The winter season has continued where it left off in 2011, with snowfall at numerous places across the world.
While the snowy and foggy weather is taking its toll on air travel across Asia, Europe and the United States, the first major winter storm of 2012 hit northeastern parts of the U.S. over the weekend, creating as much havoc among locals and travelers as it brought joy to snow lovers.
Scroll down to view some beautiful photographs of places from across the world that have turned an immaculate white this winter...
People walk near the Imperial Palace covered with snow in Tokyo Jan. 24, 2012. Snow fell in Tokyo and its vicinity on Monday night throughout early Tuesday morning, and covered the capital for the first time this season, local media reported. REUTERS/Toru Hanai
An aerial view shows the snow covered church of the village of Jenisberg near the Swiss mountain resort of Davos Jan. 23, 2012. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann
A man and children walk during snowfall at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah Jan. 21, 2012. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
A Red-bellied Woodpecker perches on a suet feeder during a winter storm in the village of Nyack, New York, Jan. 21, 2012. The first major winter storm of 2012 to hit the northeast U.S. was expected to drop up to eight inches of snow on the region. REUTERS/Mike Segar
People walk at Bryant Park during a snow storm in New York Jan. 21, 2012. Snow lovers in the northeast finally got what they have been waiting for Saturday morning, with a fast-moving storm bringing 3 to 7 inches from central Pennsylvania to Connecticut. For many areas away from the Great Lakes, this will be the heaviest snowfall since a storm in late October. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz
A passer-by stops to take a picture at the provincial legislature during a heavy snowfall in Victoria, British Columbia Jan. 17, 2012. A city that rarely sees any snow during their mild winter months has been blanketed in white cover. REUTERS/Andy Clark
A jogger runs along a street during snowfall in Vienna, Jan. 17, 2012. REUTERS/Heinz-Peter Bader