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Water still cascades over Niagara Falls on 10 January 2014. The famous falls at the US-Canadian border nearly froze during the recent cold snap which affected some 240 million people in the US and southern Canada . (AFP PHOTO/GEOFF ROBINS)
Water still cascades over Niagara Falls on 10 January 2014.
The famous falls at the US-Canadian border nearly froze during the recent cold snap which affected some 240 million people in the US and southern Canada .
(AFP PHOTO/GEOFF ROBINS)

 

Lightning streaks across the sky of Montevideo, over the Legislative Palace -- seat of the Uruguayan Government -- during a thunderstorm early on 10 January 2014.  (AFP PHOTO / MARIANA SUAREZ)
Lightning streaks across the sky of Montevideo, over the Legislative Palace, seat of the Uruguayan Government, during a thunderstorm early on 10 January 2014.
(AFP PHOTO / MARIANA SUAREZ)

 

An Indian woman walks her dog after a fresh snowfall at Kufri, some 17 Kms from the northern hill town of Shimla on 11 January 2014. The higher reaches of Lahaul and Spiti, Kinnaur, Kullu, Sirmaur, Mandi, Shimla and Chamba districts have been experiencing moderate to heavy snowfall for the past three days, while mid and lower hills were lashed with rain, an official said.  (AFP PHOTO/ Amit Kanwar)
An Indian woman walks her dog after a fresh snowfall at Kufri, some 17 Kms from the northern hill town of Shimla on 11 January 2014.
The higher reaches of Lahaul and Spiti, Kinnaur, Kullu, Sirmaur, Mandi, Shimla and Chamba districts have been experiencing moderate to heavy snowfall for the past three days,
while mid and lower hills were lashed with rain, an official said.
(AFP PHOTO/ Amit Kanwar)

 

A pedestrian walks beside a frozen lake at the so-called "Drei Seen Land" (three lakes area) near the village Ruhpolding, southern Germany, on 9 January 2014.  (AFP PHOTO)
A pedestrian walks beside a frozen lake at the so-called “Drei Seen Land” (three lakes area) near the village Ruhpolding, southern Germany, on 9 January 2014.
(AFP PHOTO)

 

This NASA image obtained on 10 January 2014 shows Tropical Cyclone Ian as it was skirting Fiji when the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite acquired this photo at 2:55 p.m. (1:55 Universal Time) on 9 January 2014.The storm had winds of 85 knots (157 kph or 98 mph), making it the equivalent of a category 2 hurricane. The Joint Typhoon Warning Center forecast that Ian would intensify over the next 24 hours as it moved east and south toward Tonga.
This NASA image obtained on 10 January 2014 shows Tropical Cyclone Ian as it was skirting Fiji when the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS)
on NASA’s Aqua satellite acquired this photo at 2:55 p.m. (1:55 Universal Time) on 9 January 2014.
The storm had winds of 85 knots (157 kph or 98 mph), making it the equivalent of a category 2 hurricane.
The Joint Typhoon Warning Center forecast that Ian would intensify over the next 24 hours as it moved east and south toward Tonga.

 

A stray dog stands on the Wazir Akbar Khan hill in front of snow covered mountains in Kabul on 12 January 2014. As winter sets in across Central Asia, many Afghans struggle to provide adequate food and shelter for their families.  (AFP PHOTO/JOHANNES EISELE)
A stray dog stands on the Wazir Akbar Khan hill in front of snow covered mountains in Kabul on 12 January 2014.
As winter sets in across Central Asia, many Afghans struggle to provide adequate food and shelter for their families.
(AFP PHOTO/JOHANNES EISELE)

 

Water still cascades over Niagara Falls on 10 January 2014. The famous falls at the US-Canadian border nearly froze during the recent cold snap which affected some 240 million people in the US and southern Canada .  (AFP PHOTO/GEOFF ROBINS)
Water still cascades over Niagara Falls on 10 January 2014.
The famous falls at the US-Canadian border nearly froze during the recent cold snap which affected some 240 million people in the US and southern Canada .
(AFP PHOTO/GEOFF ROBINS)

 

Ice floes fill the Hudson River as the Lower Manhattan skyline is seen during sunset on 9 January 2014 in New York City.A recent cold spell, caused by a polar vortex descending from the Arctic, caused the floes to form in the Hudson.
Ice floes fill the Hudson River as the Lower Manhattan skyline is seen during sunset on 9 January 2014 in New York City.
A recent cold spell, caused by a polar vortex descending from the Arctic, caused the floes to form in the Hudson.

 

A Pakistani taxi driver steers his vechile during a snowfall in Murree, some 70 kilometers from Islamabad on 8 January 2014. The season's first snow fell in Murree and adjoining areas.  (AFP PHOTO/Farooq NAEEM)
A Pakistani taxi driver steers his vechile during a snowfall in Murree, some 70 kilometers from Islamabad on 8 January 2014. The season’s first snow fell in Murree and adjoining areas.
(AFP PHOTO/Farooq NAEEM)

 

An Afghan child pulls a water canister up a hill overlooking Kabul on 9 January 2014. As winter sets in across Central Asia, many Afghans struggle to provide adequate food and shelter for their families.  (AFP PHOTO/JOHANNES EISELE)
An Afghan child pulls a water canister up a hill overlooking Kabul on 9 January 2014.
As winter sets in across Central Asia, many Afghans struggle to provide adequate food and shelter for their families.
(AFP PHOTO/JOHANNES EISELE)

 

 

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