Fr Raphael Annan. Photograph: Alan Betson

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 Pedestrians walk on Amsterdam Avenue on Sunday in New York city. Most of New York’s streets were cleaned up overnight after a huge snow storm hit the mid-Atlantic states. Photograph: Getty

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Pedestrians walk through the snowy streets in New York. Photograph:   Yana Paskova/Getty Images

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Cars covered in snow, parked along a street in Prince William County, Virginia. Photograph: Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images

A monster blizzard that has paralysed the US east coast intensified on Saturday afternoon as it barrelled into New York City, prompting a travel ban o(...)

US president Barack Obama’s motorcade leaves an air force base amid snowfall  in Maryland. Photograph:  Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images

Washington DC and Baltimore were under blizzard warnings on Thursday and states of emergency were declared across the east coast of the US as preparat(...)

A boy (8) left severely disfigured after being attacked by a group of chimpanzees  is to undergo surgery in the US. File photograph: Catherine Abbott/ BBC/PA Wire

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Travellers on budgets are finding solutions outside Manhattan, especially in Brooklyn and Queens. Photograph: James Laish/The New York Times

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Max Joseph’s ‘We Are Your Friends’ stars Zac Efron as a young DJ perfecting his art in the contemporary San Fernando Valley

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James Watson beside the sculpture The Double Helix by Brian King, at Trinity College Dublin, in 2010. Photograph: Alan Betson

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