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Winter storm blankets U.S.

<p>People walk during snowfall at the U.S. Capitol in Washington December 19, 2009. Heavy snowfall blanketed the U.S. East Coast on Saturday, forcing most flights to be canceled in Washington and Baltimore and hampering holiday shoppers on the last weekend before Christmas.  REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst</p>

People walk during snowfall at the U.S. Capitol in Washington December 19, 2009. Heavy snowfall blanketed the U.S. East Coast on Saturday, forcing most flights to be canceled in Washington and Baltimore and hampering holiday shoppers on the last...more

People walk during snowfall at the U.S. Capitol in Washington December 19, 2009. Heavy snowfall blanketed the U.S. East Coast on Saturday, forcing most flights to be canceled in Washington and Baltimore and hampering holiday shoppers on the last weekend before Christmas. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

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<p>The West Wing of the White House is seen under heavy snowfall in Washington December 19, 2009.   REUTERS/Yuri Gripas</p>

The West Wing of the White House is seen under heavy snowfall in Washington December 19, 2009. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

The West Wing of the White House is seen under heavy snowfall in Washington December 19, 2009. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

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<p>A worker uses a snow blower to clear walkways at the U.S. Capitol in Washington December 19, 2009. Heavy snowfall blanketed the U.S. East Coast on Saturday, forcing most flights to be canceled in Washington and Baltimore and hampering holiday shoppers on the last weekend before Christmas. Up to 22 inches (56 cms) of snow was expected to fall by Saturday night in the Baltimore-Washington area and a blizzard warning was issued by the National Weather Service, with wind gusts of 40 mph (64 kph) forecast.   REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst</p>

A worker uses a snow blower to clear walkways at the U.S. Capitol in Washington December 19, 2009. Heavy snowfall blanketed the U.S. East Coast on Saturday, forcing most flights to be canceled in Washington and Baltimore and hampering holiday...more

A worker uses a snow blower to clear walkways at the U.S. Capitol in Washington December 19, 2009. Heavy snowfall blanketed the U.S. East Coast on Saturday, forcing most flights to be canceled in Washington and Baltimore and hampering holiday shoppers on the last weekend before Christmas. Up to 22 inches (56 cms) of snow was expected to fall by Saturday night in the Baltimore-Washington area and a blizzard warning was issued by the National Weather Service, with wind gusts of 40 mph (64 kph) forecast. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

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<p>Sledders play in the snow on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, December 19, 2009.   REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst</p>

Sledders play in the snow on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, December 19, 2009. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Sledders play in the snow on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, December 19, 2009. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

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<p>Jay and Lynn Carlson ski under heavy snowfall in front of the White House in Washington, December 19, 2009.    REUTERS/Yuri Gripas</p>

Jay and Lynn Carlson ski under heavy snowfall in front of the White House in Washington, December 19, 2009. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

Jay and Lynn Carlson ski under heavy snowfall in front of the White House in Washington, December 19, 2009. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

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<p>A visitor with a dog takes pictures in the snow of a Christmas tree at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, December 19, 2009.   REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst</p>

A visitor with a dog takes pictures in the snow of a Christmas tree at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, December 19, 2009. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

A visitor with a dog takes pictures in the snow of a Christmas tree at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, December 19, 2009. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

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<p>The West Wing of the White House is seen under heavy snowfall in Washington December 19, 2009.    REUTERS/Yuri Gripas</p>

The West Wing of the White House is seen under heavy snowfall in Washington December 19, 2009. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

The West Wing of the White House is seen under heavy snowfall in Washington December 19, 2009. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

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<p>Hansel Bauman clears snow from his car in Washington under heavy snowfall, December 19, 2009.   REUTERS/Yuri Gripas</p>

Hansel Bauman clears snow from his car in Washington under heavy snowfall, December 19, 2009. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

Hansel Bauman clears snow from his car in Washington under heavy snowfall, December 19, 2009. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

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<p>The mirror of a MINI is snow covered in Alexandria, Virginia, December 19, 2009.   REUTERS/Molly Riley</p>

The mirror of a MINI is snow covered in Alexandria, Virginia, December 19, 2009. REUTERS/Molly Riley

The mirror of a MINI is snow covered in Alexandria, Virginia, December 19, 2009. REUTERS/Molly Riley

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<p>A worker clears snow from a sidewalk in Washington under heavy snowfall December 19, 2009.    REUTERS/Yuri Gripas</p>

A worker clears snow from a sidewalk in Washington under heavy snowfall December 19, 2009. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

A worker clears snow from a sidewalk in Washington under heavy snowfall December 19, 2009. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

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<p>A bike is parked under a heavy snowfall in Washington December 19, 2009.   REUTERS/Yuri Gripas</p>

A bike is parked under a heavy snowfall in Washington December 19, 2009. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

A bike is parked under a heavy snowfall in Washington December 19, 2009. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

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<p>A Mini Cooper car is buried under snow in Great Falls, Virginia, December 20, 2009.     REUTERS/Hyungwon Kang</p>

A Mini Cooper car is buried under snow in Great Falls, Virginia, December 20, 2009. REUTERS/Hyungwon Kang

A Mini Cooper car is buried under snow in Great Falls, Virginia, December 20, 2009. REUTERS/Hyungwon Kang

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<p>A pedestrian walks down a street during a snowstorm in New York December 19, 2009.   REUTERS/Lucas Jackson</p>

A pedestrian walks down a street during a snowstorm in New York December 19, 2009. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

A pedestrian walks down a street during a snowstorm in New York December 19, 2009. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

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<p>Pedestrians walk down a snow-covered road in Old Town, Alexandria, Virginia, December 19, 2009.    REUTERS/Molly Riley</p>

