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Melting Snow Reveals New York City Trash

After weeks of bitter cold much of the Northeast got a break with sun and warming temperatures, revealing artifacts buried beneath the snow.

. A paper heart lies on a melting mound of snow as temperatures in New York City reached into the mid 40s on Thursday, revealing trash that had been buried for weeks.

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. A bicycle frame pokes through a melting mound of snow.

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. Among the treasures revealed by the melting snow was a slice of pizza.

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. A discarded magazine reveals fashions frozen in time.

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. A cardboard map tube.

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. A cocktail pick with a slice of cucumber.

The big melt looks like continuing. Forecasters predict temperatures in New York will remain warm through the weekend before falling back down next week.

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