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Cold weather creativity
Alison Mueller skis to work through several inches of snow on Jan. 6 along Woodward Avenue in Detroit, Mich. The region has been grappling with a polar vortex — a weather pattern that has ushered in some of the coldest weather the U.S. has experienced in almost 20 years.
While many folks resolve to stay home during this kind of severe weather, some people (and animals!) just use it as an opportunity to get creative.
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A man relaxes inside a hot spring frequented by Japanese macaque monkeys, also known as "snow monkeys," at an onsen in Jigokudani, Nagano Prefecture, Japan.
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A bundled up homeless man smiles and sips a hot cup of coffee while resting on a park bench inside McPherson Square in Washington, D.C.
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A woman is well-equipped for a frosty bicycle ride with her children through a snowstorm in Hefei, China.
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Bare-chested men dive into icy water as they compete to catch a cross in the middle of a lake during Epiphany celebrations in Sofia, Bulgaria.
It is believed that the man who is the first to grab the cross, which is thrown into the water by an Eastern Orthodox priest, will be healthy throughout the new year.
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A dog wears improvised snow booties made out of plastic grocery bags during a rare snowstorm in Atlanta.
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After shoveling snow from a snowstorm, members of the Van Brunt family bask in the warmth of a hot tub at their home in Sherborn, Mass.
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