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Bourgogne wine maker Laboure-Roi vice president Thibault Garin (R) and guests toast with their glass filled with 2014 Beaujolais Nouveau wine as they enjoy a `wine bath` at Hakone Kowakien Yunessun hot spring resorts in Japan, 20 November 2014, the day of

A man mounts a green duck puppet onto the roof of a Christmas market stall on the Christmas market at the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church in Berlin, Germany, 20 November 2014. Christmas markets around Berlin will open officially on 24 November 2014.

Immigrant flamingo birds look for food in the Arabian Gulf waters of Kuwait City, Kuwait, 20 November 2014.

A home is covered in snow in a neighborhood just south of Buffalo, New York, following an overnight winter storm that dumped a reported 5 feet (1.5 meters) of lake-effect snow on the area in Hamburg, New York, USA.

Detail of one of the robots shown at the 14th edition of the `Humanoid` Congress in Madrid, Spain, 2014. According to organisers, the conference themed `Humans and Robots Face-to-Face` confirms the growing interest in the field of human-humanoid interacti

Thai workers carry a Santa Claus figure for Christmas decorations at a shopping center in Bangkok, Thailand, 19 November 2014.

An ice crust builds up on a warning sign that reads `Caution Ice` on the Brocken mountain peak near Schierke, Germany, 19 November 2014. Meteorologists say that the Brocken is currently the coldest spot in the Harz mountainous region.

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Historic Amounts of Snow In New York

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The top edge of a fence is barely visible above the snow cover in front of a home just south of Buffalo.

“Historic” bad weather across the US claimed eight lives in the state of New York and buried it under metres of snow.

Another wave of stormy weather is forecast to sweep across the city of Buffalo on Thursday, bringing the total snowfall this week up to levels normally expected over an entire year.

The new fall will undermine the efforts ...

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