Snow is piled up outside the Hotel Saentis
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Snow is piled up outside the Hotel Saentis in Schwaegalp, Switzerland.
Heavy snowfalls in Europe, Asia and the Middle East have left a world of white across thousands of kilometres

A villager walks through deep snow in Disbudak
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A villager walks through deep snow in Disbudak village of Bingol province in Turkey

A petrol truck lies partially through the ice on the Aldan River while driving along an authorised river crossing site near the Megino-Aldan settlement in the Tomponsky District
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A petrol truck lies partially through the ice on the Aldan River while driving along an authorised river crossing site near the Megino-Aldan settlement in the Tomponsky District
A girl carries a baby as she walks through in
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A girl carries a baby as she walks through in snow at a refugee camp in Arsal, Lebanon. The living conditions became harsher in the Arsal refugee camp housing about sixty thousands Syrians, as a result of decrease of aid reaching to the region in recent years and hard winter weather.
Men shovel snow from a roof in Untertauern, Austria
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Men shovel snow from a roof in Untertauern, Austria
Workers shovel snow out of a restaurant after
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Workers shovel snow out of a restaurant after an avalanche at Santis-Schwaegalp mountain resort, in Switzerland
Men clean a roof from snow in Lofer, Austria
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Men clean a roof from snow in Lofer, Austria
Aerial view of the snow covered mountains of the Cedars area in the Lebanese mountains north of Beirut
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Aerial view of the snow covered mountains of the Cedars area in the Lebanese mountains north of Beirut
Girls climb piles of snow in Dvortsovaya (Palace) Square near the Winter Palace after a heavy snowfall in St Petersburg, Russia
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Girls climb piles of snow in Dvortsovaya (Palace) Square near the Winter Palace after a heavy snowfall in St Petersburg, Russia
Aerial view of the Unesco world heritage site of the Qadisha valley and the Christian Maronite monastery of Saint Alichaa that flanks the Cedars area in the Lebanese mountains
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Aerial view of the Unesco world heritage site of the Qadisha valley and the Christian Maronite monastery of Saint Alichaa that flanks the Cedars area in the Lebanese mountains
A man walks on a snow covered street during heavy snowfall in Skopje, Macedonia.
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A man walks on a snow covered street during heavy snowfall in Skopje, Macedonia.
A man uses a snow blower to free a platform at the station in Berchtesgaden, Bavaria, Germany. Austria
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A man uses a snow blower to free a platform at the station in Berchtesgaden, Bavaria, Germany. Austria and southern Germany have had heavy snowfalls
The recent severe weather form Storm Norma has brought heavy snowfall to the mountain areas and villages outside of Beirut
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The recent severe weather form Storm Norma has brought heavy snowfall to the mountain areas and villages outside of Beirut
People walk across the snow after a snowfall in
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People walk across the snow after a snowfall in Sulaymaniyah, Iraq
A snow-covered cable car at the Mount Hermon ski resort, in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights
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A snow-covered cable car at the Mount Hermon ski resort, in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights
Vespas covered with snow on a street in Zurich, Switzerland
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Vespas covered with snow on a street in Zurich, Switzerland
Frozen bushes on a mountain in eastern Beirut, Lebanon
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Frozen bushes on a mountain in eastern Beirut, Lebanon
A tourist enjoying the scenery of icefall at Yuntai Mountain scenic spot in Jiaozuo, central China’s Henan Province
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A tourist enjoying the scenery of icefall at Yuntai Mountain scenic spot in Jiaozuo, central China’s Henan Province
Aerial picture taken by a drone shows a snowy panorama of Warsaw and the Vistula River with Swietokrzyski Bridge in Poland
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Aerial picture taken by a drone shows a snowy panorama of Warsaw and the Vistula River with Swietokrzyski Bridge in Poland
A horse-drawn carriage in Dvortsovaya (Palace) Square near the Winter Palace St Petersburg, Russia
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A horse-drawn carriage in Dvortsovaya (Palace) Square near the Winter Palace St Petersburg, Russia
A man walks past a pile of snow in the town centre of Berchtesgaden, Bavaria, Germany
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A man walks past a pile of snow in the town centre of Berchtesgaden, Bavaria, Germany
Snow outside of Beirut
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Snow outside of Beirut