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PHOTO GALLERY: It's that white time of the year!




This photo taken on December 28, 2021 shows a man taking photos of ice sculptures at the Harbin Ice and Snow World in Harbin, in northeastern China s Heilongjiang province. AFP

Oakley catches a snowball tossed by Riley Goff, of Kelseyville, Calif., on Cobb Mountain, in California, Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2021, as another in a long line of rain and snowstorms hammers the West Coast. AP

A snowman is seen along Highway 175 on Cobb Mountain, Calif., Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2021, as another in a long line of rain and snow storms hammers the West Coast. AP

Kelseyville residents Horacio Montes-De Oca, left, and Hanna Scully and their dog Aselo walk in the snow on Cobb Mountain, Calif., at Adams Springs, Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2021, as another in a long line of rain and snow storms hammer the West Coast. AP

Jeff Zimmerman clears the walkways on the Lewis-Clark State College campus of snow with a leaf blower on Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2021, in Lewiston, Idaho. AP

Glenbrook Basin and Loma Rica Ranch remain covered in about a foot of snowfall, Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2021, in Grass Valley, Calif. Snow, ice and unseasonable cold in the Pacific Northwest and the Sierra Nevada are continuing to disrupt traffic, cause closures and force people to find refuge in emergency warming shelters. AP

Snow borders each side of Coyote Street as the road snakes its way along the side of Sugarloaf Mountain in Nevada City, Calif., Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2021. AP

A trail of footprints lead from the parking lot to the water as freshly-fallen snow blankets Frenchman s Bar Regional Park in Vancouver, Wash., on Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2021. The winter storm dropped between 1 and 2 inches of snow on the city. AP

This photo taken on December 27, 2021 shows employees working on a snow sculpture in Harbin in China s northeastern Heilongjiang province. AFP

Tylor Perillo, 5, kicks up snows as she and her aunt Loraie Tylor sled down a city park hill where nearly a foot of snow fell over the weekend, Monday, Dec. 27, 2021, in Bellingham, Wash. Emergency warming shelters were opened throughout western Washington and Oregon as temperatures plunged into the teens and forecasters said an arctic blast would last for several days. AP

A snowboarder travels down the Troodos mountains, on the eastern Mediterranean island of Cyprus, Monday, Dec. 27, 2021. AP

A cross-country skier glides past the Fremont sculpture Waiting For The Interurban as snow continues to come down on Seattle, Sunday, Dec. 26, 2021. Snow is blanketing parts of the Pacific Northwest because of unusually cold temperatures. Seattle got between 3 and 5 inches of snow as of Sunday morning. AP

Cars drive as snow falls on the motorway near Fredercia, in Jutland, southeastern Denmark, on December 23, 2021. AFP

A pedestrian stands next to a New Year s decoration in front of the Kropotkinskaya metro station in Moscow on December 29, 2021. AFP

People sled down a hill at the Faraya-Mzaar ski resort, in Faraya, northeast of Beirut, Lebanon, Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2021. AP

Switzerland s Wendy Holdener falls as she approaches the finish line of an alpine ski, women s World Cup giant slalom race, in Lienz, Austria, Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2021. AP

A photo taken from a helicopter shows Researcher Ninis Rosqvist at the peak of the southern summit of Kebnekaise in northern Sweden, as she uses equipment to take GPS measurements on the mountain s height. AFP

People cross a street in heavy snow in the city of Toyama, Toyama prefecture, brought by an extreme cold front along western and northern parts of the country on December 27, 2021. AFP

Skier pass a snowy meadow during nice winter day in the small Bavarian village of Oberstdorf, southern Germany, on December 27, 2021. AFP

A Christmas tree is decorated in front of the checkpoint logistics center Bruzgi at the Belarus-Poland border near Grodno, Belarus, Thursday, Dec. 23, 2021. AP

A woman skates in Helsinki, on a sunny but frosty Boxing Day on December 26, 2021, with temperatures around 13 degrees Celsius below zero. AFP

A cyclist rides through snowy conditions in Tow Law, County Durham, England, Sunday, Dec. 26, 2021. AP