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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.


Man and dog contend with blowing snow in Brooklyn.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Spencer Platt / Getty Images

A warm spell in the Southland makes for great beach weather in Dana Point.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

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 Times

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 Times

A visitor explores the "Exxopolis" inflatable walk-in sculpture at the Opera House in Sydney, Australia.


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.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Dimitris Legakis / EPA

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.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Oli Scarff / Getty Images

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.


Young hockey players train at a rink at the National Stadium in Warsaw.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Czarek Sokolowski / Associated Press

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 Press

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 Press

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.


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 Press

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.


Michigan State players miss Coach Mark Dantonio, left, with Gatorade late in the fourth quarter against Stanford at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena on Wednesday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

Flashy Ferrari, a cattle dog mix, jumps off the back of trainer Chris Perondi of Stunt Dog Productions on the "Lucy's Amazing Rescue Dogs" float during the 125th Rose Parade on Wednesday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gary Friedman / Los Angeles Times

Rose Parade viewers in Pasadena watch Macy's "Presenting the Royal Court" float go by.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times

Jarod Gutierrez, 12, from Corona, raises his glass of sparkling cider to his mom, Susan, who is roasting marshmallows at their spot along Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena, the night before the 2014 Rose Parade.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times

After the coronation ceremony, 2014 Polar Bear Queen Lori O'Donnell and King Richard Leach lead the crowd into the water during the 62nd annual Polar Bear swim at San Pedro's Cabrillo Beach on Wednesday. With sunshine and temperatures in the upper 60s, the New Year's Day tradition drew a good-sized crowd.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Liz O. Baylen / Los Angeles Times

Rys Robinson is thrown into the air by friends during the countdown to the new year at Los Angeles' Grand Park on Tuesday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times

People at Venice Beach which they welcome the new year during the last sunset of 2013 on Tuesday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles city firefighters work at the scene of a blaze at a commercial building Wednesday in Boyle Heights. No injuries were reported.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times

Firefighters in Minneapolis work at the scene of an apartment building fire in the Cedar Riverside neighborhood Wednesday. Authorities say at least 13 people were hurt.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: McKenna Ewen / Minneapolis Star Tribune

Water from the Laita River rises in the western French city of Quimperle. Heavy rains and high tides sparked a flood warning in the region.


Al Qaeda fighters patrol in a commandeered police in front of the main provincial government building in Fallujah, Iraq, on Wednesday. Al Qaeda fighters brandished their weapons in the streets of Ramadi and other towns, taking over police stations and military posts after security forces left, a provincial spokesman said.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Uncredited / Associated Press

A Lebanese man carries an injured woman away from the site of a car bomb explosion in a Shiite area and stronghold of the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah in a southern suburb of Beirut on Thursday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Hussein Malla / Associated Press

Candidates' posters urging voters to go to the polls are hung overhead on a street in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on Thursday. Bangladesh'’s main opposition party, the Bangladesh Nationalist Party, and its alliances are boycotting the parliamentary elections set for this weekend, with demands for an independent caretaker government to oversee the polls.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: A.M. Ahad / Associated Press

A Nepalese man climbs the Boudhanath stupa, a world heritage site, as he works to renovate it in Katmandu, Nepal on Thursday. The Boudhanath stupa is an important pilgrimage site for Buddhists.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Niranjan Shrestha / Associated Press

Sculptor Michael Murphy installs his "LA 2014" sculpture Monday for a New Year's Eve celebration in Grand Park in downtown Los Angeles. In the background, City Hall displays special lighting being tested for the celebration.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times

A New Year's Eve reveler in Amritsar, India, is shown a year after India canceled most of its official New Year's celebrations in the wake of a fatal gang rape of a student on a New Delhi bus.


New Year's Eve fireworks light up the skyline of Melbourne, Australia, on the Yarra River.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Vince Caligiuri / Getty Images

Tourists and locals celebrate the new year on the waterfront in Queenstown, New Zealand.


Actors dressed as the Russian Grandfather Frost and his companion, Snow Maiden, take part in a parade celebrating the approaching new year Tuesday in Bishek, Kyrgyzstan.


A man dressed as Santa Claus offers chocolates to people taking their last sea bath of the year in Dinard in western France.


Thousands of people in Davao in the Philippines blow their party blowers simultaneously in an attempt to set a world record for the most people "blowing party blowers simultaneously." The goal was to break Japan's record of 6,900.


