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.
The snow made for some dramatic scenes, such as the war memorial silhouetted against the snow-covered facade of Queen's University in Belfast.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
And in Belfast's botanical gardens, a glass roof meant to keep plants warm was transformed into another ice dome.