The onset of winter can be a party or hell, it depends.
A Vladivostock, in the far reaches of Russia, the winter has already resulted in a strong ice storm which this weekend deprived some 150,000 people of water and electricity. This meteorological incident, which had not been recorded for 30 years, forced the Primorsky regional government to declare a state of emergency.
For safety reasons, workers had to be dispatched to a bridge to remove the ice that had accumulated there.
A Xining, In China, however, the first snows delighted two giant pandas who had a great time on the snowy ground.