It is nothing more than frozen water, but when it falls from the skies it turns our world upside down. Landscapes get a makeover, a childish grin appears on grown up faces and the infrastructure breaks down. Snow. We love it and we hate it. We love playing in it with our kids. Love throwing snowballs at work colleagues. Love sledding down hills. love skiiing down slopes. And love the atmosphere it brings to everything it touches. But we hate it for shutting down our airports. For making the trains not run. For making the roads not fit to drive on. For breaking our limbs. For turning into dirty mush when it melts. Snow is both beautiful and beastly at the same time.
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01. Youths throw snowballs in Stamford Bridge, northern England December 2, 2010. Heavy snow caused travel chaos across much of northern Europe on Thursday, keeping London's Gatwick airport closed for a second day and disrupting road and rail travel in France, Germany and Switzerland. REUTERS/Nigel Roddis

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02. Highland cattle search for feed in a snow covered field in Perthshire, Scotland December 2, 2010. Heavy snow caused travel chaos across much of northern Europe on Thursday, keeping London's Gatwick airport closed for a second day and disrupting road and rail travel in France, Germany and Switzerland.
REUTERS/Russell Cheyne

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03. Vehicles travel eastbound along the M8 motorway near Harthill, in Scotland December 7, 2010. Motorists in Scotland were told to stay at home after hundreds of drivers were stranded overnight after snow and freezing temperatures brought more chaos to travellers in northern Britain. REUTERS/David Moir

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04. A magpie stands near the snow-covered banks of the Miljacka river in Sarajevo December 11, 2010. Snow and icy weather has blanketed large parts of Europe, disrupting air, road and train travel. REUTERS/Danilo Krstanovic

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05. Stray dogs sit in the snow with the air temperature at about minus 35 degrees Celsius (-31 degrees Fahrenheit) in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk December 11, 2010. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin

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06. Stray dogs sit in the snow, near a heating pipeline, with the air temperature at about minus 35 degrees Celsius (-31 degrees Fahrenheit) in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk December 11, 2010. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin

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07. Members of a local winter swimmers' club play in the snow on the bank of the Yenisei River amid air temperature measuring at about -36 degrees Celsius (-32.8 degree Fahrenheit) in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk December 12, 2010. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin

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08. Civil defence truck clears a road blocked by snow along the main highway linking Beirut to Damascus, in Sawfar village in eastern Lebanon, December 12, 2010. Lebanon faced its coldest winter spell this season with heavy snowfall blocking roads and covering mountains peaks, the National News Agency (NNA) reported. REUTERS/ Jamal Saidi

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09. Snow covers the Minnesota Vikings football field after 17 inches of snowfall cause a tear in the teflon roof of the Mall of America Field at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, December 12, 2010. REUTERS/Eric Miller

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10. A man shovels out a car next to a van that caught fire after 17 inches of snow fell in Minneapolis, December 12, 2010. REUTERS/Eric Miller

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11. A man digs out his car after a snow plow pushes snow up against it after 17 inches of snow fell in Minneapolis, December 12, 2010. REUTERS/Eric Miller

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12. An Ohio State Highway Patrol car arrives to assist a van off the side of the road on Interstate 71 in Medina County Ohio, December 13, 2010. A blizzard dumped thigh-deep snow on some areas of the U.S. upper Midwest on Sunday, playing havoc with travelers and causing the roof of a large stadium, the Metrodome, to collapse in Minneapolis.
The snow hit Wisconsin and Minnesota the hardest as it moved eastward toward Indiana, Michigan and Ohio. REUTERS/Aaron Josefczyk

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13. Terry Alspach, uses a snow blower to clear his driveway in Medina Township, Ohio, December 13, 2010. A blizzard dumped thigh-deep snow on some areas of the U.S. upper Midwest on Sunday, playing havoc with travelers and causing the roof of a large stadium, the Metrodome, to collapse in Minneapolis. The snow hit Wisconsin and Minnesota the hardest as it moved eastward toward Indiana, Michigan and Ohio. REUTERS/Aaron Josefczyk

