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The best animal photos of February

A lion cub plays with a big snowball on Feb. 5 at the zoo inside Belgrade's Kalamegdan Park in Serbia.

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Lion cub snowball

A lion cub plays with a big snowball on Feb. 5 at the zoo inside Belgrade's Kalamegdan Park in Serbia.

While this image is a lighthearted look at the weather, other images show a different side of the story. Hundreds of people across Europe have died after a cold snap ushered in subzero temperatures and heavy snow.