The first snow fell on the Chinese capital of Beijing, greeting visitors to the city's ancient sites with a blanket of white.

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A view shows the Temple of Heaven in snow in Beijing November 1, 2009. REUTERS/Grace Liang
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Visitors walk at the Temple of Heaven park on a snowy day in Beijing November 1, 2009. REUTERS/Grace Liang
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Visitors walk at the Temple of Heaven park on a snowy day in Beijing November 1, 2009. REUTERS/Grace Liang
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A view shows the Temple of Heaven in snow in Beijing November 1, 2009. REUTERS/Grace Liang
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Visitors walk at the Forbidden City on a snowy day in Beijing November 1, 2009. REUTERS/Jason Lee
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Visitors walk at the Forbidden City on a snowy day in Beijing November 1, 2009. REUTERS/Jason Lee
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Visitors walk at Forbidden City on a snowy day in Beijing November 1, 2009. REUTERS/Jason Lee