Pedestrians walk down a snow-covered road in Old Town, Alexandria, Virginia, December 19, 2009. REUTERS/Molly Riley

Pedestrians walk down a snow-covered road in Old Town, Alexandria, Virginia, December 19, 2009. REUTERS/Molly Riley

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<p>Pedestrians walk down a snow-covered road in Old Town, Alexandria, Virginia, December 19, 2009.    REUTERS/Molly Riley</p>

Pedestrians walk down a snow-covered road in Old Town, Alexandria, Virginia, December 19, 2009. REUTERS/Molly Riley

Pedestrians walk down a snow-covered road in Old Town, Alexandria, Virginia, December 19, 2009. REUTERS/Molly Riley

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<p>Commuters wait at a bus stop in Washington under heavy snowfall December 19, 2009.    REUTERS/Yuri Gripas</p>

Commuters wait at a bus stop in Washington under heavy snowfall December 19, 2009. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

Commuters wait at a bus stop in Washington under heavy snowfall December 19, 2009. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

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<p>A man skis along Charles Street during a nor'easter winter snow storm in Boston, Massachusetts December 20, 2009.    REUTERS/Brian Snyder</p>

A man skis along Charles Street during a nor'easter winter snow storm in Boston, Massachusetts December 20, 2009. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

A man skis along Charles Street during a nor'easter winter snow storm in Boston, Massachusetts December 20, 2009. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

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<p>A man clears snow from the sidewalk in front of a Victoria's Secret store during a nor'easter winter snow storm in Boston, Massachusetts December 20, 2009.   REUTERS/Brian Snyder</p>

A man clears snow from the sidewalk in front of a Victoria's Secret store during a nor'easter winter snow storm in Boston, Massachusetts December 20, 2009. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

A man clears snow from the sidewalk in front of a Victoria's Secret store during a nor'easter winter snow storm in Boston, Massachusetts December 20, 2009. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

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<p>A pedestrian peeks out from under her umbrella while trying to cross a street during a nor'easter winter snow storm in Boston, Massachusetts December 20, 2009.   REUTERS/Brian Snyder</p>

A pedestrian peeks out from under her umbrella while trying to cross a street during a nor'easter winter snow storm in Boston, Massachusetts December 20, 2009. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

A pedestrian peeks out from under her umbrella while trying to cross a street during a nor'easter winter snow storm in Boston, Massachusetts December 20, 2009. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

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<p>Snow plows clear the street in Prospect Park in Brooklyn, New York December 20, 2009.   REUTERS/Brendan McDermid</p>

Snow plows clear the street in Prospect Park in Brooklyn, New York December 20, 2009. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Snow plows clear the street in Prospect Park in Brooklyn, New York December 20, 2009. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

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<p>Residents dig their car out of the snow in Hoboken, New Jersey, December 20, 2009.   REUTERS/Gary Hershorn</p>

Residents dig their car out of the snow in Hoboken, New Jersey, December 20, 2009. REUTERS/Gary Hershorn

Residents dig their car out of the snow in Hoboken, New Jersey, December 20, 2009. REUTERS/Gary Hershorn

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<p>A car is covered by snow in Brooklyn, New York December 20, 2009.   REUTERS/Brendan McDermid</p>

A car is covered by snow in Brooklyn, New York December 20, 2009. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

A car is covered by snow in Brooklyn, New York December 20, 2009. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

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<p>Children play with snow in the middle of the traffic roundabout at Columbus Circle in New York December 20, 2009.    REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly</p>

Children play with snow in the middle of the traffic roundabout at Columbus Circle in New York December 20, 2009. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

Children play with snow in the middle of the traffic roundabout at Columbus Circle in New York December 20, 2009. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

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<p>A woman is pushed down a hill in Prospect Park in Brooklyn, New York December 20, 2009.  REUTERS/Brendan McDermid</p>

A woman is pushed down a hill in Prospect Park in Brooklyn, New York December 20, 2009. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

A woman is pushed down a hill in Prospect Park in Brooklyn, New York December 20, 2009. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

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<p>Pint-sized snowmen are seen on a railing at Central Park in New York December 20, 2009.   REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly</p>

Pint-sized snowmen are seen on a railing at Central Park in New York December 20, 2009. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

Pint-sized snowmen are seen on a railing at Central Park in New York December 20, 2009. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

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<p>A worker waits at a tunnel to remove what remains of the snow from the stadium before the start of the NFL game between the Baltimore Ravens and Chicago Bears in Baltimore, Maryland December 20, 2009.     REUTERS/Joe Giza</p>

A worker waits at a tunnel to remove what remains of the snow from the stadium before the start of the NFL game between the Baltimore Ravens and Chicago Bears in Baltimore, Maryland December 20, 2009. REUTERS/Joe Giza

A worker waits at a tunnel to remove what remains of the snow from the stadium before the start of the NFL game between the Baltimore Ravens and Chicago Bears in Baltimore, Maryland December 20, 2009. REUTERS/Joe Giza

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<p>A young fan sits in snow covered seats before the start of the San Francisco 49ers versus the Philadelphia Eagles NFL game in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, December 20, 2009.   REUTERS/Tim Shaffer</p>

A young fan sits in snow covered seats before the start of the San Francisco 49ers versus the Philadelphia Eagles NFL game in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, December 20, 2009. REUTERS/Tim Shaffer

A young fan sits in snow covered seats before the start of the San Francisco 49ers versus the Philadelphia Eagles NFL game in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, December 20, 2009. REUTERS/Tim Shaffer

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<p>People ice skate at a public rink at Central Park in New York December 20, 2009.   REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly</p>

People ice skate at a public rink at Central Park in New York December 20, 2009. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

People ice skate at a public rink at Central Park in New York December 20, 2009. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

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