A man and his horse in Karachi, Pakistan, are silhouetted against the last sunset of the year over the Arabian Sea.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Fareed Khan / Associated Press

Greek Orthodox clergy sweep the central nave in the Church of the Nativity, at the site considered the birthplace of Jesus of Nazareth, in the West Bank town of Bethlehem.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JIM HOLLANDER / European Pressphoto Agency

Christmas decorations hang outside a Nike sportswear store in a shopping mall in Belgrade, Serbia.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Oliver Bunic / Bloomberg

A boatman rows a gondola in the interiors of Dal Lake in Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian Kashmir.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: FAROOQ KHAN / European Pressphoto Agency

Family and admirers of the late Loren Nancarrow gather on the beach in Cardiff, Calif., after a traditional surfer's paddle-out ceremony. Nancarro, a longtime San Diego TV journalist known for his environmental concerns, died Saturday at age 60 after a long battle with brain cancer.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Don Bartletti / Los Angeles Times

Thousands of biodegradable balloons are released by members of the city's commercial association at Patio do Colegio, the site of the city's foundation in 1554, on Tuesdayt in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The workers of the association began releasing balloons in 1992 in what has now turned into a tradition to celebrate the new year.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Nelson Almeida / AFP

People tour the large-scale ice sculptures at the 15th Harbin Ice and Snow World in Harbin, Heilongjiang province, China.


View of the Chaparrastique volcano spewing ash and smoke in San Miguel, El Salvador on Sunday. The Salvadorean National Civil Defence System declared a yellow alert and preventive evacuations in areas surrounding the volcano.


Displaced women, including foreigners, queue inside the United Nations camp where they have sought shelter in Malakal, South Sudan. When violence broke out in Juba on Dec. 15, life remained calm but tense in Malakal, the capital of oil-producing Upper Nile state, but the violence then radiated from Juba and war broke out in the town on Christmas Day, as army commanders defected and pledged allegiance to the country's ousted vice president.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ben Curtis / Associated Press

Cambodian garment workers shout slogans behind barbed wire set up by police during a rally in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The workers are demanding doubling their monthly salary to $160 from $80.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Heng Sinith / Associated Press

A Nepalese Gurung community woman in traditional attire smiles as she dances during Tamu Loshar in Katmandu, Nepal. Tamu Loshar is the New Year of the Gurung community.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Niranjan Shrestha / Associated Press

A Kashmiri Muslim resident sits among the wreckage of her house in a makeshift settlement after it was gutted by fire on the outskirts of Srinagar. At least 14 residential houses and two boats were damaged in the fire.


An Afghan woman walks in a snow-covered neighborhood in Kabul, Afghanistan. Afghanistan is experiencing harsh winters where the temperature falls well below freezing in most parts of the country.


Iraqi Sunni masked protesters burn tires to block the main highway to Jordan and Syria, outside Fallujah. Iraqi police took down tents and cleared a Sunni sit-in in a flashpoint western city after protesters there agreed to end their months-long demonstration.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: STR / Associated Press

Russian investigators at the site of the wreckage of a trolleybus after an attack by a suicide bomber in Volgograd, Russia. Reports say at least 14 people were killed and 28 wounded in the bombing, which investigators said bore a similar signature to attacks on Sunday and in late October in the city.


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The Week in Pictures | Dec. 30, 2013 – Jan. 5, 2014

Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism. This week, we rang out 2013 and ushered in 2014 with the 125th Rose Parade in Pasadena  and the 100th Rose Bowl game. More photos

You don’t have to tell the folks on the East Coast that it’s winter, where a blustering storm dropped nearly 2 feet of snow just north of Boston, shut down major highways in New York and Pennsylvania and forced U.S. airlines to cancel thousands of flights nationwide (more photos). Conversely, temperatures were in the mid-70s on the Southern California coast as “polar bear” swimmers charge into the water at Cabrillo Beach on New Year’s Day for a traditional winter’s dip in the ocean.

Venice, Calif.: A group of people participate in an end-of-the-year ritual where they say goodbye to 2013 and welcome 2014 during the last sunset of the year at Venice Beach.

London: The funeral procession for “Great Train Robber” Ronnie Biggs arrives at Golders Green Crematorium. Biggs, known for his role in the robbery of a mail train in 1963, died on Dec. 18 at age 84.

Tiga Kicat, Indonesia: A gathering of spectators watch Mt. Sinabung spew volcanic material during an eruption. The 8,530-foot-tall volcano has sporadically erupted since September.

Davao, Philippines: Thousands of people simultaneously blow their party blowers for the attempt to break the Guinness world record for the “most number of people blowing party blowers simultaneously.”

Yangon, Myanmar: Relatives wait for family members to be released from Insein prison in Yangon. A presidential pardon with the aim of honoring the 66th anniversary of Myanmar Independence Day granted the amnesty to the prisoners on Thursday.

Harbin, China: People tour the large-scale ice sculptures at the 15th Harbin Ice and Snow World.

Add stops in New York; Washington, D.C.; Spain; Poland; Cyprus; Lebanon; Egypt; and Australia to round out the report.

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  1. April 11, 2014, 1:52 pm

    I admire whoever took these pictures! Now this is true art, and phtography. Showing even the darkest times for some, while showing exploration, beauty, and festivities! All caught in moments of time.
    Celine | Healy Chapel

    By: celinesanderson
  2. March 10, 2015, 9:37 am

    Simply WONDERFUL !!!


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