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Spring snowfall leaves pretty patterns in Beijing

A tree at the Imperial Ancestral Temple in Beijing, China, following overnight snowfall on March 20, 2013.
A tree at the Imperial Ancestral Temple in Beijing, China, following overnight snowfall on March 20, 2013.Feng Li / Getty Images
Ancient floor lamps at the Imperial Ancestral Temple in Beijing.
Ancient floor lamps at the Imperial Ancestral Temple in Beijing.Feng Li / Getty Images
A tree covered with snow at the Imperial Ancestral Temple.
A tree covered with snow at the Imperial Ancestral Temple.Feng Li / Getty Images
Workers clear snow on the side of a road as a commuter drives past in Beijing.
Workers clear snow on the side of a road as a commuter drives past in Beijing.Mark Ralston / AFP - Getty Images

Residents of Beijing woke up to a heavy spring snowfall Wednesday, with a covering of over six inches in parts of the city. The north of China has been experiencing its coldest winter in more than 30 years, causing transport chaos as flights and highways are shut down. 

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