In pictures: Winter around the world

Published: December 20, 2016
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People walk past cars with faces which are scrawled on windscreens covered with snow after snowfall in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia, Russia, December 1, 2016. PHOTO: REUTERS

People walk past cars with faces which are scrawled on windscreens covered with snow after snowfall in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia, Russia, December 1, 2016. PHOTO: REUTERS

People walk past cars with faces which are scrawled on windscreens covered with snow after snowfall in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia, Russia, December 1, 2016. PHOTO: REUTERS A person walks past a snow covered bus shelter during polar vortex in downtown Chicago, Illinois, U.S. on January 6, 2014.    REUTERS/Jim Young/File Photo The Mont-Blanc mountain is pictured with a sea of mist on a warm winter day from St-Cergue near Geneva, Switzerland, December 9, 2016. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse Migrating cranes rest on the Hula Lake Ornithology and Nature Park in northern Israel, which is a stopping point for hundreds of species of birds along their migration route between the northern and southern hemispheres during the cold season December 7, 2016. REUTERS/Baz Ratner Frost is pictured on a leaf in St-Cergue near Geneva, Switzerland, December 9, 2016. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse Officials walk out towards the plane carrying U.S. Vice President Joe Biden upon his arrival in a snow storm at the Ottawa International Airport in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, December 8, 2016. REUTERS/Chris Wattie A woman walks through early morning mist in Knutsford, northern England December 5, 2016.  REUTERS/Phil Noble A man rides his horse cart loaded with bundles of dried grass on a cold winter morning in the outskirts of Srinagar December 6, 2016. REUTERS/Danish Ismail Snowmaker Jose Martinez of the Verbier ski resort checks the artificial snow making machine in Verbier, Switzerland, November 28, 2016. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse People walk past cars with faces which are scrawled on windscreens covered with snow after snowfall in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia, Russia, December 1, 2016. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin Indian soldiers warm themselves by a bonfire on a cold winter morning in Srinagar, November 29, 2016. REUTERS/Danish Ismail Pavilions are seen on a lake during a snow day in Xi'an, Shaanxi province, China, November 22, 2016. Picture taken  November 22, 2016. REUTERS/Stringer ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. EDITORIAL USE ONLY. CHINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN CHINA. A customer looks at shoes for the winter with his children at a used shoe market in Islamabad, Pakistan November 22, 2016. REUTERS/Caren Firouz Enthusiasts of winter swimming walk out of the icy waters of the Yenisei River after their weekly bathing session, with the air temperature at about minus 30 degrees Celsius (minus 22 degrees Fahrenheit), in the Siberian town of Divnogorsk, Russia November 18, 2016. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin

It’s that time of year again, when the days are shorter, the weather has chilled and winter has arrived. Snow-capped mountains, frozen lakes and frosted flowers make for some of the most beautiful scenes of winter around the world.

Here we look at a series of stunning pictures to welcome the Winter season.

Enthusiasts of winter swimming walk out of the icy waters of the Yenisei River after their weekly bathing session, with the air temperature at about minus 30 degrees Celsius (minus 22 degrees Fahrenheit), in the Siberian town of Divnogorsk, Russia November 18, 2016. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin

Enthusiasts of winter swimming walk out of the icy waters of the Yenisei River after their weekly bathing session, with the air temperature at about minus 30 degrees Celsius (minus 22 degrees Fahrenheit), in the Siberian town of Divnogorsk, Russia November 18, 2016. PHOTO: REUTERS

A customer looks at shoes for the winter with his children at a used shoe market in Islamabad, Pakistan November 22, 2016. REUTERS/Caren Firouz

A customer looks at shoes for the winter with his children at a used shoe market in Islamabad. November 22, 2016. PHOTO: REUTERS

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Picture taken of a window covered with frost on Dec 4, in Godewaersvelde, northern France. PHOTO: AFP

Pavilions are seen on a lake during a snow day in Xi'an, Shaanxi province, China, November 22, 2016. Picture taken November 22, 2016. REUTERS/Stringer ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. EDITORIAL USE ONLY. CHINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN CHINA.

Pavilions are seen on a lake during a snow day in Xi’an, Shaanxi province, China, November 22, 2016. PHOTO: REUTERS

Indian soldiers warm themselves by a bonfire on a cold winter morning in Srinagar, November 29, 2016. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

Indian soldiers warm themselves by a bonfire on a cold winter morning in Srinagar, November 29, 2016. PHOTO: REUTERS

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Belarus’ honour guards attend a turnover ceremony of 6 Mi-8MTV-5 helicopters purchased from a Russia’s manufacturer at a military base outside Minsk. PHOTO: AFP

Snowmaker Jose Martinez of the Verbier ski resort checks the artificial snow making machine in Verbier, Switzerland, November 28, 2016. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

Snowmaker Jose Martinez of the Verbier ski resort checks the artificial snow making machine in Verbier, Switzerland, November 28, 2016. PHOTO: REUTERS

A man rides his horse cart loaded with bundles of dried grass on a cold winter morning in the outskirts of Srinagar December 6, 2016. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

A man rides his horse cart loaded with bundles of dried grass on a cold winter morning in the outskirts of Srinagar December 6, 2016. PHOTO: REUTERS

A woman walks through early morning mist in Knutsford, northern England December 5, 2016. REUTERS/Phil Noble

A woman walks through early morning mist in Knutsford, northern England December 5, 2016. PHOTO: REUTERS

Officials walk out towards the plane carrying U.S. Vice President Joe Biden upon his arrival in a snow storm at the Ottawa International Airport in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, December 8, 2016. REUTERS/Chris Wattie

Officials walk out towards the plane carrying US Vice President Joe Biden upon his arrival in a snow storm at the Ottawa International Airport in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, December 8, 2016. PHOTO: REUTERS

Frost is pictured on a leaf in St-Cergue near Geneva, Switzerland, December 9, 2016. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

Frost is pictured on a leaf in St-Cergue near Geneva, Switzerland, December 9, 2016. PHOTO: REUTERS

Migrating cranes rest on the Hula Lake Ornithology and Nature Park in northern Israel, which is a stopping point for hundreds of species of birds along their migration route between the northern and southern hemispheres during the cold season December 7, 2016. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

Migrating cranes rest on the Hula Lake Ornithology and Nature Park in northern Israel, which is a stopping point for hundreds of species of birds along their migration route between the northern and southern hemispheres during the cold season December 7, 2016. PHOTO: REUTERS

The Mont-Blanc mountain is pictured with a sea of mist on a warm winter day from St-Cergue near Geneva, Switzerland, December 9, 2016. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

The Mont-Blanc mountain is pictured with a sea of mist on a warm winter day from St-Cergue near Geneva, Switzerland, December 9, 2016. PHOTO: REUTERS

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A man removes snow from the roof of a church at Red Square as temperatures dropped to -13 degrees Celsius in Moscow on Dec 7. PHOTO: AFP

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A woman walks during a snow blizzard on Nov 9, in Stockholm. PHOTO: AFP

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Hoarfrost covers the landscape in Sieversdorf, eastern Germany, on Dec 5. PHOTO: AFP

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Frost covers a rosehip near Sieversdorf, northeastern Germany, on Dec 5. PHOTO: AFP

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A snow covered mountain is seen behind clouds near Balderschwang, southern Germany. PHOTO: AFP

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Deers stand on a snow covered-field near Schliersee, southern Germany. PHOTO: REUTERS

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