In pictures: London in the snow

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The Thames n TwickenhamImage source, Ruthiebabes
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The Thames looked tranquil under pink and orange skies in Twickenham
Downing Street police officerImage source, EPA/Andy Rain
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It was business as usual at Downing Street despite sub-zero temperatures
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Snowfall beat footfall on Oxford Street
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Many commuters were forced to walk to work
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London will be getting more than it bargained for overnight with Storm Emma bringing extra snow
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A woman scales Blythe Hill, in south London. It could feel as cold as -8C on Wednesday afternoon
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Chinatown's famous lanterns were buffeted by Wednesday's blizzards
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While some people will grumble at the cold, others embrace the opportunity to have a bit of fun
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Primrose Hill and Regent's Park had an eerie appearance during the morning chill
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Unlike the so-called Beast from the East that brought this weather, these deer in Richmond Park are beasts from the south-west of London
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This fearless jogger pounds through Canary Wharf
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A blanket of snow made the sphinxes at Crystal Palace even more dazzling than usual
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A smattering of snow on the runway at City Airport had caused eight flight cancellations by 9:00 GMT