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) 

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