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Pandas and residents play in snow-covered Washington

By AFP
14 February 2021   |   3:07 pm
Washington DC residents and tourists visit the National Mall to see the US capital's landmarks covered in snow after the biggest snowstorm in two years hit the city. At the Smithsonian's National Zoo, giant pandas made the most of the weather by sliding and rolling in the snowfall.

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