Chicago was colder than the South Pole early on Tuesday. 140 million Americans are feeling the effects of the "polar vortex."
Millions of revelers have braved cold winter weather to attend traditional carnival parades in Germany. The processions often take on a highly satirical note.
Sub-freezing weather in the US is reported to have caused several deaths, with another icy blast set to hit the northeast of the country. Many cities have experienced record low temperatures over the past few days.
Heat waves in one part of the world, freezing blizzards in another — such weather extremes have a profound impact on wildlife as well. Here are some of the more surreal examples.
The Philadelphia Eagles defeated the New England Patriots 41-33 in a massive upset to win Super Bowl 52 in Minneapolis. While fans celebrated inside the stadium, protesters decrying police violence were detained outside.
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