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14. Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre (C) calls a play as heavy snow falls in the second half against the Seattle Seahawks during their NFC Divisional NFL playoff football game in Green Bay, Wisconsin, in this file photo taken January 12, 2008. For the first time in 19 seasons Favre failed to report for work on December 13, 2010, ending one of the most remarkable ironman streaks in all of sport. Picture taken January 12, 2008. REUTERS/Frank Polich/Files

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15. Snow covered bicycles are seen next to the underground station Munich Perlach in Munich December 15, 2010. REUTERS/Michaela Rehle

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16. Japanese Macaques (or Snow Monkeys) soak in a hot spring in Hakodate on Japan's northern island of Hokkaido December 15, 2010. REUTERS/Kyodo

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17. A worker uses a snow blower to remove snow from the top of the stands at the TCF Bank Stadium football field at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, December 15, 2010. The Minnesota Vikings are scheduled to play the Chicago Bears at the outdoor stadium after snow collapsed the roof the Metrodome, the Vikings' home field. REUTERS/Eric Miller

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18. Viktor, the Minnesota Vikings mascot, helps remove snow from the seats in the TCF Bank Stadium football field at the University of Minnesota football field in Minneapolis, December 15, 2010. The Vikings are scheduled to play the Chicago Bears at the outdoor stadium after snow collapsed the roof of the Metrodome, the Vikings' home field. REUTERS/Eric Miller

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19. Jackdaws sit in the snow as Mount Matterhorn (4478m/14687ft) is pictured behind, near the Swiss mountain resort of Zermatt December 14, 2010. Picture taken on December 14, 2010. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

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20. A tractor with a snow plough clears a path from snow in Friedrichshagen between Greifswald and Lubmin December 16, 2010. A controversial shipment of four Castor containers with spent German nuclear fuel coming from Cadarache in France is expected to arrive at the interim storage of the northeastern German village of Lubmin on Thursday. REUTERS/Christian Charisius

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21. A traffic jam is pictured on a snow covered motorway in Duesseldorf December 16, 2010. Heavy snowfalls over over the past hours caused serious traffic jams and numerous minor accidents all over Germany on Thursday. REUTERS/Ina Fassbender

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22. Cars are caught in a traffic jam on a snow covered motorway in Leverkusen December 16, 2010. Heavy snowfall has caused serious traffic jams and numerous minor traffic accidents all over Germany on Thursday. REUTERS/Ina Fassbender

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23. U.S. Capitol grounds keeper Luis Collin clears snow from the first significant snowfall of the season at the entrance to the Capitol in Washington, December 16, 2010. The U.S. Congress gave final approval late on Thursday to the deal President Barack Obama and Republicans made to extend expiring tax cuts -- a high-stakes gamble to create jobs at a cost of deepening the U.S. debt. REUTERS/Hyungwon Kang

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24. The village of Hochfelden in the Alsacian countryside is seen after snow fell on North-Eastern France, December 17, 2010. REUTERS/Vincent Kessler

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25. A crucifix is seen near snow covered vineyards in the Alsacian countryside near Dahlenheim after snow fell on North-Eastern France, December 17, 2010. REUTERS/Vincent Kessler

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26. A worker walks past a plane parked on the snow covered tarmac of Zurich airport in Kloten after the region was hit by strong snow falls, December 17, 2010. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

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27. People walk across a snow covered street in Berlin, December 17, 2010. REUTERS/Tobias Schwarz

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28. Workers use a blower to remove snow from the tarmac of Zurich airport in Kloten after the region was hit by strong snow falls, December 17, 2010. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

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29. Trees are covered with snow at City Park in Budapest December 17, 2010. REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo

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30. A woman walks during a snowfall in London December 17, 2010. A fresh blast of snow threatened to throw Britain's roads and railways into disarray in the run-up to Christmas, as winter tightened its grip on the country for the second time this year. This December is likely to be the coldest since digital records began in 1910 if temperatures in the second half of the month are as low as they have been in the first, said Helen Chivers, a forecaster at the Met Office. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth

