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John Minchillo, Associated Press
A pedestrian walks through the exhaust of a steam vent during a frigid morning commute, Friday, Feb. 20, 2015, in New York. Arctic air and bitterly cold wind is moving across the Northeast, plunging temperatures into record low single digits, accompanied by subzero wind chills.

An arctic blast that forecasters are calling the "Siberian Express" plunged the eastern half of the United States into a deep freeze Friday — as far south as Florida.

Meanwhile, a place less accustomed to the big chill got a taste as up to 10 inches of snow fell in Israel, Jordan, Lebanon and elsewhere in the Middle East.

Here's a look at 10 exceptional winter weather pictures from around the world.