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Snow covered Central Park

The Bow Bridge in Central Park is quiet this morning after a snowstorm hit the New York City area, Friday Jan. 3, 2014, in New York. (Gordon Donovan)

Snow covered Central Park - Yahoo Exclusive!

After a fierce winter storm brought dangerously glacial temperatures to the New York City area overnight and into Friday morning, the cleanup of Manhattan's streets was under way by dawn.

One of the most beautiful and peaceful places in the Big Apple is Central Park. In the early morning hours, visitors were rewarded with the calm and beauty of fresh snow covering many of the famous attractions in America's first and foremost major urban public space.

Yahoo News photographer Gordon Donovan braved the freezing temperatures and snow to capture the beauty of Central Park while city that never sleeps, slept in late. (Yahoo News)

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