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Hardy Chicago brought to standstill by blizzard

<p>Cars sit abandoned on Lake Shore Drive as crews work to re-open the roadway in Chicago, February 2, 2011. REUTERS/John Gress</p>

Cars sit abandoned on Lake Shore Drive as crews work to re-open the roadway in Chicago, February 2, 2011. REUTERS/John Gress

Cars sit abandoned on Lake Shore Drive as crews work to re-open the roadway in Chicago, February 2, 2011. REUTERS/John Gress

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<p>A man walks between stranded cars on Lake Shore Drive in Chicago February 2, 2011. REUTERS/John Gress</p>

A man walks between stranded cars on Lake Shore Drive in Chicago February 2, 2011. REUTERS/John Gress

A man walks between stranded cars on Lake Shore Drive in Chicago February 2, 2011. REUTERS/John Gress

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<p>Chicago's State Street is covered in snow February 2, 2011. REUTERS/John Gress (</p>

Chicago's State Street is covered in snow February 2, 2011. REUTERS/John Gress (

Chicago's State Street is covered in snow February 2, 2011. REUTERS/John Gress (

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<p>Pedestrians walk on the streets of Chicago February 2, 2011. REUTERS/John Gress</p>

Pedestrians walk on the streets of Chicago February 2, 2011. REUTERS/John Gress

Pedestrians walk on the streets of Chicago February 2, 2011. REUTERS/John Gress

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<p>A man walks among stranded vehicles on Lake Shore Drive in Chicago February 2, 2011. REUTERS/John Gress</p>

A man walks among stranded vehicles on Lake Shore Drive in Chicago February 2, 2011. REUTERS/John Gress

A man walks among stranded vehicles on Lake Shore Drive in Chicago February 2, 2011. REUTERS/John Gress

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<p>A man digs out his car from the snow in Chicago February 2, 2011. REUTERS/John Gress</p>

A man digs out his car from the snow in Chicago February 2, 2011. REUTERS/John Gress

A man digs out his car from the snow in Chicago February 2, 2011. REUTERS/John Gress

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<p>Cars sit abandoned on Lake Shore Drive in Chicago February 2, 2011. REUTERS/John Gress</p>

Cars sit abandoned on Lake Shore Drive in Chicago February 2, 2011. REUTERS/John Gress

Cars sit abandoned on Lake Shore Drive in Chicago February 2, 2011. REUTERS/John Gress

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<p>Pedestrians navigate a Chicago intersection February 2, 2011. REUTERS/John Gress</p>

Pedestrians navigate a Chicago intersection February 2, 2011. REUTERS/John Gress

Pedestrians navigate a Chicago intersection February 2, 2011. REUTERS/John Gress

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<p>A man jumps over a snow bank in Chicago's loop February 2, 2011. REUTERS/John Gress</p>

A man jumps over a snow bank in Chicago's loop February 2, 2011. REUTERS/John Gress

A man jumps over a snow bank in Chicago's loop February 2, 2011. REUTERS/John Gress

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<p>A woman walks past a mural in Chicago's Chinatown, February 2, 2011. REUTERS/John Gress</p>

A woman walks past a mural in Chicago's Chinatown, February 2, 2011. REUTERS/John Gress

A woman walks past a mural in Chicago's Chinatown, February 2, 2011. REUTERS/John Gress

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<p>A man walks among a snow filled Michigan Avenue in Chicago February 2, 2011. REUTERS/John Gress</p>

A man walks among a snow filled Michigan Avenue in Chicago February 2, 2011. REUTERS/John Gress

A man walks among a snow filled Michigan Avenue in Chicago February 2, 2011. REUTERS/John Gress

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<p>Shuo Yen Huang digs out a car in Chicago, February 2, 2011. REUTERS/John Gress</p>

Shuo Yen Huang digs out a car in Chicago, February 2, 2011. REUTERS/John Gress

Shuo Yen Huang digs out a car in Chicago, February 2, 2011. REUTERS/John Gress

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<p>Walter Shimkus works a snow blower along Chicago Avenue in Chicago February 2, 2011. REUTERS/John Gress</p>

Walter Shimkus works a snow blower along Chicago Avenue in Chicago February 2, 2011. REUTERS/John Gress

Walter Shimkus works a snow blower along Chicago Avenue in Chicago February 2, 2011. REUTERS/John Gress

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