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Frost covers part of the face of University of Minnesota student Daniel Dylla during a morning jog along Mississippi River Parkway Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019, In Minneapolis. AP
Ice and water flows over the brink of the Horseshoe Falls in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019. AP
A view of the Canadian Horseshoe Falls as steam rises from the falls in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada on January 31, 2019. AFP
Ice and snow builds up along Lake Michigan in Chicago, Illinois, USA, 30 January 2019. The US Midwest is gripped by a coldspell as a polar vortex sent temperatures far below zero degrees Celsius. According to meteorologists temperatures in Chicago area could drop to minus 31 degrees Celsius. EPA
Steam rises from the city and Lake Michigan as the sun comes up in Chicago, Illinois USA, 30 January 2019. EPA
Ice covers Lake Michigan's shoreline as temperatures dropped to -20 degrees F (-29C) on January 30, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. AFP
A harbor light is covered by snow and ice on the Lake Michigan at 39th Street Harbor, Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019, in Chicago. A deadly arctic deep freeze enveloped the Midwest with record-breaking temperatures on Wednesday, triggering widespread closures of schools and businesses, and prompting the U.S. Postal Service to take the rare step of suspending mail delivery to a wide swath of the region. AP
The sun rises along the shore of Lake Michigan at Montrose Harbor, Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, in Chicago. The painfully cold weather system that put much of the Midwest into a historic deep freeze was expected to ease Thursday, though temperatures still tumbled to record lows in some places. AP
In this handout photo taken on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, a woman throws boiling water into the freezing air as its instantly condenses into an elaborate pattern of ice crystals in Irkutsk, Russia . Residents of Russia's Urals and Siberia where temperatures recently plunged to minus 40 degrees Fahrenheit have taken to social media to celebrate the cold. Temperatures in Siberia and the Urals earlier this week plunged to around minus 40 degrees Centigrade (minus 40 degrees Fahrenheit) which is unusually low even for the cold-resistant Russians. AP
A pedestrian stops to take a photo by Chicago River, as bitter cold phenomenon called the polar vortex has descended on much of the central and eastern United States, in Chicago, Illinois, U.S., January 29, 2019. Reuters
People take pictures as steam rises from the Lake Michigan in Chicago on January 31, 2019. UPI
Water vapor rises above St. Anthony Falls on the Mississippi River as the Stone Arch Bridge is obscured, seen from the Third Ave. Bridge Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019, In Minneapolis. AP
Evan Roberts is covered in frost while jogging across the Stone Arch Bridge Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019, In Minneapolis. AP
A man walks by a heating vent pumping out steam on a bitter cold morning, Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, in Portland, Maine. AP
A woman talks on her phone at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago, Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019. AP
A man walks next to a subway train as heavy snow falls on January 30, 2019 in New York. - The polar vortex that hit the Midwest has moved to the east bringing high winds and freezing temperatures. AFP
A homeless man sitting outside a coffee shop accepts cash from a customer on a bitter cold morning, Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, in Portland, Maine. AP
A cyclist rides through the falling snow in the Financial District, January 30, 2019 in New York City. AFP
A man tries to capture snowflakes in his mouth as snow falls in Washington, DC, on February 1, 2019. AFP
A man makes his way amid smoke from a steam pipe during rain fall in the evening hours of January 29, 2019 in New York City. AFP
A man orders food at a food cart as snow falls in the Financial District, January 30, 2019 in New York City. AFP
A firefighter inspects a hot spot while continuing to tackle an overnight four alarm blaze in subzero temperatures due to the polar vortex weather system, at the Agincourt Recreation Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada February 1, 2019. Reuters
Sub-zero temperatures produce icicles that hang from a restaurant in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, 30 January 2019. EPA
Matthew Rothwell skis between two parks in Kingston, Ontario, on January 30, 2019. AFP
A woman sticks out her tongue as snow falls in Kingston, Ontario, on January 30, 2019. AFP
