Snowy hills in Austria

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Snow-dusted, sunlit hills

Spital, Styria, Austria

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Snow-covered Lake Baikal in Russia

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The frosty shore of Lake Baikal

Listvyanka Village, Russia

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Snowy landscape in Germany

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Snow in southern Germany

Huttenwang, Bayern, Germany

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Snow at Lake Tahoe

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A frozen stream near Lake Tahoe

Markleeville, Calif.

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Snow in Dresden, Germany

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Blue skies in Dresden

Dresden, Germany

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Vivid sunset in Wyoming

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Vivid sunset behind snowy, rolling hills


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Frost-covered trees

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Frosted trees in eastern Germany

Sieversdorf, Germany

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Photo: IceNineJon/Flickr

Winter in California

Markleeville, Calif.

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Yichun City, Heilongjiang Province, China

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A frosted forest in China

Yichun City, Heilongjiang Province

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Limeridge, Wisconsin

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Sunset over snowy Wisconsin

Lime Ridge, Wis.

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Denali, Alaska

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Denali National Park


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Sunset in Zurich, Switzerland

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Snow-covered Swiss sunset

Zürich, Switzerland

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