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US blizzard 2016: Seventeen pictures that sum up the snowstorm

Pedestrians make there way through the slush and snow across Central Park West in New York (24 January 2016) Image copyright EPA
Image caption Pedestrians on Monday will have to battle their way through melting snow and slush

People in the eastern part of the United States face a huge clear-up operation on Monday following a massive snow storm that brought many cities to a halt.

Public transport is expected to be severely restricted, roads remain dangerous and government offices and schools are all likely to remain closed or operate on reduced hours.

Near record snowfall swept from the capital to New York, with at least 29 deaths reported since Friday.

West Virginia

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Image caption Students in West Virginia have found that skis are the best form of transport

New York

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Image caption Traffic is slowly returning to the streets of New York
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Image caption All over New York people are digging out snowed-in vehicles
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Image caption On Sunday, some were able to enjoy the snow at the Bethesda Fountain in Central Park
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Image caption The weather in recent days has been perfect for Bernie, a nine-year-old rescued Saint Bernard

New Jersey

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Image caption The clear-up operation has also began in earnest in Stone Harbor, New Jersey
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Image caption Signs warned beach goers not to enter as a result of the blizzard in Stone Harbor

Washington DC

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Image caption Piles of snow still remain in the Friendship Heights neighbourhood of Washington
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Image caption Residents of the Belt Road area of Washington made the best of the weather on Sunday night by holding a post-blizzard bonfire
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Image caption Outside the US Congress on Sunday, hundreds turned up with sledges as fine weather followed the heavy snowfall
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Image caption The big thaw is expected to begin in earnest on Monday
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Image caption Commuters on Monday are expected to have a tougher-than-normal journey to work

Virginia

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Image caption In Great Falls, some awoke earlier on Monday morning to get to work on time
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Image caption For most, travelling on foot remains the best way to get around

Pennsylvania

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Image caption Roads have slowly begun reopening in parts of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Image caption But many still have to make their way through snow-shovelled paths

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