From the vanishing winter 2012-13

Aunque quede todavia algo de rabia al invierno (sobretodo, y aún, en tierras septentrionales), los dias más duros irán quedando ya atrás. El invierno 2012-13 ha repartido sus flores, en unos sitios más, en otros menos, pero ha dejado una vez más su majestuoso sello, sin duda.

Ice crystals form frost on the window of a home in Medina, Minn. on January 21, 2013. (Richard Sennott/The Star Tribune/Associated Press)

Climbers clear snow from the roof of the stadium of FC Bayern Munich in Munich on January 18, 2013. (Joerg Koch/dapd/Associated Press)

Gale Force winds make spectacular waves at the harbour in Seaham, England as they batter the seafront on February 6, 2013. (Owen Humphreys/PA/Associated Press)

People shelter from the snow while walking along the Charles Bridge in Prague on February 12, 2013. (Vit Simanek/CTK/Associated Press)People walk through snow covered streets in Copley Square during a blizzard in Boston, Mass. on February 9, 2013. (Jessica Rinaldi/Reuters)

Chicago Fire Department Lieutenant Charley De Jesus walks around an ice-covered warehouse that caught fire January 23, 2013. (John Gress/Reuters) 7

A commuter looks through a snow covered window of a tram in Minsk, Belorussia on January 17, 2013. (Victor Drachev/AFP/Getty Images)

A snowman greets pedestrians on January 19, 2013 in Paris. (Mehdi Fedouach/AFP/Getty Images)

Anzhi Makhachkala’s Ivorian striker Lacina Traore walks through the snow during a UEFA Europa League football match against Hannover 96 in Hanover, Germany on February 21, 2013. (Patrik Stollarz/AFP/Getty Images)

Children pour cold water on themselves under the control of fitness coach Margarita Filimonova at kindergarten number 317, with the air temperature at about minus 23 degrees Celsius, in Krasnoyarsk, Russia on February 5, 2013. The program has been practiced by the kindergarten for 15 years. (Ilya Naymushin/Reuters)

People play after a heavy snowstorm in the desert near Tabuk, Saudi Arabia on January 9, 2013. (Mohamed Alhwaity/Reuters)

People ride an ice bicycle on frozen Houhai Lake on February 3, 2013 in Beijing. (Feng Li/Getty Images)

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Postales de fin de año

Para terminar el año, y como aperitivo de lo que está por llegar durante el invierno 2012-13, espero, algunas fotos de este diciembre. Hay que puntualizar que, quitando los modestos latigazos invernales que han visitado Europa y América del Norte, el invierno si ha irrumpido con fuerza durante este mes de diciembre en todo el territorio ruso.

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A child walks in a park after heavy snowfall in Kiev, Ukraine, on Dec. 11. (Anatolii StepanovReuters) #

A child walks in a park after heavy snowfall in Kiev, Ukraine, on Dec. 11. (Anatolii StepanovReuters) #

Sureste de Canadá. 27-28 Diciembre 2012.

Sureste de Canadá. 27-28 Diciembre 2012.

A woman clears snow from a car in the Austrian province of Salzburg on Dec. 10. The weather forecast predicts continuing snowfall for the next few days. (Kerstin JoenssonAssociated Press) #

A woman clears snow from a car in the Austrian province of Salzburg on Dec. 10. The weather forecast predicts continuing snowfall for the next few days. (Kerstin JoenssonAssociated Press) #

People struggle against wind and drifting snow in Stockholm, Sweden, on Dec. 5. (Andres WiklundAFPGetty Images) #

People struggle against wind and drifting snow in Stockholm, Sweden, on Dec. 5. (Andres WiklundAFPGetty Images) #

Wayne Stuberg cleans the sidewalk from the deep snow in front of his home in Omaha Neb., Thursday Dec. 20, 2012. Omaha World-Herald / Matt Miller

Wayne Stuberg cleans the sidewalk from the deep snow in front of his home in Omaha Neb., Thursday Dec. 20, 2012. Omaha World-Herald / Matt Miller

Postales de invierno

 

SWEEPING SNOW A man brushed snow from the top of a monument in Pyongyang, North Korea, Monday. (KyodoReuters)

SWEEPING SNOW A man brushed snow from the top of a monument in Pyongyang, North Korea, Monday. (KyodoReuters)

 

Referee Todorov of Bulgaria gestures as match was halted due to snow on pitch during Champions League Group A soccer match in Zagreb. ANTONIO BRONICREUTERS

Referee Todorov of Bulgaria gestures as match was halted due to snow on pitch during Champions League Group A soccer match in Zagreb. ANTONIO BRONICREUTERS

 

Skiers sit in a chairlift at the Mount Titlis skiing area near the Swiss mountain resort of Engelberg. ARND WIEGMANNREUTERS

Skiers sit in a chairlift at the Mount Titlis skiing area near the Swiss mountain resort of Engelberg. ARND WIEGMANNREUTERS

 

POSTCARD PERFECT A train rolled through a winter landscape with snow-covered trees on the Brocken, the tallest peak in northern Germany’s Harz mountain range, Saturday. (Stefan RampfelDPAZuma Press)

POSTCARD PERFECT A train rolled through a winter landscape with snow-covered trees on the Brocken, the tallest peak in northern Germany’s Harz mountain range, Saturday. (Stefan RampfelDPAZuma Press)