In Pictures

Big pictures: Winter storm grips US

A huge winter storm is affecting the densely populated US north-east, after wreaking havoc in the south.

A postman in the city of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
A family sleds on the west lawn of the US Capitol in Washington DC
A man cross-country skis on the National Mall in Washington DC
A woman in Washington DC
White-out at the White House
A woman near the Washington Monument
A man shovels the pavement in front of his home in Wilmington, Delaware
An overturned lorry in Maryland
Carl Adkins, 51, has the high street to himself as he walks two miles to his job at a hospital in West Chester, Pennsylvania
Good Samaritans help push a stranded motorist stuck in deep snow in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Central Park in New York
Newlyweds Steve Cosh (centre) and Thiago Cardoso walk out from New York's municipal marriage bureau
Umbrellas were no match for the storm in New York City
A man clears snow in Chinatown, New York City
A motorist clears snow off her car in Silver Spring, Maryland
A morning commuter in Philadelphia
Stranded motorists in Charlotte, North Carolina
People stocked up on essential items at stores across the affected regions