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December 17, 2009
Winter weather
Many parts of the world are dealing with winter's cold - and the snow and ice that come with it. Photographers around the globe capture the beauty - and harshness - of winter. (24 images)

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Strollers make their way past snow covered trees on the mountain Schauinsland in the Black Forest, Germany, Monday, Dec. 14. Prospects for white Christmas are good in the mountains. AP / Winfried Rothermel

A man throws a ball to his dog while sitting on a frozen bench in Richmond Park on Dec. 16, in London, England. A cold weather front is due to bring snow to parts of the country today with temperatures falling to as little as -4C according to the Met office. Heavier snow is expected in the capital towards the end of the week. Getty Images / Dan Kitwood

A woman walks her dogs through the snow in Richmond Park on Dec. 16, in London, England. Getty Images / Dan Kitwood

A Bosnian woman walks on a main road as she waits for public transport during traffic disruption caused by snow falls near Sarajevo, Bosnia, on Tuesday, Dec. 15. Snow fall in the night caused road traffic chaos in the country and caused interruption of electricity supplies in remote areas . AP / Amel Emric

Erna Waechter keeps warm with her white fur hat and a scarf after snowfall in the Thuringian Forest near Oberhof, Germany, Tuesday, Dec. 15. The winter weather with temperatures around far below the freezing point will continue for the next days, according to forecasts. AP / Jens Meyer

A pilgrim walks on the St. James's Way covering with frost as temperature plummet in Ibaneta, near the Franco - Spanish border Tuesday Dec. 15. A polar wind is crossing the country as many parts of Spain registered freezing temperatures and snow storms. AP / Alvaro Barrientos

A woman pushes a baby buggy, during a snowfall in central park in the Belarusian capital Minsk, Wednesday, Dec. 9. Snow fell Wednesday across Minsk, while temperatures reached 1 Celsius (34 Fahrenheit). AP / Sergei Grits

A Bosnian man shovels snow near Sarajevo, Bosnia, on Tuesday, Dec. 15. AP / Amel Emric

A police officer stands outside 10 Downing Street, residence of British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, as snow falls in central London Wednesday Dec. 16. Temperatures dropped to minus 6C in some rural areas overnight, and forecasters warned that some parts of south-east England could see 1-2cm of snow fall on Wednesday. AP / Dominic Lipinski

Volunteers from the Malta Order Society tend a homeless man in Paris late Tuesday Dec. 15, as temperatures dropped to -10 Celsius in the French capital. AP / Remy de la Mauviniere

The man looks through an icy window on a bus in Kiev, Ukraine, Wednesday, Dec. 16. The temperature in the Ukrainian capital was about -16 Celsius (3 Fahrenheit) on Wednesday. AP / Sergei Chuzavkov

A couple sits on a bench at the Kahler Asten mountain in Winterberg, Germany, on Sunday, Dec. 13. AP / Mark Keppler

People walk the street in downtown Moscow, Tuesday, Dec. 15. A vicious frost held Moscow in its grip on Tuesday as record warm weather at the start of December gave way to temperatures of minus 25 degrees Celsius (-13 degrees Fahrenheit). AP / Mikhail Metzel

People cross a street in heavy snow in Moscow, Monday, Dec. 7. Heavy snow hit the Russian capital for the first time this season and temperature dropped to -5 C (23 F) after a record breaking warm weather in December. AP / Ivan Sekretarev

A woman pulls a shopping bag through snow on a side street in Belgrade, Serbia, Tuesday, Dec. 15. Meteorologists predict heavy snowfall in Serbia throughout this week. AP / Marko Drobnjakovic

A local resident clears snow from his driveway, Wednesday, Dec. 9, in Des Moines, Iowa. More than a foot of snow fell in parts of Illinois, Wisconsin and Iowa, where the National Weather Service warned of "extremely dangerous blizzard conditions" and near whiteout driving conditions. Wind gusts of up to 50 mph could build snow drifts between 8 and 15 feet tall. AP / Charlie Neibergall

A pedestrian braves chilling temperatures, Thursday, Dec. 10, in Chicago. AP / M. Spencer Green

An Oregon National Guard Blackhawk helicopter flies over cloud-shrouded Mount Hood as the search for two missing climbers continues as seen from Timberline Lodge in Government Camp, Ore., Monday, Dec. 14. AP / Don Ryan

Chad Steve, of Burt Steve & Son Towing, works on freeing a semi-trailer that was stuck in a ditch on U.S. 52 in Rickardsville, Iowa, Wednesday, Dec. 9. The Dubuque, Iowa, area was hit with a major winter storm and weather spotters reported that as much as 11 inches of snow fell. Telegraph Herald / Jeremy Portje

Andrew Rowley, 9, center, and Grant Piske, 11, right, play in their snow fort while their friend Kyle Alt, 12, left, continues to build and pack snow in Marengo, Ill., Wednesday, Dec. 9. Multiple schools were closed today due to the snowy weather. Chicago Tribune / Lane Christiansen

Rocko Scarp tries to catch some of his first snow flakes as the snow flies in downtown Prescott, Ariz. on Monday, Dec. 7. According to the National Weather Service the storm is due to intensify overnight. The Daily Courier / Les Stukenberg

A horse-drawn carriage passes a puddle in Central Park Dec. 9, in New York City. A large storm closed hundreds of schools and hampered traffic on the eastern half of the county. Getty Images / Mario Tama

A jogger runs near the Washington Monument in the early morning fog in Washington, Monday, Dec. 14. AP / Gerald Herbert

Cole Moberly, 19, jumps off the tailgate of his truck into a snow gully that he and his brother Jake, 17, found across from the Balanced Rock in Garden of the Gods, Colo., Tuesday, Dec. 8. They said they rode a few gullies in the park after Jake's school was cancelled. The Gazette / Carol Lawrence

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