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In pictures: Stunning shots of snow across the world during the festive period

A stag in the settling snow on the Cotswold hills (Ben Birchall/PA Wire)
A stag in the settling snow on the Cotswold hills (Ben Birchall/PA Wire)

A WHITE Christmas was Bing Crosby’s dream, and many across the world received just that.

But it came a day late and became a nightmare for many in the UK with the weather causing traffic chaos.

Snow started to appear in our towns and cities on Boxing Day and the cold spell continues, with temperatures tonight set to dip to around minus 13C in parts of Scotland.

Below are some of the best images from around the UK and slightly further afield as the festive period got a sprinkling of snow – and in some cases a lot more.

 

A gritter hits the roads in South Lanarkshire (Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
A gritter hits the roads in South Lanarkshire (Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
A jogger runs along the lakefront in Chicago (Kamil Krzaczynski/Getty Images)
Members of a winter swimming club participate in Santa Claus Run where temperatures hit nearly -10 degrees in Novosibirsk, Russia (Netisov Rostislav/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
Cars covered with snow in Chicago (Bilgin S. Sasmaz/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
A flight comes into land at Luton Airport amid wintry weather (Steve Parsons/PA Wire)
Families have a snowball fight on the High Street in Broadway, Worcestershire (Ben Birchall/PA Wire)
Sheep are driven to another field in the Cotswolds, Gloucestershire after overnight snow (Ben Birchall/PA Wire)
A lorry stuck on the A14 in Northampton (Steve Parsons/PA Wire)
Ice forms on a fence (Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
Snow covers a hill off the B7055 in Rigside (Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
Sheep graze as temperatures drop, Abington (Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
Flakes fall over Pittodrie as Aberdeen take on Partick Thistle (SNS Group)
Erie, Pennsylvania, has seen record levels of snow (Greg Wohlford/Erie Times-News via AP)
Sunrise in the Malvern Hills (Aaron Chown/PA Wire)
A dog walker in the Malvern Hills in Worcestershire (Aaron Chown/PA Wire)
Up to 300 people had to spend the night in Stansted Airport after snow and ice forced dozens of Ryanair and easyJet flights to be cancelled or delayed (Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire)