Winter has heralded snowfalls at numerous places in UK, Europe and the United States, creating havoc among locals and travelers by snarling air travel, traffic, stranding travelers, shutting schools and causing other disruptions.
As last week’s heavy snowfall in France, Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands led to cancelation of flights in many parts of Europe, a blizzard hit New York in the United States on Sunday affecting air, road and rail travel.
From Europe's heavy snowfall to the New York's blizzard, here's a photo gallery to peep into world's most popular places that have turned immaculately white this winter:
Snow-covered trees along an empty stretch of the A9 are seen near Dunkeld in Perthshire, Scotland December 23, 2010.
A fog covers the bank of the Yenisei River in the Siberian town of Divnogorsk, on December 23, 2010. The air temperature dropped to minus 30 degrees Celsius in the region.
People ride in a horse-drawn sledge in the village of Kosachi near Minsk, December 22, 2010.
A farmer grits the lane to his farm near the village of Cushendun, in the Glens of Antrim, in Northern Ireland December 22, 2010. The cold temperatures caused problems to the transport network.
A snowman is seen on Wandsworth Common after London witnessed heavy snow falls on December 18, 2010. Fresh snow brought much of Britain to a standstill on what is traditionally the busiest weekend for shopping and travel in the run-up to Christmas.
Sokari Douglas Camp's bronze sulpture, The First Man, stands covered in snow as blizzards hit central London near Tower Bridge on December 18, 2010.
People stroll in a park in the snow in Bucharest, Romania, on December 27, 2010.
A car is seen stuck in a ditch along a snow covered road at Fechain near Cambrai, after heavy snow fell in Northern France on December 20, 2010. Heavy snow and frigid temperatures caused further disruption across northern Europe stranding travellers, snarling traffic and shutting schools.
Two girls use an umbrella for shelter from the snow in Vitoria in Spain on December 24, 2010.
People stand on a snow covered road at the Fluelapass mountain pass (2389m/7838ft) near the Swiss mountain resort of Davos December 27, 2010.