Newly fallen snow blankets New York's Times Square. Pretty as it is, snowfall in the northeastern United States has caused school and government office closures as well as flight cancellations.
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Man and dog contend with blowing snow in Brooklyn.
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A warm spell in the Southland makes for great beach weather in Dana Point.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles TimesLink
Rose Parade floats were on display in Pasadena on Thursday. A visitor snaps a shot of Dole Foods' "Sunrise at the Oasis" float, which won the parade's top prize, the Sweepstakes Trophy.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles TimesLink
Daniel Fitzgerald walks through the rubble of his neighbor's cabin in West Horsethief Canyon in south Orange County. A Wednesday fire destroyed two cabins.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Boster / Los Angeles TimesLink
A visitor explores the "Exxopolis" inflatable walk-in sculpture at the Opera House in Sydney, Australia.
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Huge waves crash against the promenade wall in Porthcawl, south Wales. A combination of high tides, heavy rains and strong winds is expected to cause continued severe flooding in parts of Britain.
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The funeral procession for "Great Train Robber" Ronnie Biggs arrives at Golders Green Crematorium in London. Biggs, known for his role in the robbery of a mail train in 1963, died on Dec. 18 at age 84.
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Protesting social cuts and unemployment, members of the Berri Otxoak platform dress as Christmas characters -- one of the three wise men, right, Olentzero, the Basque character who brings presents on Christmas, center, and Santa Claus to deliver bags of coal to an employment service office in the northern Spanish Basque town of Barakaldo.
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Young hockey players train at a rink at the National Stadium in Warsaw.
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A member of the Danish military looks out to sea on a frigate between Cyprus and Syria. Two cargo ships and their warship escorts will set sail Friday from the Cypriot port of Limassol to waters near Syria, where they will wait for orders to head to the Syrian port of Latakia to pick up more than 1,000 tons of chemical agents.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Petros Karadjias / Associated PressLink
Investigators inspect the site of a car bomb explosion in the southern suburb of Beirut. An explosion tore through a crowded commercial street Thursday in a south Beirut neighborhood that is bastion of support for the Shiite group Hezbollah, killing several people, setting cars ablaze and sending a column of black smoke above the Beirut skyline.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Hussein Malla / Associated PressLink
An Egyptian civilian flees a public bus after it was caught in clashes between supporters of Egypt's deposed president Mohamed Morsi and police in the northeastern part of Cairo's Nasr City. Security forces fired tear gas canisters as demonstrators threw stones and set fire to tires after an Islamist alliance backing Morsi called for demonstrations ahead of a new hearing in the former president's trial.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: VIRGINIE NGUYEN HOANG / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Mt. Sinabung spews volcanic materials during an eruption in Tiga Kicat, Indonesia. The 8,530-foot-tall volcano has sporadically erupted since September.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Binsar Bakkara / Associated PressLink
Relatives wait for family members to be released from Insein prison in Yangon, Myanmar. A presidential pardon with the aim of honoring the 66th anniversary of Myanmar Independence Day granted the prisoners amnesty on Thursday.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: SOE THAN WIN / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
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