Frost covers part of the face of University of Minnesota student Daniel Dylla during a morning jog along Mississippi River Parkway Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019, In Minneapolis. AP
Ice and water flows over the brink of the Horseshoe Falls in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019. AP
A view of the Canadian Horseshoe Falls as steam rises from the falls in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada on January 31, 2019. AFP
Ice and snow builds up along Lake Michigan in Chicago, Illinois, USA, 30 January 2019. The US Midwest is gripped by a coldspell as a polar vortex sent temperatures far below zero degrees Celsius. According to meteorologists temperatures in Chicago area could drop to minus 31 degrees Celsius. EPA
Steam rises from the city and Lake Michigan as the sun comes up in Chicago, Illinois USA, 30 January 2019. EPA
Ice covers Lake Michigan's shoreline as temperatures dropped to -20 degrees F (-29C) on January 30, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. AFP
A harbor light is covered by snow and ice on the Lake Michigan at 39th Street Harbor, Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019, in Chicago. A deadly arctic deep freeze enveloped the Midwest with record-breaking temperatures on Wednesday, triggering widespread closures of schools and businesses, and prompting the U.S. Postal Service to take the rare step of suspending mail delivery to a wide swath of the region. AP
The sun rises along the shore of Lake Michigan at Montrose Harbor, Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, in Chicago. The painfully cold weather system that put much of the Midwest into a historic deep freeze was expected to ease Thursday, though temperatures still tumbled to record lows in some places. AP
In this handout photo taken on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, a woman throws boiling water into the freezing air as its instantly condenses into an elaborate pattern of ice crystals in Irkutsk, Russia . Residents of Russia's Urals and Siberia where temperatures recently plunged to minus 40 degrees Fahrenheit have taken to social media to celebrate the cold. Temperatures in Siberia and the Urals earlier this week plunged to around minus 40 degrees Centigrade (minus 40 degrees Fahrenheit) which is unusually low even for the cold-resistant Russians. AP
A pedestrian stops to take a photo by Chicago River, as bitter cold phenomenon called the polar vortex has descended on much of the central and eastern United States, in Chicago, Illinois, U.S., January 29, 2019. Reuters
People take pictures as steam rises from the Lake Michigan in Chicago on January 31, 2019. UPI
Water vapor rises above St. Anthony Falls on the Mississippi River as the Stone Arch Bridge is obscured, seen from the Third Ave. Bridge Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019, In Minneapolis. AP
Evan Roberts is covered in frost while jogging across the Stone Arch Bridge Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019, In Minneapolis. AP
A man walks by a heating vent pumping out steam on a bitter cold morning, Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, in Portland, Maine. AP
A woman talks on her phone at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago, Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019. AP
A man walks next to a subway train as heavy snow falls on January 30, 2019 in New York. - The polar vortex that hit the Midwest has moved to the east bringing high winds and freezing temperatures. AFP
A homeless man sitting outside a coffee shop accepts cash from a customer on a bitter cold morning, Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, in Portland, Maine. AP
A cyclist rides through the falling snow in the Financial District, January 30, 2019 in New York City. AFP
A man tries to capture snowflakes in his mouth as snow falls in Washington, DC, on February 1, 2019. AFP
A man makes his way amid smoke from a steam pipe during rain fall in the evening hours of January 29, 2019 in New York City. AFP
A man orders food at a food cart as snow falls in the Financial District, January 30, 2019 in New York City. AFP
A firefighter inspects a hot spot while continuing to tackle an overnight four alarm blaze in subzero temperatures due to the polar vortex weather system, at the Agincourt Recreation Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada February 1, 2019. Reuters
Sub-zero temperatures produce icicles that hang from a restaurant in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, 30 January 2019. EPA
Matthew Rothwell skis between two parks in Kingston, Ontario, on January 30, 2019. AFP
A woman sticks out her tongue as snow falls in Kingston, Ontario, on January 30, 2019. AFP
Choi Won-suk wschoi@koreatimes.co.kr


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