Winter's arrival brings blustery winds and snowy scenes. The frosty temperatures permit wintertime activities and blankets of glistening snow can transform the environment into a magical wonderland, usually best enjoyed with a hot cup of cocoa. <br><br> People build a snowman in Times Square during the first snow storm of the season on Jan. 7, 2022, in New York City.
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An aerial view shows a snow covered landscape on Jan. 6, 2022, near Winterberg, western Germany.
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People compete during the "Battle of Snomicron" snowball fight along the National Mall near the Capitol in Washington, Jan. 3, 2022.
A jogger makes her way along the National Mall during a snowstorm in Washington, D.C., Jan. 3, 2022.
Snow covers the heart-shaped and frozen Baker Pond on Christmas Eve in East Bolton, Quebec, Canada, Dec. 24, 2021.
Winter swimmers take part in a traditional Christmas swimming event in the partially frozen Orankesee in Berlin, Germany, Dec. 25, 2021.
A polar bear cub peers out from between its mother legs as it tries to stay warm in Churchill, Manitoba, Canada, Dec. 23, 2021.
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Sheep graze on a snow-covered meadow near a house in Weimar, Germany, Dec. 23, 2021.
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Revellers gather at Stonehenge as they welcome in the winter solstice at sun rises in Amesbury, Britain, Dec. 22, 2021.
A blue tit sits on branches full of berries near the village of Klinovka, Russia, Dec. 18, 2021.
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Children ride a sled pulled by a donkey in the village of Karasaz in Almaty Region, Kazakhstan, Dec. 4, 2021.
A view of a landscape in the Netherlands.
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Clouds, sun and frost cover vegetation on the Gaisberg mountain near Salzburg, Austria, Dec. 21, 2021.
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People enjoy an ice skating rink in Teatralny Garden, Dec. 17, 2021, in Novosibirsk, Russia.
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Rick Pelleltier towels off after a dip in the 33 degree water of a frozen Lake Harriett at sunset, Dec. 12, 2021, in Minneapolis.
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Children play on a frozen pond in the forest near the village of Troitskoye, outside of Moscow, Dec. 12, 2021.
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A light coating of snow covers holiday ornaments hung on the fence outside a home after a storm swept over the region and deposited the first snow of the season, Dec. 10, 2021, in Denver.
Two dogs play in the snow near the village of Nagybakonak, Hungary, Dec. 9, 2021.
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A Canadian Pacific railway locomotive pulls train cars along a rail line near Lake Louise in Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada, Nov. 29, 2021.
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