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Winter wonderland or living hell?

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A man skates on a frozen pond in Vienna, on Feb. 2.

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Wooden figurines are transformed into sculptures of ice in Seegraeben, Switzerland as arctic temperatures sweep through central Europe.

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A truck drives through heavy snow in Obilic, Kosovo, on Feb. 2.

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A woman looks out of a window covered in frost on a bus in Bucharest, Romania, on Thursday, Feb. 2. Thousands of villagers have been trapped by heavy snow and blizzards in Serbia's mountains, authorities said Thursday, as the death toll from Eastern Europe's weeklong deep freeze rose to 122, many of them homeless people.

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A man walks as snow billows cross the region, in Roncesvalles, northern Spain, on Thursday Feb. 2.

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Winter has arrived in the Northern hemisphere. Take in the sights from North America, Europe and Asia.