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Historic Blizzard: Mid-Atlantic Winter Is Finally Here

A historic winter storm brought Washington, New York, and the whole Mid-Atlantic to a standstill this weekend. Well over a foot of snow has been dumped already, with up to two feet forecast to fall in the nation's capital. The blizzard has knocked out power to at least 215,000, grounded more than 8,800 flights, and caused significant flooding in low lying regions.

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    People participate in a snowball fight at Dupont Circle in Washington, D.C.

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    Residents Sam Parker and Danny Delaney throw snowballs while crouched in a mound of snow on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C.

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    A woman stands in a deserted street in Washington, D.C.

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    A man pulls a snow board with children near Central park in New York City.

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    Pedestrians walk on a snow covered H St. in Washington, D.C.

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    Snow blankets the stairs of a New York City subway stop.

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    A man walks a dog through a snow-covered street in Washington, D.C.

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    A woman walks in strong winds and heavy snowfall in Central Park.

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    A worker cleans a snow-covered street in Times Square.

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    A worker clears snow from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.

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    Strong wind blows snow from the roof of a building in Washington, D.C.

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    A man skies on a downtown street in Washington, D.C.

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    Blizzard waves crash near a pier causing serious flooding on the New Jersey coastline.

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    A worker cleans snow off the platform at the Metro North Train station in Greenwich, Connecticut.

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    Firefighters help push a stuck car in Washington, D.C.

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    Chicken livers are seen as the only available item at a grocery store  in Washington, D.C.

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    People play in the snow on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.

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    A car parked on the street is coated in snow in Centreville, Virginia.

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