Snowfall has debilitated much of this Indian region.

The recent wave of snow, ice, and below-freezing temperatures are not exclusive to the United States.  

Seven thousand miles away from Washington, D.C., where the windchill is currently 1 degree Fahrenheit, Kashmir has been inundated with snow. There are power outages, flight delays, and a shuttered national highway. Some towns have seen enough precipitation and single digit temperatures to lead residents to burn wood to unfreeze frozen pipes.

More of the same is anticipated over the next couple of days. Below, scenes from around Kashmir during their cold spell:

A Kashmiri rides a bicycle through a snow-covered road on the outskirts of Srinagar, India, Monday, Jan. 6, 2014. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)
Kashmiri children walk on a snow-covered road on the outskirts of Srinagar, India, Monday, Jan. 6, 2014. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)
Kashmiri men try to push their boat through the waters of Anchar Lake after heavy snowfall in Srinagar January 1, 2014. (REUTERS/Danish Ismail) 
Kashmiri people warm their hands near a bonfire on a cold day as they sit inside an under construction shop on the outskirts of Srinagar, India, Monday, Jan. 6, 2014. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)
Icicles hang from the roof of a house as Kashmiri men walk through snow on the outskirts of Srinagar, India, Monday, Jan. 6, 2014.  (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)
A Kashmiri Muslim girl smiles as she eats snow on the outskirts of Srinagar, India, Monday, Jan. 6, 2014. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)
Kashmiri children throw snow balls at each other on the outskirts of Srinagar, India, Monday, Jan. 6, 2014. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)
A Kashmiri Muslim girl (L) warms her feet using "Kangri", or a traditional fire pot, as she sits with a woman on a rooftop to watch others performing prayers at the shrine of Sufi Saint Khawaja Naqashband on his death anniversary during snowfall in Srinagar January 5, 2014. (REUTERS/Danish Ismail) 

 

Kashmiri women carry vegetables as they walk on snow on the outskirts of Srinagar, India, Monday, Jan. 6, 2014. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)
Kashmiri Muslim boys throw snowballs at each other in Srinagar, India, Friday, Jan. 3, 2014. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)

 

Kashmiri Muslim boys slide down the snow-covered slope in Srinagar, India, Friday, Jan. 3, 2014. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)
A man pushes his handcart through a snow-covered street during snowfall on a cold winter morning in Srinagar December 31, 2013. (REUTERS/Danish Ismail) 
A snow-clearing machine removes snow from a road during snowfall on a cold winter morning in Srinagar December 31, 2013. (REUTERS/Danish Ismail) 

About the Author

Most Popular

  1. a photo of yellow vest protesters in Paris, France.
    Equity

    To Understand American Political Anger, Look to ‘Peripheral France’

    French geographer Christophe Guilluy has a controversial diagnosis of working-class resentment in the age of Trump, Brexit, and the Yellow Vests.

  2. Design

    How 'Maintainers,' Not 'Innovators,' Make the World Turn

    We need more stories about the labor that sustains society, a group of scholars say.

  3. A man walks by an abandoned home in Youngstown, Ohio
    Life

    How Some Shrinking Cities Are Still Prospering

    A study finds that some shrinking cities are prosperous areas with smaller, more-educated populations. But they also have greater levels of income inequality.

  4. A cat lays flat on a bench at a park on the outskirts of Tokyo.
    Life

    Why Don't Americans Use Their Parks At Night?

    Most cities aren’t fond of letting people use parks after dark. But there are good lifestyle, environmental, and safety reasons to reconsider.

  5. A rendering of a co-living building in San Jose.
    Life

    The Largest Co-Living Building in the World Is Coming to San Jose

    The startup Starcity plans to build an 800-unit, 18-story “dorm for adults” to help affordably house Silicon Valley’s booming workforce.

×