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Last Updated: Friday, 4 January 2008, 15:09 GMT
In pictures: Northern Ireland's snow

Boy on sledge in snow

In Belfast, one boy makes the most of heavy snowfall that has caused havoc in Northern Ireland. The weather caused tailbacks and left many households without electricity.

Snows cape in Belfast

The snow made for some dramatic scenes, such as the war memorial silhouetted against the snow-covered facade of Queen's University in Belfast.

A woman in the snow lit by street lamps on a residential street.

This woman in east Belfast was one of many who were forced to brace themselves against the bitter winds and snow flurries that swept across parts of the UK.

Snowflakes in a garden at night

Jonathan Rice photographed snowflakes falling in the front garden of his house in County Down. He said from 1700 GMT on Thursday, 7.5ins (19cm) of snow fell in three hours.

Snow covered trees over a river

There were also stunning scenes created in Northern Ireland's countryside, such as this winter view of the Crumlin River in County Antrim taken by Martin Magee.

Big snowman with a little girl

Lucy Brogan, aged six, from Lisburn, County Antrim, took advantage of the thick snow to build a snowman in her garden with her father Paul.

Children with homemade igloo

Other children were even more inventive. The McKenna family in Banbridge, County Down, used the thick snow to build an igloo big enough for some of them to stand inside.

Snow-covered botanical gardens in Belfast

And in Belfast's botanical gardens, a glass roof meant to keep plants warm was transformed into another ice dome.

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