Blizzard warnings and other winter storm warnings were in effect from Maine to Virginia, affecting some 50 million people. German Chancellor Angela Merkel was forced to delay her trip to meet with US President Donald Trump until Friday.
At least five people have been killed by a powerful nor'easter that slammed into the US East Coast and Midwest, bringing snow, rain and hurricane-force winds. A flight into Dulles Airport also faced a rough landing.
Millions of revelers have braved cold winter weather to attend traditional carnival parades in Germany. The processions often take on a highly satirical note.
A powerful winter storm called a "bomb cyclone" has barreled into the US Northeast bringing heavy snow and high winds. The storm has led to travel chaos with thousands of canceled flights and dangerous roads.
Snow has started to fall as a late-season winter storm cripples the northeast US. Thousands of flights have been canceled and a state of emergency has been declared across the east coast.
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