Postcard perfect: Kaylee Vasquez, left, and her children Killian, 6 months, and Annya, 2, make their way through fresh snow near the Bear Creek Nature Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., during a "Hike With Santa" sponsored by the center. Heavy snow kept away most of those who signed up for Thursday's hike but the five who braved the snow got a lot of alone time with Santa.
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Spring thinking: The moderate weather uncharacteristic for late December allows Gaylynn Long, chairwoman of the Youngstown 1812 Bicentennial Art of Peace Garden, to get in some extra planting Friday as she buries a number of tulip bulbs for spring emergence.
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Flight delayed: Chad Duprey and his son Carter, 3, wait by rocking chairs that overlook the runway at the Niagara Falls Airport to board a delayed flight to Myrtle Beach, S.C., where they are going to visit family. The incoming flight was an hour behind schedule.
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Soaking at the square: A morning rain falls on the Occupy Buffalo encampment in Niagara Square on Friday.