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Northeast hit by snow, bitter cold

Freezing temperatures and up to 15 inches of snow caused havoc for millions, but some braved the cold to make the most of the winter weather.

A woman walks through the snow in Baltimore on Tuesday, Jan. 21. Thousands of flights were canceled, students got an extra day off from school, and the federal government closed its offices in the Washington area as another winter storm bore down on the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast.

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Tourists from Chattanooga, Tenn., have a snowball fight on the National Mall in Washington, DC.

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A snow and ice-covered license plate is seen on a taxi in Times Square during a snow storm in Manhattan.

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Commuters help dislodge a car stuck on the ice at the Westfield, N.J. train station in the early morning of Jan 22.

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Visitors to the National Mall ski through an evening snowfall in Washington, DC.

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Robert Burck, the original 'Naked Cowboy', performs in a snowstorm in Times Square, New York. Burck, who started performing in Times Square in 1998, claims to make up to $150,000 a year in tips alone.

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A child tries to keep warm while sitting next to a service line at JFK Airport in New York.

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People walk through New York's Times Square.

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A man takes a picture with his phone during the storm in Manhattan's financial district.

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Ben Bahlmann and his children take their sled back up the hill for another ride at the Capitol in Washington, DC. Students and government workers were told to stay home.

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