A winter storm packing snow and Arctic cold slammed the northeastern United States on Tuesday, grounding 3,000 flights, shutting down governments and schools and making travel a potential nightmare for millions. -Reuters
Tempted to complain about the cold and the snow? Just be glad you’re not part of one of these blisteringly hot events. [Warning: Graphic images]
On a snow day like today, it can be tough to remember that there was a time when we all wished it would cool down. Here are some images of hot events around the world to jog the memory — from sitting in a box full of steam and racing in Death Valley for sport to sweltering over hot coals for spiritual wellness.
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With an oink oink here and a cluck cluck there, animals arrived at the Vatican and elsewhere on Friday to get a blessing. Hundreds of pet owners bring their animals to be blessed every year on the day of Saint Anthony, patron saint of animals. Elsewhere in the world, according to tradition that dates back 500 years, people ride their horses through the narrow cobblestone streets of this small village in Spain to purify the animals with the smoke of the bonfires.
Christians celebrate the Feast of the Epiphany, Singapore’s “big baby” art and more in today’s daily brief.