The strange beauty of the polar vortex

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Lake Michigan, Milwaukee. | (Photo courtesy Jennell Jenney / jennelljenney/Flickr)

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Lake Michigan, Chicago. | (Photo courtesy sarah-ji / sierraromeo [sarah-ji]/Flickr)

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Birchwood, Chicago. | (Photo courtesy Kev / WesternBuddha/Flickr)

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Lake Michigan, Chicago. | (Photo courtesy David Fleming / DBF Chicago/Flickr)

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Montreal. | (Photo courtesy Michael Vesia / Michael Vesia/Flickr)

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Chicago. | (Photo courtesy Edward Stojakovic / akasped/Flickr)

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Northpoint, Milwaukee. | (Photo courtesy morningnettle / morningnettle/Flickr)

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(Photo courtesy Mike & Molly / Rambling Vegans/Flickr)

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Chicago. | (Photo courtesy Ross Images / Rasidel Slika/Flickr)

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Lake Michigan, Chicago. | (Photo courtesy Javier Ayala / Hello ChateauHo/Flickr)

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