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31. Workers remove snow from a platform at a train station in Allaman, between Lausanne and Geneva, after the region was hit by strong snow falls, December 17, 2010. REUTERS/Valentin Flauraud

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32. Workers use blowers to remove extra snow during the ski jumping World Cup competition in Engelberg December 17, 2010. Austria's Thomas Morgenstern won the competition ahead of Austria's Andreas Kofler and Austria's Wolfgang Loitzl. REUTERS/Michael Buholzer

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33. A man dressed as an ancient Roman Centurion takes a picture during a falling snow in front of Colosseum, in Rome December 17, 2010. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

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34. A novelty bird feeder is buried during a blizzard in a garden in the village of Waterfoot December 17, 2010, as Northern Ireland experiences some of it's heaviest snowfalls in thirty years. A fresh blast of snow threatened to throw Britain's roads and railways into disarray in the run-up to Christmas, as winter tightened its grip on the country for the second time this year. This December is likely to be the coldest since digital records began in 1910 if temperatures in the second half of the month are as low as they have been in the first, said Helen Chivers, a forecaster at the Met Office. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton

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35. A man makes his way home with his shopping through heavy snow in the village of Cushendall the Glens of Antrim December 18, 2010. Fresh snow brought much of Britain to a standstill on Saturday, on what is traditionally the busiest weekend for shopping and travel in the run-up to Christmas. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton

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36. Tourists struggle in the snow near Tower Bridge in central London December 18, 2010. Fresh snow brought much of Britain to a standstill on Saturday, on what is traditionally the busiest weekend for shopping and travel in the run-up to Christmas. REUTERS/Steve Crisp

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37. People take photographs of a snowman near The Tower of London in central London December 18, 2010. Fresh snow brought much of Britain to a standstill on Saturday, on what is traditionally the busiest weekend for shopping and travel in the run-up to Christmas. REUTERS/Steve Crisp

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38. Motorists push a car in the snow on the A3 near Guildford, in southern England December 18, 2010. Fresh snow brought much of Britain to a standstill on Saturday, on what is traditionally the busiest weekend for shopping and travel in the run-up to Christmas. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

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39. Traffic queues in the snow on the A3 near Guildford, in southern England December 18, 2010. Fresh snow brought much of Britain to a standstill on Saturday, on what is traditionally the busiest weekend for shopping and travel in the run-up to Christmas. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

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40. People sledge down Camp Hill in Liverpool in Liverpool, northern England, December 18, 2010. Fresh snow brought much of Britain to a standstill on Saturday, on what is traditionally the busiest weekend for shopping and travel in the run-up to Christmas. REUTERS/Phil Noble

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41. Snow covers a holly bush in Liverpool, northern England, December 18, 2010. Fresh snow brought much of Britain to a standstill on Saturday, on what is traditionally the busiest weekend for shopping and travel in the run-up to Christmas. REUTERS/Phil Noble

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42. A man walks his dog across Clapham Common as heavy snow falls on London December 18, 2010. Fresh snow brought much of Britain to a standstill on Saturday, on what is traditionally the busiest weekend for shopping and travel in the run-up to Christmas. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

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43. Young girls chat as they relax after rolling snowballs across Clapham Common as heavy snow falls on London December 18, 2010. Fresh snow brought much of Britain to a standstill on Saturday, on what is traditionally the busiest weekend for shopping and travel in the run-up to Christmas. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

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44. A man walks across a snow covered Clapham Common as heavy snow falls on London December 18, 2010. Fresh snow brought much of Britain to a standstill on Saturday, on what is traditionally the busiest weekend for shopping and travel in the run-up to Christmas. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

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45. Shoppers walk along Oxford Street, in central London December 18, 2010. Fresh snow brought much of Britain to a standstill on Saturday, on what is traditionally the busiest weekend for shopping and travel in the run-up to Christmas. REUTERS/John Voos

