Wintry Scenes After a Freezing Week

A record-setting blizzard blanketed much of the American East Coast in snow over the weekend, and parts of China have been experiencing weeks of bone-chilling temperatures, freezing rivers and waterfalls. The weather has caused serious problems, but it also brought many out to play, and others to photograph the snowball fights, sleds, and the beauty of winter in full swing. [28 photos total]

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A car parked on the street is coated in snow late at night in Centreville, Virginia early on January 24, 2016, after a blizzard engulfed much of the eastern coast of the US. (Paul J. Richards / AFP / Getty) #
A man poses as the Statue of Liberty during a snow storm in Times Square in New York on January 23, 2016. (Carlo Allegri / Reuters) #
A traditional iceboat is pulled by two men on the frozen lagoon Saaler Bodden, near Ahrenshoop and the Baltic Sea, northern Germany, on January 21, 2016. (Jens Buttner / AFP / Getty) #
Shawn Covelly knocks snow off his awning, Sunday, January 24, 2016, in Towson, Maryland. (Steve Ruark / AP) #
Eli Bokor, 2, is pulled in a laundry basket by his father Ben Bokor down a snow covered 15th Street SE in Washington, on January 24, 2016. (Carolyn Kaster / AP) #
People participate in a giant snowball fight in Dupont Circle in Washington on January 24, 2016. Snowball fights have become a tradition after every major snow storm in the Nation's Capital. (Olivier Douliery / AFP / Getty) #
People participate in a giant snowball fight in Dupont Circle in Washington on January 24, 2016. (Olivier Douliery / AFP / Getty) #
A statue in the snow at the home stadium of the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium on January 22, 2016 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Streeter Lecka / Getty) #
The branch of a tree is covered in filigree ice crystals in front of a backdrop of a bright blue sky in Brandenburg/Havel, Germany, on January 22, 2016. (Ralf Hirschberger / dpa / Corbis) #
Donald Walker waits to cross the street with snow and ice in his beard and hair, as the snow continues to fall on January 22, 2016, in Washington, D.C. (Alex Brandon / AP) #
A frozen waterfall in Pingshan County of Shijiazhuang, capital of north China's Hebei Province, on January 23, 2016. (Liu Yuhe / Xinhua / Corbis) #
A masked man walks on King Street as snow falls in Alexandria, Virginia, on January 23, 2016. (Cliff Owen / AP) #
Blades of grass are encased in ice by the side of West Lake in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, China, on January 25, 2016. (Reuters) #
A woman bounces at the bottom as she sleds down the snow-covered steps of the Lincoln Memorial on January 24, 2016, in Washington, D.C. (Alex Brandon / AP) #
Headstones are nearly covered by snow at Arlington National Cemetery on January 23, 2016 in Arlington, Virginia. (Alex Brandon / AP) #
A man runs in subzero temperatures at a park in Shenyang, Liaoning province, China, on January 23, 2016. (Reuters) #
Aerial image of ice floes on the River Havel in Potsdam, Germany, on January 19, 2016. (Ralf Hirschberger / dpa / Corbis) #
An Orthodox believer takes an icy dip in the Moskva river as part of the celebration of Epiphany in Moscow, Russia, on January 19, 2016. (Sergei Ilnitsky / EPA / Corbis) #
A woman decorates a snowman in Times Square as all cars but emergency vehicles are banned from driving on the road on January 23, 2016 in New York City. (Yana Paskova / Getty) #
Blown snow falls in layers, filling in the gaps in a storm window on a home in the Capitol Hill neighborhood in Washington, D.C.on January 23, 2016. (Jonathan Ernst / Reuters) #
Tess Jorgensson, 3, helps her father dig their car out of snow in Alexandria, Virginia, on January 24, 2016. (Cliff Owen / AP) #
A man walks past vats inside a snow-covered soy sauce mill in Jinhua, Zhejiang province, China, on January 22, 2016. (Reuters) #
The Chrysler building, seen in a snowstorm on January 23, 2016 in New York City. (Yana Paskova / Getty) #
A man takes a picture as the sun sets on Lower Manhattan and One World Trade Center a day after the blizzard in New York, on January 24, 2016. (Gary Hershorn / Corbis) #
A fence is covered with ice by the seaside in Penglai, in eastern China's Shandong province on January 24, 2016. (AFP / Getty) #
A red deer stag chills in snow-covered bracken in Richmond Park in London, England, on January 17, 2016. (Jacqueline Lau / Demotix / Corbis) #
A resident shovels snow from the entrance to his home in Union City, New Jersey, across the Hudson River from Midtown Manhattan, after the second-biggest winter storm in New York history, on January 24, 2016. (Rickey Rogers / Reuters) #
A child pulls a sled up Kronsberg hill at sunset on January 18, 2016, in Hanover, Germany. (Julian Stratenschulte / dpa / Corbis) #

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