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Winter is coming

A snowboarder walks on the Peak Walk bridge at Glacier 3000 in Les Diablerets, Switzerland. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

A snowboarder walks on the Peak Walk bridge at Glacier 3000 in Les Diablerets, Switzerland. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

A snowboarder walks on the Peak Walk bridge at Glacier 3000 in Les Diablerets, Switzerland. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse
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A cyclist pushes his bicycle over the snow-covered Feldberg mountain, outside Frankfurt, Germany. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

A cyclist pushes his bicycle over the snow-covered Feldberg mountain, outside Frankfurt, Germany. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

A cyclist pushes his bicycle over the snow-covered Feldberg mountain, outside Frankfurt, Germany. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach
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Afghan men play cricket on a field covered in snow on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail

Afghan men play cricket on a field covered in snow on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail

Afghan men play cricket on a field covered in snow on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail
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Workers remove snow during a heavy snowfall in Kiev, Ukraine. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko

Workers remove snow during a heavy snowfall in Kiev, Ukraine. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko

Workers remove snow during a heavy snowfall in Kiev, Ukraine. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko
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A motorcyclist rides amid snow in Dalian, Liaoning province, China. REUTERS/Stringer

A motorcyclist rides amid snow in Dalian, Liaoning province, China. REUTERS/Stringer

A motorcyclist rides amid snow in Dalian, Liaoning province, China. REUTERS/Stringer
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A warning sign reads "beware of icicles" beside snow and ice covered trees near a street towards the Feldberg mountain, outside Frankfurt, Germany. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

A warning sign reads "beware of icicles" beside snow and ice covered trees near a street towards the Feldberg mountain, outside Frankfurt, Germany. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

A warning sign reads "beware of icicles" beside snow and ice covered trees near a street towards the Feldberg mountain, outside Frankfurt, Germany. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach
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A woman pushing a stroller walks in the snow in Yantai, Shandong province, China. China Daily via REUTERS

A woman pushing a stroller walks in the snow in Yantai, Shandong province, China. China Daily via REUTERS

A woman pushing a stroller walks in the snow in Yantai, Shandong province, China. China Daily via REUTERS
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The snow covered village of Absam is pictured in front of Bettelwurf mountain, Austria. REUTERS/Dominic Ebenbichler

The snow covered village of Absam is pictured in front of Bettelwurf mountain, Austria. REUTERS/Dominic Ebenbichler

The snow covered village of Absam is pictured in front of Bettelwurf mountain, Austria. REUTERS/Dominic Ebenbichler
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Irish Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier Leni plays in the snow near Warngau, Germany. 


REUTERS/Michael Dalder

Irish Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier Leni plays in the snow near Warngau, Germany. REUTERS/Michael Dalder

Irish Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier Leni plays in the snow near Warngau, Germany. REUTERS/Michael Dalder
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A commuter climbs stairs during a morning snow fall in Lausanne, Switzerland. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

A commuter climbs stairs during a morning snow fall in Lausanne, Switzerland. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

A commuter climbs stairs during a morning snow fall in Lausanne, Switzerland. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse
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Alexander Yaroshenko, a member of the Cryophile winter swimming club, rubs himself with snow after swimming in the Yenisei River in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, Russia. 


REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin

Alexander Yaroshenko, a member of the Cryophile winter swimming club, rubs himself with snow after swimming in the Yenisei River in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, Russia. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin

Alexander Yaroshenko, a member of the Cryophile winter swimming club, rubs himself with snow after swimming in the Yenisei River in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, Russia. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin
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Smart cars covered in snow after a heavy snowfall are parked in a line for sale outside an automobile dealership in Kiev, Ukraine. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

Smart cars covered in snow after a heavy snowfall are parked in a line for sale outside an automobile dealership in Kiev, Ukraine. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

Smart cars covered in snow after a heavy snowfall are parked in a line for sale outside an automobile dealership in Kiev, Ukraine. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
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A snow covered chapel is seen after the first snowfall of the season in the western Austrian village of Tulfes, Austria. 


REUTERS/Dominic Ebenbichler

A snow covered chapel is seen after the first snowfall of the season in the western Austrian village of Tulfes, Austria. REUTERS/Dominic Ebenbichler

A snow covered chapel is seen after the first snowfall of the season in the western Austrian village of Tulfes, Austria. REUTERS/Dominic Ebenbichler
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A tiny snowman, made of first snow, is pictured at the Feldberg mountain near Frankfurt, Germany. 


REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

A tiny snowman, made of first snow, is pictured at the Feldberg mountain near Frankfurt, Germany. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

A tiny snowman, made of first snow, is pictured at the Feldberg mountain near Frankfurt, Germany. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach
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A young child sledges in the snow in Aviemore, Scotland. 



REUTERS/Russell Cheyne

A young child sledges in the snow in Aviemore, Scotland. REUTERS/Russell Cheyne

A young child sledges in the snow in Aviemore, Scotland. REUTERS/Russell Cheyne
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Sheep huddle together in the snow on the Mourne Mountains near the village of Hilltown, Northern Ireland. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne

Sheep huddle together in the snow on the Mourne Mountains near the village of Hilltown, Northern Ireland. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne

Sheep huddle together in the snow on the Mourne Mountains near the village of Hilltown, Northern Ireland. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne
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A man walks on snow covered with coal dust near the Siberian town of Borodino, in Russia's Krasnoyarsk region. 


REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin

A man walks on snow covered with coal dust near the Siberian town of Borodino, in Russia's Krasnoyarsk region. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin

A man walks on snow covered with coal dust near the Siberian town of Borodino, in Russia's Krasnoyarsk region. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin
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A rose is covered with fresh snow on a cold winter day in the village of Lavacherie, Belgium. 


REUTERS/Yves Herman

A rose is covered with fresh snow on a cold winter day in the village of Lavacherie, Belgium. REUTERS/Yves Herman

A rose is covered with fresh snow on a cold winter day in the village of Lavacherie, Belgium. REUTERS/Yves Herman
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People enjoy a walk through the first snow at the Feldberg mountain near Frankfurt, Germany. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

People enjoy a walk through the first snow at the Feldberg mountain near Frankfurt, Germany. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

People enjoy a walk through the first snow at the Feldberg mountain near Frankfurt, Germany. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach
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A young child sledges in the snow in Aviemore, Scotland. 


REUTERS/Russell Cheyne

A young child sledges in the snow in Aviemore, Scotland. REUTERS/Russell Cheyne

A young child sledges in the snow in Aviemore, Scotland. REUTERS/Russell Cheyne
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Empty tables are seen at a beer garden after snow fall in Schliersee, Germany. 


REUTERS/Michael Dalder

Empty tables are seen at a beer garden after snow fall in Schliersee, Germany. REUTERS/Michael Dalder

Empty tables are seen at a beer garden after snow fall in Schliersee, Germany. REUTERS/Michael Dalder
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Man shovels snow during the first lake effect snowfall of the season in the Buffalo suburb of East Aurora, New York. 


REUTERS/Lindsay Dedario

Man shovels snow during the first lake effect snowfall of the season in the Buffalo suburb of East Aurora, New York. REUTERS/Lindsay Dedario

Man shovels snow during the first lake effect snowfall of the season in the Buffalo suburb of East Aurora, New York. REUTERS/Lindsay Dedario
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A couple take pictures in the snow next to the Angel of North near Gateshead, Britain. 


REUTERS/Lee Smith

A couple take pictures in the snow next to the Angel of North near Gateshead, Britain. REUTERS/Lee Smith

A couple take pictures in the snow next to the Angel of North near Gateshead, Britain. REUTERS/Lee Smith
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