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Where were you when the historic blizzard of 2016 struck? Maybe you were in New York City, where there was the second-highest amount of snow in Central Park since 1869; where there was such an aggressive ban on vehicular traffic that the NYPD was threatening to arrest people who violated it; where Broadway and the museums and most of the restaurants closed for business on a Saturday night; where the city that never sleeps took a long nap.

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Or maybe you were in the Washington, DC region, where there was up to 35 inches of snow in some places; where it was so snowy and windy that the police were warning of virtually zero visibility; where thousands of travel plans were obliterated by the weather and people brought their sleds out to Capitol Hill.

Or maybe you were somewhere else, rolling your eyes at those East Coasters and getting on with your life.

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Whatever your situation, here's a snapshot of what the blizzard looked like in pictures.

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 24: Piles of snow are seen in front of the U.S. Capitol on January 24, 2016 in Washington, DC. The blizzard that has brought massive snowfall and a standstill to the East Coast and the Mid Atlantic region has stopped. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 24: A man walks on West 81 Street early Sunday morning on January 24, 2016 in New York City. Most of New York's streets were cleaned up overnight after a huge snow storm slammed into the Mid-Atlantic states including New York. (Photo by Astrid Riecken/Getty Images)
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NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 24: Pedestrians walk on Amsterdam Avenue early Sunday morning on January 24, 2016 in New York City. Most of New York's streets were cleaned up overnight after a huge snow storm slammed into the Mid-Atlantic states including New York. (Photo by Astrid Riecken/Getty Images)
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NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 23: Commuters pass through Grand Central Terminal on January 23, 2016 in New York City. The Metro-North train lines ceased operation at 4 p.m. for the day. The Northeast and parts of the South are experiencing heavy snow and ice from a slow moving winter storm. Numerous deaths from traffic accidents have been reported as the storm moves up the coast. (Photo by Yana Paskova/Getty Images)
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NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 23:A Metro-North train, covered in snow, is seen at Grand Central Terminal on January 23, 2016 in New York City. The Metro-North train lines ceased operation at 4 p.m. for the day. The Northeast and parts of the South are experiencing heavy snow and ice from a slow moving winter storm. Numerous deaths from traffic accidents have been reported as the storm moves up the coast. (Photo by Yana Paskova/Getty Images)
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NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 23: Pedestrians walk through the snowy streets of the Upper East Side as all cars but emergency vehicles are banned from driving on the road on January 23, 2016 in New York City. The Northeast and parts of the South are experiencing heavy snow and ice from a slow moving winter storm. Numerous deaths from traffic accidents have been reported as the storm moves up the coast. (Photo by Yana Paskova/Getty Images)
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NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 23: The Chrysler building is seen n January 23, 2016 in New York City. The Northeast and parts of the South are experiencing heavy snow and ice from a slow moving winter storm. Numerous deaths from traffic accidents have been reported as the storm moves up the coast. (Photo by Yana Paskova/Getty Images)
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NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 23: Pedestrians walk through the snowy streets near Times Square as all cars but emergency vehicles are banned from driving on the road on January 23, 2016 in New York City. The Northeast and parts of the South are experiencing heavy snow and ice from a slow moving winter storm. Numerous deaths from traffic accidents have been reported as the storm moves up the coast. (Photo by Yana Paskova/Getty Images)
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NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 23: Pedestrians walk through the snowy streets near Bryant Park as all cars but emergency vehicles are banned from driving on the road on January 23, 2016 in New York City. The Northeast and parts of the South are experiencing heavy snow and ice from a slow moving winter storm. Numerous deaths from traffic accidents have been reported as the storm moves up the coast. (Photo by Yana Paskova/Getty Images)
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NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 23: Two young men run along West 83 street which is covered in snow after a day of constant snow fall on January 23, 2016 in New York City. A major blizzard is hitting much of the East Coast and parts of the South as forecasts warn of up to two feet of snow in some areas. (Photo by Astrid Riecken/Getty Images)
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BALTIMORE, MD - JANUARY 23: A woman navigates a side street while walking in the snow on January 23, 2016 in Baltimore, Maryland. Heavy snow continued to fall in the the Mid-Atlantic region causing blizzard conditions and affecting millions of people. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
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BALTIMORE, MD - JANUARY 23: A car gets stuck trying to drive on York Road on January 23, 2016 in Baltimore, Maryland. Heavy snow continued to fall in the the Mid-Atlantic region causing blizzard conditions and affecting millions of people. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
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NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 23: A woman carefully enters Columbia Circle subway stop on January 23, 2016 in New York City. A major Nor'easter is hitting much of the East Coast and parts of the South as forecasts warn of up to two feet of snow in some areas. (Photo by Astrid Riecken/Getty Images)
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FOREST HILL, MD - JANUARY 23: A car is seen under a shift drift on January 23, 2016 in Forest Hill, Maryland. Heavy snow continued to fall in the the Mid-Atlantic region causing blizzard conditions and affecting millions of people. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
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FOREST HILL, MD - JANUARY 23: A man shovels out a car on January 23, 2016 in Forest Hill, Maryland. Heavy snow continued to fall in the the Mid-Atlantic region causing blizzard conditions and affecting millions of people. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
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NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 23: (EDITOR'S NOTE: Image was created as an Equirectangular Panorama. Import image into a panoramic player to create an interactive 360 degree view.) People walk in the street in blizzard-like conditions on January 23, 2016 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. The Northeast and parts of the South are experiencing heavy snow and ice from a slow moving winter storm. Numerous deaths from traffic accidents have already been reported as the storm makes its way up the coast. (Photo by Michael Heiman/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 23: Ann Bowers-Evangelista (R) and her husband Dave Bowers-Evangelista (L) sled down the West Front Lawn of the U.S. Capitol January 23, 2016 in Washington, DC. Heavy snow continued to fall in the Mid-Atlantic region causing "life-threatening blizzard conditions" and affecting millions of people. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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<> on January 23, 2016 in New York, United States.
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