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  • In Pictures Snow on the tracks

    Often a safer bet than cars in inclement weather, even trains can come to a grinding halt due to the snow. An excavator clears the tracks of snow after two trains got stuck in Balkakra, Sweden, on Dec. 28, 2010.

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  • In Pictures Snow on the tracks

    Often a safer bet than cars in inclement weather, even trains can come to a grinding halt due to the snow. An excavator clears the tracks of snow after two trains got stuck in Balkakra, Sweden, on Dec. 28, 2010.

  • In Pictures Ice and snow sculptures

    A visitor walks past a giant snow sculpture at an Ice and Snow Festival in Shenyang, northeast China's Liaoning Province on Jan. 10, 2008. The Ice and Snow Festival, which features hundreds of massive sculptures carved out of ice, has become a huge draw for visitors, turning northern China's often forbidding temperatures into a competitive advantage.

  • Suicide case highlights stresses in Japan's Self-Defense Forces

    Parents of a soldier say they pressed charges to prevent future abuses. The suicide rate has risen as the forces' role has expanded.

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