I championed this picture for The Week in Pictures because I liked it's old postcard feel. But other editors didn't like the light, and they thought it was too similar to the long-exposure barn image that we included. Check out our final edit here: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3842331
Snow falls over the Wumen Gate of the Forbidden City at night in Beijing February 17, 2009. China took credit on Tuesday for the first snowfall of the winter in Beijing, saying it fired sticks of chemicals into the sky to seed clouds in a bid to end a persistent drought.