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The frozen mist from Niagara Falls coats the landscape around Prospect Point at Niagara Falls State Park in New York. The polar vortex brought high winds and frigid temperatures to the area.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JAMES NEISS © James Neiss / Niagara Gazette

An ice pillar stretches to the ground from a downspout on a building on Route 9 just outside Wilmington, Del., during bitter cold temperatures.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: WILLIAM BRETZGER/ / The News Journal

Frank Linkliter II hits a shot during a practice round before the Sony Open in Hawaii at Waialae Country Club in Honolulu.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Tom Pennington / Getty Images

Dark clouds approach Montevideo from the Rio de la Plata in Uruguay.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MARIANA SUAREZ / AFP/Getty Images

Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca smiles after announcing he will not seek a fifth term and will instead retire at the end of the month.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times

Fans of British comedy group Monty Python perform during the International Silly Walk Day in Brno, Czech Republic.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: RADEK MICA / AFP/Getty Images

Customers wearing only their underwear shop at a Desigual store in Paris. Desigual invited customers to arrive in their underwear and leave wearing two items for free.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: YOAN VALAT / EPA

Members of the Golden Circus wait for the arrival of Pope Francis for his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Alessandra Tarantino / Associated Press

Divers count and measure the residents of an aquarium during the annual stock-taking in Oberhausen, Germany.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Martin Meissner / Associated Press

An Indonesian volcano spews ash and lava during an eruption near Karo, North Sumatra. The volcano has erupted relentlessly for months and shot volcanic ash into the air 30 times on Saturday, forcing further evacuations with more than 20,000 people now displaced, an official said.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: SUTANTA ADITYA / AFP/Getty Images

Villagers sit in the back of a truck as they are temporarily evacuated after their village hit by ash from eruption of Mt. Sinabung in Indonesia.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ulet Ifansasti / Getty Images

Nepalese devotees offer prayers in front of a statue of the Hindu god of destruction at Basantapur Durbar square in Katmandu, Nepal. The Durbar Square, which holds the palaces of the Malla and Shah kings who ruled over the city, is located in the center of the capital and is listed as a UNESCO world heritage site.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: PRAKASH MATHEMA / AFP/Getty Images

People head into town in the morning from an informal camp housing an estimated 100,000 displaced people at M'poko Airport in Bangui, Central African Republic. Food and supplies distribution by the World Food Program and the United Nations Refugee Agency began Tuesday and was expected to last 10 days. It is the first aid delivery to reach the camp since Dec. 15, and many families were lacking food or even rudimentary shelter from the harsh sun and chilly nights.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rebecca Blackwell / Associated Press

Former NBA star Doug Christie warms up with fellow U.S. players before an exhibition basketball game between U.S. and North Korean players in Pyongyang, North Korea.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kim Kwang Hyon / Associated Press

Soldiers of the South Korean army's special forces perform in the snow during a winter survival exercise east of Seoul.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: LEE JUN-SANG / EPA

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