With the temperature at 22 below zero with a minus-50 windchill, it was hard to find the beauty in the brutal weather in Bismarck, N.D. Sundogs, a ring of light visible around the sun or moon when light is refracted through ice crystals in the atmosphere, are quite beautiful along Highway 83 north of Bismark.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian Peterson / The TribuneLink
Allan Umscheid, owner of Yards by Al in Lawrence, Kansas, feels the bitter wind and catches drifting snow on his face as he runs a snow blower. Several inches of snow fell on the Lawrence area overnight and wind chill temperatures were forecast to be as low as minus 25 to minus 32 Sunday night through Monday morning.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mike Yoder / The Journal-WorldLink
People line up to take pictures with the "Forever Marilyn" statue by Seward Johnson, in Palm Springs, during the Palm Springs International Film Festival.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles TimesLink
Actress Julia Roberts, from the film "August: Osage County," greets actor Bradley Cooper, from the film "American Hustle," on the red carpet of the 2014 Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala at the Palm Springs Convention Center.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles TimesLink
A group of men dive into the water at Mother's Beach in Long Beach during the 2014 Epiphany celebration, an annual Greek Orthodox celebration commemorating the baptism of Jesus Christ on Sunday. The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church of Long Beach conducted the annual Diving for the Cross.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Christina House / For The TimesLink
Polar swimmers take part in the traditional Three Kings swim in the Vltava River in Prague. Prague Castle and the Charles Bridge are in the background.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Petr David Josek / Associated PressLink
People perform the national dance "Horo" holding national flags in the icy waters of the river in the town of Kalofer outside Sofia, Bulgaria, during celebrations of the Epiphany day. Epiphany is a Christian feast that celebrates the arrival of the three wise men with their gifts for the infant Jesus.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: VASSIL DONEV / EPALink
Participants parade during the Epiphany procession through the streets of Warsaw. According to Polish tradition, the Three Wise Men procession passes by many Polish cities. It celebrates the coming of three kings with their gifts for the infant Jesus.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: GRZEGORZ JAKUBOWSKI / EPALink
Classes are held for children next to the Saint Sauveur church in the Sica 2 district in the 2nd arrondissement in Bangui. French and African Union troops have been struggling to restore order in the notoriously unstable nation since receiving a United Nations mandate in early December.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MIGUEL MEDINA / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
People watch and photograph enormous waves as they break on Porthcawl harbor, Wales. Residents along Britain's coasts are braced for more flooding as strong winds, rain and high tides lash the country.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ben Birchall / Associated PressLink
Lawyer Alice Jarratt takes part in a protest outside Southwark Crown Court during a demonstration against cuts to legal aid funding, in London. Hundreds of British lawyers, many dressed in traditional wigs and gowns, have swapped courtrooms for picket lines to protest planned cuts to legal-aid funding.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Alastair Grant / Associated PressLink
A Nepalese laborer climbs in with a support of nylon rope while digging a well for a water source in Kathmandu, Nepal.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: NARENDRA SHRESTHA / EPALink
An Afghan child holds his boots in a camp for the internally displaced on the outskirts of Mazar-e Sharif, north of Kabul, Afghanistan. Mazar-e Sharif has been experiencing below freezing weather and snow.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mustafa Najafizada / Associated PressLink
Thousands of African migrants take part in a rally in front of the American embassy in Tel Aviv. Tens of thousands of African asylum seekers are protesting against a law allowing authorities to keep them in open-ended detention until the resolution of their asylum requests are granted or they are deported or volunteered to leave the country.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Uriel Sinai / Getty ImagesLink
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