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Winter Weather: Social Media Posts About the Record-Breaking Deep Freeze

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Image: A man talks on his phone while walking in the cold in Brooklyn borough of New York
A man talks on his phone while walking in the cold in the Brooklyn borough of New York February 20, 2015. Millions of people awoke to painfully cold weather in the eastern United States on Friday, with temperatures frigid enough in New York City and Washington to break decades-old record lows for February 20.BRENDAN MCDERMID / Reuters

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Warning for the winter-weary: If it took you until lunch to thaw from your commute to work, you may not want to look at these pictures of frozen landscapes and shivering people from the South to the Northeast. After all, researchers have found that people who looked at pictures of others in the cold experienced temperature drops themselves.

And yet it's nice to know that many people around the country are also dealing with the deep freeze that has demolished records. That's why NBC News has been asking you to share pictures of how the cold has impacted your hometown this week — from your backyard to your car to your commute. Send us your best shots with #ItsSoCold and #NBCNewsPics, and they could be featured on our website.

Let the commiseration begin:

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