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In pictures: Snow hits eastern US

Snow in Brooklyn

A resident of Brooklyn, New York, sweeps heavy snow from the pavement outside her home. Blizzard-like conditions have blanketed states all along the eastern seaboard.

Subway traveller in Brooklyn

New Yorkers faced a challenge to get to work but the city's subway and bus services managed to keep running. Elsewhere, flights were cancelled and snow ploughs struggled to keep highways open.

White House in the snow

The White House lived up to its name as the US capital coped with up to 10in (25cm) of snow. Some tourists braved the elements for a rare photo opportunity.

Snow in Washington DC

The federal government said offices in Washington DC would open two hours late as commuters coped with the worst winter storm in several years.

Heavy snow in Annapolis

Teams of workers have been out in force to keep US towns and cities running, like these at Annapolis, in Maryland, clearing snow by the Kunta Kinte-Alex Haley memorial statue in the City Dock area.

Snow at Metro in Vienna, Virginia

A commuter in Vienna, Virginia, waits patiently in a snow-frosted Metro train shelter. Virginia was badly hit by the snow storms, with thousands of homes left without power.

Snow in Philadelphia

The city of Philadelphia was so badly affected that officials declared a Code Blue weather emergency, allowing them to bring homeless people off the streets.

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