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In pictures: These vintage shots from the snow will get you in the mood for some winter fun

A man takes off his skis to rest at the Promenade des Anglais after  rare heavy snowfall in Nice, France. January 8, 1985
A man takes off his skis to rest at the Promenade des Anglais after rare heavy snowfall in Nice, France. January 8, 1985   -   Copyright  Eric Gaillard/AFP
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For many of us, winter comes with the cold, whether we like it or not. Even though staying home has become the norm amid the pandemic, let's not forget the opportunities for outdoor fun the winter has to offer.

Get inspired to enjoy the beauty of the season with this selection of old photographs from different corners of the world. Some date back to the 19th Century!

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Women and men ice skate on a lake in New York's Central Park, USA. 1893AP
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Women and men ice skate on a lake in New York's Central Park, USA. 1893AP
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Members of the Belgian royal family enjoy a skiing break in St Moritz, Switzerland. February 9, 1928AP
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Young men have a snowball fight in front of the Capitol, Washington DC, USA. January 16, 1939-/AFP or licensors
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Army troops enjoy a snowball fight at a base in Northern Ireland. April 15, 1942AP
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A family goes skiing in the Bois de Vincennes near Paris, France. January 1945AFP
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A boy sleds in the snow-covered rue de l'Abreuvoir in Montmartre, Paris, France. January 1945AFP
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People enjoy ice skating on a frozen lake in the French Alps. January 1946AFP
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People enjoy skiing during the winter holidays in Chamonix, France. February 1947AFP
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People have a drink while skiing near the cable car line departure station in Saint-Gervais-les-Bains, France. February 1949AFP
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Children throw snowballs in front of Buckingham Palace, London. January 4, 1955Sidney Smart/AP
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Young people carry their skis as they arrive at Gare de Lyon in Paris, France, after some winter sports activities. April 5, 1959AFP
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Prince Rainier and Princess Grace of Monaco and children Caroline and Albert slide down a road in Switzerland during their winter holiday. February 26, 1960STF/AFP
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Ski lifts above a snowy scene near Shiga Kogen ski resort in Yamanouchi, Nagano, Japan. February 14, 1961AP
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Children slide in the snow on the Montmartre hill in Paris, France. February 2, 1963AFP
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Nuns of the St. Mary of the Angels convent sled on the slopes of Long View Park in Rock Island, Illinois, February 1, 1965AP
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Student priests hurl snowballs in St. Peter's Square in Vatican City on February 9, 1965. Rome was hit by its worst snowstorm since 1796Jim Pringle/AP
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Young people with skis on their shoulders meet at gare de Lyon in Paris to depart for the winter sports holiday a few days before Christmas. 20 December 1965AFP
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President Jimmy Carter admires a snowman on the lawn of the White House in Washington. January 13, 1978Barry Thumma/AP
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A man takes off his skis to rest at the Promenade des Anglais after rare heavy snowfall in Nice, France. January 8, 1985Eric Gaillard/AFP

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