Chinese security guard making snow birds

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Snow birds

Security guard Du Jinqian crafts over a dozen snow birds on the front steps of the bank where he works on Feb. 19 after heavy snow blanketed the city of Hangzhou, China.

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Bicyclists wear ponchos while riding as snow falls

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Braving the weather

Cyclists clad in snow-covered ponchos pedal along a slushy road on Feb. 19 as heavy snow falls in Hangzhou.

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Firefighters clean a snow-covered road with a ladder

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Unconventional snow removal methods

Firefighters clear a slushy, snow-covered road with a ladder pulled by a fire truck on Feb. 19 in Hefei, China.

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Tigers hang out in the snow

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Chilling out

A pair of endangered Siberian tigers relax inside their enclosure on Feb. 19 after heavy snow fell on the zoo in Nanjing, Jiangsu province, China.

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Workers shovel snow off a road

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Winter teamwork

City workers clad in orange jump suits shovel a snowy road on Feb. 19 in Hefei, China.

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Catie Leary ( @catieleary ) writes about science, travel, animals and the arts.

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