A Kashmiri youth clears snow off the top of a mud house on the outskirts of Srinagar on January 5, 2017. All Pics/AFP
Kashmiri walkers journey along a snow-covered road at Gulmarg, some 55kms north of Srinagar on January 3, 2017. Continuing sub-zero temperatures have frozen many water bodies in Kashmir, with household drinking water taps also freezing in some areas.
Water birds fly over a frozen lake in Bucharest on January 11, 2017. South-Eastern Romania was hit again by a snowstorm causing havoc on the railway and road transportation.
Kashmiri Muslim villagers carry drinking water pots along a snow-covered road on the outskirts of Srinagar on January 13, 2017.
A Kashmiri man walks through a snow-covered park in Srinagar on January 16, 2017. A cold wave has further tightened its grip in Jammu and Kashmir, with most places in the state recording sub-zero temperatures.
A migrant kindles a bonfire in a makeshift camp at the Greek-Macedonian border, near the Greek village of Idomeni.
A picture showing Gray Cranes flocking at the Agamon Hula Lake in the Hula valley in northern Israel. More than half a billion birds of some 400 different species pass through the Jordan Valley to Africa and go back to Europe during the year. Some 42,500 Gray Cranes stayed this winter in the Agamon Hula Lake instead of migrating to Africa, taking advantage of the safety of this artificial water source. Local farmers feed the birds with corn in a bid to prevent them from destroying their agricultural fields
View of a park shot through a windshield covered in snow, in Berlin on January 7, 2017.
This photo, taken on January 8, 2017, in Andlau, eastern France, shows Landsberg castle, as a cold wave hits much of Europe.
A woman takes pictures of the snow-covered Acropolis from the Pnyx hill in Athens, after a rare heavy snowfall on the city.
A man walks under snowfall in a forest in Strasbourg, eastern France
A man walks under snowfall in Strasbourg, eastern France, on January 10, 2017, as a cold wave hits most parts of Europe.
A woman holding an umbrella walks under Greek sculptor artist George Zongolopoulos' 'Umbrellas,' during heavy snowfall in Thessaloniki on January 10, 2017.
A migrant eats a hot meal received from volunteers, outside of derelict warehouses used as a makeshift shelter in Belgrade on January 11, 2017, as temperatures drop to -15 degrees Celsius in the evening. According to the latest figures, around 7000 migrants are stranded in Serbia.
Snow covered cities, migratory birds, winter sports and cold nights make the season one of the most beautiful times to travel. Here are some pictures of winter around the world
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