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Beautiful snow brings nation's capital to a screeching halt
After wreaking icy havoc on the South, a massive winter storm is now making its way up the Northeast coast.
Thu, Feb 13, 2014 at 11:40 AM
Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images
Heavy snow is blurred into hundreds of bokeh balls as it falls over the U.S. Capitol building on Feb. 13 in Washington, D.C. Bokeh is a photographic term used to describe the aesthetic quality of the out-of-focus portion of an image and is usually characterized by hazy, disc-shaped abberations.
Though the snow is responsible for some truly gorgeous winter photography, this is the ninth storm of the season for weary Washington — and the biggest snowstorm since 2010 — shutting down everything from schools to airports to the federal government.
Meteorologists are predicting between 10 and 15 inches of the white stuff will be dumped on the D.C. metro area before the storm passes later this evening.
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