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A partially frozen American Falls is seen during sub freezing temperatures in Niagara Falls, Ontario, March 3, 2014.

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A snow plow passes in front of the Capitol in Washington, Monday, March 3, 2014. as the latest harsh winter hit the Washington area. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for the greater Washington Metropolitan region, prompting area schools and the federal government to close for the wintry weather.

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Jeannette Ibrahim (L) photographs the U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial during blizzard conditions in Arlington, Virginia during a snow storm in the Washington metro area March 3, 2014. A powerful winter storm hit the U.S. East Coast on Monday with freezing rain, snow and arctic cold, forcing cancellation of about 2,250 flights, shutting down Washington and closing schools and local governments.

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A partially frozen Niagara Falls is seen on the American side during sub freezing temperatures in Niagara Falls, Ontario, March 3, 2014.

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People walk in front partially frozen American side of the Niagara Falls on during sub-freezing temperatures in Niagara Falls, Ontario March 3, 2014.

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Palestinians look at the body of Palestinian Mousab Al-Zaanin through the window of a hospital morgue in the northern Gaza Strip March 3, 2014. An Israeli air strike on Monday killed the Palestinian militant in the Gaza Strip who Israel's military said had been preparing to launch a rocket across the border. Palestinian sources said the 24-year-old militant was killed, but it was unclear which group he was affiliated with.

MOHAMMED SALEM/REUTERS

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Revellers known as 'Los Indianos', throw talcum powder over each other during carnival in Santa Cruz de la Palma in the Canary islands, Spain Monday March 3, 2014. 'Los 'Indianos' represent the return of emigrants from the Americas, who returned to the island wealthier.

Andres Gutierrez/AP

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Revellers from the Mocidade Independente samba school participate in the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome, March 3, 2014.

SERGIO MORAES/REUTERS

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Russian President Vladimir Putin, center, and Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, left, and the commander of the Western Military District Anatoly Sidorov, right, walk upon arrival to watch military exercise near St.Petersburg, Russia, Monday, March 3, 2014. Putin has sought and quickly got the Russian parliament's permission to use the Russian military in Ukraine.

Mikhail Klimentyev/AP

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A member of the Russian navy stands near a man wearing a camouflage uniform believed to be with the Russian army at the headquarters of Ukraine’s naval forces in Sevastopol, in the Crimea region of Ukraine, March 3, 2014.

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