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Snowbound Washington

An estimated 4-6 inches of snow hit the nation's capital overnight, showering landmarks and people alike. Vice President Joe Biden canceled a trip to Baltimore to speak about funding to reduce rape kit backlogs, the White House said, citing the inclement weather.

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    A man takes a photo of the snow-covered Iwo Jima memorial near Washington on Feb. 16, 2015. The eastern United States braced for an arctic onslaught as forecasters warned of another blast of snow and cold.
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    Capitol lights

    A snow plow works in front of the U.S. Capitol building in Washington on Feb. 16, 2015.
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    New day

    A National Park Service employee walks on the driveway of the White House in Washington on Feb. 17, 2015. The first major snowstorm of the season hit the area with several inches of accumulation, closing local schools and shutting down the area offices of the federal government.
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    Stop the presses

    A National Park Service employee shovels snow outside the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington on Feb. 17, 2015.
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    Say cheese

    People pose for photos in Lafayette Square near the White House in Washington on Feb. 17, 2015.
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    Homeless at risk

    Donnie Prince, who is homeless, tries to stay warm on top of a steam grate outside the Federal Trade Commission in Washington on Feb. 17, 2015. The District of Columbia government urged residents to call the local shelter hotline to alert authorities to homeless people at risk due to the extreme weather.
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    Landmarks dusted

    A soldier walks past the National Archives in Washington on Feb. 17, 2015.
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    Off to work

    A man crosses the street near the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Feb. 17, 2015.
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    The Lincoln Memorial and Washington Monument are seen following an overnight snow storm in Washington on Feb. 17, 2015.
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    A cab drives on 14th Street in Washington on Feb. 17, 2015.
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    A hotel employee shovels snow in Washington on Feb. 17, 2015.