High winds and subzero air temperatures have caused waves to crash and freeze onto the Cleveland Harbor West Pierhead Lighthouse near Cleveland on Dec. 14. Petty Officer 2nd Class Lauren Jorgensen/U.S. Coast Guard/Reuters
Icicles cling to a sign outside a strawberry field in Springhead, Fla., on Dec. 14. Farmers spray a fine mist of water on their crops to help protect the fruit from the subfreezing temperatures, which have dipped into the 20s in central Florida. Chris O'Meara/AP
Blades of grass are encased in ice after a lawn sprinkler valve froze and broke in Salina, Kan., on Dec. 14. Tom Dorsey/Salina Journal/AP
Benches on a sea bridge are covered with ice at the Baltic Sea village of Scharbeutz, Germany, on Dec. 2. Christian Charisius/Reuters
A rainbow glows above the partially frozen Hukou waterfall on the Yellow River in Jixian, China, on Dec. 16. Stringer/Reuters
Two yellow roses covered in ice protrude from a frost cloth cover at Dewars Nurseries in Apopka, Fla., on Dec. 14. John Raoux/AP
Ice covers the railings near the lighthouse tower behind the Summerfest grounds in Milwaukee, Wis., on Dec. 12. Kristyna Wentz-Graff/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel/AP
Large waves pound an ice-covered pier in Chicago on Dec. 13. Kiichiro Sato/AP
Icicles adorn a frozen water fountain in Villamanin, Spain, on Dec. 3. Eloy Alonso/Reuters
Sprinklers spray water onto an orange plantation to protect it from the cold weather in Plant City, Fla., on Dec. 14. Scott Audette/Reuters
Ice covers the Naiadi fountain in downtown Rome on Dec. 17. Alessandra Tarantino/AP
A set of footprints has frozen into the ice in Lexington, Ky., on Dec. 16. Charled Bertram/Lexington Herald-Leader/AP
The military retracted its claim earlier this week that it had freed most of the girls kidnapped by militants, feeding deepening public dismay in a week that saw numerous attacks.
Heather Murdock, Correspondent /
April 18, 2014
As he waited outside a hospital on Wednesday for the body of one of his friends to be released for burial, Basiru Youseff, a young toy salesman, was bitter about government claims that they crushing the insurgency.