A look at how cold conditions across the world are affecting people and their lives.
As temperatures around the world take a dip we see how people are coping up with the winter chill and how it affects their life. The pictures tell their own story.
A tourist dances on the frozen surface of Dal Lake in Srinagar on December 28, 2010. (Photo courtesy: AFP)
A tourist poses on the frozen surface of Dal Lake in Srinagar on December 28, 2010. (Photo courtesy: AFP)
Kashmiri shikara owners have lunch near the frozen surface of Dal Lake in Srinagar on December 28, 2010. The Kashmir valley is experiencing severe cold with major parts of Dal Lake and hundreds of other ponds, taps, water motors and drains frozen. (Photo courtesy: AFP)
A Kashmiri fisherwoman waits for customers in Srinagar. Cold wave further tightened its grip in Jammu and Kashmir with most places in the state recording sub-zero temperature. (Photo courtesy: AFP)
A Hindu Sadhu passenger wrapped in warm clothes waits at a train door at a railway station in dense fog in New Delhi. (Photo courtesy: AFP)
People walk on a railway line in dense fog in New Delhi. There were major delays in both air and rail traffic. (Photo courtesy: AFP)
A desolate windswept beach is viewed following a snow storm on December 27, 2010 in Westport, Connecticut. Much of the northeast of the United States is experiencing a major winter storm with blizzard conditions and over a foot of snow expected from Washington, D.C. to New York City. (Photo courtesy:AFP)
The word 'HELP' is written on the window of a car covered in snow on West 73rd Street on December 28, 2010 in New York City. Two days after a blizzard pounded the city many of the city's streets remain unclear. (Photo courtesy: AFP)
A Barasingha deer sits in the snow at his enclosure in the Berlin zoo (Zoologischer Garten) December 27, 2010. Forecasts predict more snow in the German capital, with temperatures staying below zero. (Photo courtesy: AFP)
Pedestrians make their way past a snowy meadow in Oberstdorf, southern Germany, during foggy winter weather with temperatures at minus one degree Celsius on December 29, 2010. (Photo courtesy: AFP)
A man turns his back as strong winds blow snow across The Boardwalk Monday, Dec. 27, 2010, in Atlantic City, N.J. (Photo courtesy: AP)
Ice is seen on a window and snow is in the background early Monday, Dec. 27, 2010, in Atlantic City, N.J. A treacherous storm brought high winds, heavy snow and limited visibility to the area creating havoc for commuters and travellers. (Photo courtesy: AP)
Skiers ride a chairlift with a view of Spillway East chair lift, background, where six people were injured when five chairs fell to the ground on Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2010 at Sugarloaf mountain at Carrabasett Valley, Maine. The skiers are on a different chair lift than Spillway East. (Photo courtesy: AP)