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Snowy Owl Finds Comfortable Perch in Chilly D.C.

Image: A snowy owl sits on the awning of an office building in downtown Washington, DC.
A snowy owl sits on the awning of an office building in downtown Washington, DC January 22, 2014 as the US capital reopened for business on Wednesday amid below average temperatures. Snowy Owls, reportedly found in the northern circumpolar region, are a rare sighting in the metro area. EVA HAMBACH / AFP - Getty Images

A snowy owl found itself a perch on the awning of an office building in downtown Washington, D.C. on Wednesday as below-average temperatures kept their icy grip on the capital.

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A man takes a picture of a snowy owl sitting on the awning of an office building in downtown Washington, DC January 22, 2014. The US capital reopened for business on Wednesday amid below average temperatures after closing the federal government ahead of a storm on Tuesday that dumped up to seven inches (18 centimeters) of snow in the metro area. AFP PHOTO / Eva HambachEVA HAMBACH/AFP/Getty Images EVA HAMBACH / AFP - Getty Images