist Nina Malinowski from Frankfurt, Germany shivers and braces herself against the cold as she walks near the United States Capitol Building in Washington, January 7, 2014. REUTERS/Jim Bourg
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Tourists from Italy shield themselves from the cold as they walk near the United States Capitol Building in Washington, January 7, 2014. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

Tourists from Italy shield themselves from the cold as they walk near the United States Capitol Building in Washington, January 7, 2014. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

Tourists from Italy shield themselves from the cold as they walk near the United States Capitol Building in Washington, January 7, 2014. REUTERS/Jim Bourg
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9-year-old Sebastian of Sydney, Australia pulls closed the hood of his coat to shield himself from the cold as he walks near the United States Capitol Building in Washington, January 7, 2014. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

9-year-old Sebastian of Sydney, Australia pulls closed the hood of his coat to shield himself from the cold as he walks near the United States Capitol Building in Washington, January 7, 2014. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

9-year-old Sebastian of Sydney, Australia pulls closed the hood of his coat to shield himself from the cold as he walks near the United States Capitol Building in Washington, January 7, 2014. REUTERS/Jim Bourg
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Eastern U.S. is shown in this NOAA-GOES handout image taken January 7, 2014. REUTERS/NOAA-GOES/Handout via Reuters

Eastern U.S. is shown in this NOAA-GOES handout image taken January 7, 2014. REUTERS/NOAA-GOES/Handout via Reuters

Eastern U.S. is shown in this NOAA-GOES handout image taken January 7, 2014. REUTERS/NOAA-GOES/Handout via Reuters
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A woman pushes a baby stroller through a cloud of steam from a construction site in Boston, Massachusetts January 7, 2014. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

A woman pushes a baby stroller through a cloud of steam from a construction site in Boston, Massachusetts January 7, 2014. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

A woman pushes a baby stroller through a cloud of steam from a construction site in Boston, Massachusetts January 7, 2014. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
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Pedestrians walk into a bitter wind near the U.S. Capitol in Washington January 7, 2014. REUTERS/Gary Cameron

Pedestrians walk into a bitter wind near the U.S. Capitol in Washington January 7, 2014. REUTERS/Gary Cameron

Pedestrians walk into a bitter wind near the U.S. Capitol in Washington January 7, 2014. REUTERS/Gary Cameron
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The U.S. Capitol dome is seen with steam from a power plant in Washington January 7, 2014. REUTERS/Gary Cameron

The U.S. Capitol dome is seen with steam from a power plant in Washington January 7, 2014. REUTERS/Gary Cameron

The U.S. Capitol dome is seen with steam from a power plant in Washington January 7, 2014. REUTERS/Gary Cameron
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The Tidal Basin freezes over near the Jefferson Memorial in Washington January 7, 2014. REUTERS/Gary Cameron

The Tidal Basin freezes over near the Jefferson Memorial in Washington January 7, 2014. REUTERS/Gary Cameron

The Tidal Basin freezes over near the Jefferson Memorial in Washington January 7, 2014. REUTERS/Gary Cameron
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A woman walks against the wind in frigid cold temperatures in downtown Manhattan, New York January 7, 2014. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

A woman walks against the wind in frigid cold temperatures in downtown Manhattan, New York January 7, 2014. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

A woman walks against the wind in frigid cold temperatures in downtown Manhattan, New York January 7, 2014. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
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Ice forms on the shore of the East River due to unusually low temperatures caused by a polar vortex in New York January 7, 2014. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Ice forms on the shore of the East River due to unusually low temperatures caused by a polar vortex in New York January 7, 2014. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Ice forms on the shore of the East River due to unusually low temperatures caused by a polar vortex in New York January 7, 2014. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
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