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Visitors walk through the snowy landscape at Grosser Feldberg in Germany. Freezing rain, frost and snow has turned the Taunus mountain range into a winter wonderland.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ARNE DEDERT / EPA

A man and woman are bundled up against the cold on New York's 34th Street in Midtown Manhattan. The temperature at morning commute time was about 12 degrees, but with wind gusts of 15 to 20 mph, it felt more like 5 below.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Lennihan / Associated Press

A Chicago firefighter's helmet is covered with ice from single-digit temperatures during a five-alarm blaze in a warehouse on the city's South Side.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Charles Rex Arbogast / Associated Press

Huskies pull a sled in a forest course during practice for the Aviemore Sled Dog Rally in Scotland. Huskies and sledders are preparing for the Siberian Husky Club of Great Britain's 30th anniversary race taking place this weekend near Aviemore.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jeff J. Mitchell / Getty Images

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton testifies before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on the attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, during a hearing on Capitol Hill. Clinton warned of the challenges posed by rising militancy after the Arab Spring as she appeared before U.S. lawmakers Wednesday to be asked about a deadly attack.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: SAUL LOEB / AFP / Getty Images

An Afghan laborer outside a traditional brick factory in Kholm. Afghanistan is having trouble keeping hard-earned development gains due to looming security challenges when NATO military forces withdraw in 2014, an internal World Bank audit reported.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: QAIS USYAN / AFP / Getty Images

Children play on a toppled mosque minaret in Pidie in Indonesia's Aceh province following a 5.9-magnitude earthquake that struck off coast, killing an 8-year old girl and injuring seven others.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: CHAIDEER MAHYUDDIN / AFP / Getty Images

A Thai beautician gives a face hair removal treatment to a customer at a roadside shop in Bangkok. The ancient Chinese traditional facial hair removal process, consisting of putting powder on the customer's face, then using a crisscrossed thread to pluck along the skin surface, costs about $3.30.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: RUNGROJ YONGRIT / EPA

An Indonesian animal vendor binds a monkey before selling it to a buyer at the Sungai Sarik Market in Indonesia. Being one of the largest coconut producing areas in West Sumatra, the Padang Pariaman people use the monkeys to pick the coconuts from the trees. Female monkeys are valued at about $25, whereas male monkeys are valued at about $12.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ZULKIFLI / EPA

Tennis fans arrive ahead of the men's quarterfinal match between Roger Federer of Switzerland and Jo-Wilfred Tsonga of France during day 10 of the 2013 Australian Open at Melbourne Park.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Vince Caligiuri / Getty Images

A protester is injured by police after they opened fire with rubber bullets during the third day on of ongoing service delivery riots in South Africa. The poor residents of the township contend the ruling African National Congress government has not delivered basic services to them in the 16 years since the end of apartheid. Many people are living without running water or waste disposal.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: EPA

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Wednesday’s Pictures in the News starts out in a winter wonderland, where visitors walk through the snowy landscape at Grosser Feldberg in Germany. Cold weather was on the menu across the Atlantic, where commuters bundled up against the cold on New York’s 34th Street in Midtown Manhattan. The temperature was about 12 degrees, but with wind gusts of 15 to 20 mph, it felt more like 5 below. In Chicago, a firefighter’s helmet is covered with ice from single digit temperatures during a five-alarm blaze in a warehouse on the city’s South Side.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on the attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, during a hearing on Capitol Hill. Clinton warned of the challenges posed by rising militancy after the Arab Spring as she appeared before lawmakers Wednesday to be asked about a deadly attack.

In Asia, children play on a toppled mosque minaret in Pidie in Indonesia’s Aceh province following a 5.9-magnitude earthquake that struck off Aceh province, killing an 8-year old girl and injuring seven others; a Thai beautician gives a face hair removal treatment to a customer at a roadside shop in Bangkok; and an Indonesian animal vendor binds a monkey before selling it to a buyer at the Sungai Sarik Market in Indonesia.

Add stops in Afghanistan, Scotland and South Africa to round out the report.

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