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46. The Houses of Parliament are seen through snow covered trees in London December 18, 2010. Fresh snow brought much of Britain to a standstill on Saturday, on what is traditionally the busiest weekend for shopping and travel in the run-up to Christmas. REUTERS/Eddie Keogh

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47. Pedestrians walk in the snow in Green Park, in central London December 18, 2010. Fresh snow brought much of Britain to a standstill on Saturday, on what is traditionally the busiest weekend for shopping and travel in the run-up to Christmas. REUTERS/Eddie Keogh

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48. A wedding photographer arranges the bride's dress during a photo-session in the snow opposite the Houses of Parliament , in central London December 18, 2010. Fresh snow brought much of Britain to a standstill on Saturday, on what is traditionally the busiest weekend for shopping and travel in the run-up to Christmas. REUTERS/Eddie Keogh

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49. An airplane is seen at the snow-covered Budapest International Airport December 18, 2010. Heavy snowfall on Saturday caused flights to be delayed for hours in Hungary. REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo

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50. People walk along a snow covered road near the village of Cargan in the Glens of Antrim as Northern Ireland experiences some of its heaviest snowfalls in thirty years December 18, 2010. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton

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51. Piglets play on a snow covered field near the Swiss town of Waedenswil south of Zurich December 18, 2010. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

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52. A woman clears snow from around her car in the village of Newtoncromelin in the Glens of Antrim as Northern Ireland experiences some of it's heaviest snowfalls in thirty years December 18, 2010. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton

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53. A general view shows the Alps behind the snow covered roofs of Munich December 18, 2010. REUTERS/Michaela Rehle

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54. A man pulls children on a sledge on Wandsworth Common after heavy snow falls in London December 18, 2010. Fresh snow brought much of Britain to a standstill on Saturday, on what is traditionally the busiest weekend for shopping and travel in the run-up to Christmas. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth

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55. Dogs play on Wandsworth Common after heavy snow falls in London December 18, 2010. Fresh snow brought much of Britain to a standstill on Saturday, on what is traditionally the busiest weekend for shopping and travel in the run-up to Christmas. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth

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56. A man walks past a snowman on Wandsworth Common after heavy snow falls in London December 18, 2010. Fresh snow brought much of Britain to a standstill on Saturday, on what is traditionally the busiest weekend for shopping and travel in the run-up to Christmas. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth

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57. A woman plays with a dog on Wandsworth Common after heavy snow falls in London December 18, 2010. Fresh snow brought much of Britain to a standstill on Saturday, on what is traditionally the busiest weekend for shopping and travel in the run-up to Christmas. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth

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58. People pass snow covered chairs in downtown Munich December 18, 2010. REUTERS/Michaela Rehle

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59. A car that crashed is seen on the snow-covered A5 motorway near Frankfurt after heavy snowfall December 19, 2010. REUTERS/Alex Domanski

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60. Snow ploughs clear the A5 motorway near Frankfurt after heavy snowfall, December 19, 2010. REUTERS/Alex Domanski

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61. Snow ploughs clear the A5 motorway near Frankfurt after heavy snowfall, December 19, 2010. REUTERS/Alex Domanski

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62. A snow plough clears the runways after heavy snowfall at Frankfurt's airport, December 19, 2010. REUTERS/Alex Domanski

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63. Cycles for hire are covered in snow in south London December 19, 2010. Britons Sunday faced little respite from the Arctic conditions that have disrupted travel and shopping plans on the last weekend before Christmas, normally one of the busiest times of the year. REUTERS/John Voos

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64. A picture of the port of the village Zwartewaal, in the South-West of The Netherlands, taken on December 17, 2010. Photo by Sonja Tuinman

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65. Photo by Alessio Andreani

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66. A beach filled with snow in Numana, Italy Photo by Alessio Andreani

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67. A beach filled with snow in Numana, Italy Photo by Alessio Andreani

Dec 19, 2010