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  • People clear snow from around their cars on a street in Montreal Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013 as a winter storm warning has been issued for the region. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Graham Hughes)

Sunday, December 22, 2013 8:47 pm

AP PHOTOS: Winter gives some snow; others get sun

By the Associated Press

On the first official day of winter, Mother Nature dished out a dizzying number of surprises.

Snow and ice hit Michigan, Canada, New England and upstate New York. Some other eastern regions had temperatures in the 60s and 70s. Flooding in the South was blamed for at least four deaths while apparent tornadoes caused destruction in Arkansas.

Here's a collection of images showing how people in the U.S. and Canada dealt with the unsettled weather.

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