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Break out the parkas: snow blankets Georgian landscapes

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Snow covers Narikala, an ancient fortress dominating Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia on Monday, Nov. 28.

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A woman walks during heavy snowfall in the South Ossetian city of Tskhinvali on Nov. 28.

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People walk during a snowfall in an amusement park in Tbilisi, Georgia, on Nov. 28.

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A couple walks in front of an old Georgian home in Tskhinvali on Sunday in the regional capital of Georgia's province of South Ossetia. The home was damaged during a Georgian assault.

For many, the arrival of winter marks a dreary period of slothfulness, resentment of the cold and an overabundance of indoor activities.

As a Minnesota native, I'm always eager to embrace the first snowfall, even if it comes in the form of pictures from abroad.

Soon I'll be cobbling together a winter weather slideshow, and if like me, you need an additional winter fix now, check out our compilation of winter weather pictures from this past year.