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Photo Journal: Beauty and the brisk


A plum tree covered in snow is seen at Kodokan Park in the Ibaraki Prefecture capital of Mito, on Feb. 9, 2017. The city was hit by a strong wave of wintry atmospheric pressure overnight -- along with other parts of the northern Kanto region -- and was covered with a bright-white blanket of snow by early morning. According to the Mito Meteorological Office, 12 centimeters of snow was observed in the city as of 10 a.m. that day. (Mainichi)

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