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Tourists snap photos of Chicago's iconic 'Cloud Gate' sculpture, commonly known as the 'Bean,' on March 5 as it is encased in snow and ice at the city's Millenium Park.
The worst winter storm of the season, which finally let up early Wednesday, dumped between 7 and 10 inches of snow throughout the Chicago area before continuing on to wreak havoc in the Mid-Atlantic.
In Washington, D.C., they're calling it a "snowquester," which isn't too far from the truth: Federal offices and schools have been closed, hundreds of flights have been cancelled and more than 241,000 are experiencing power outages.
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