7 surprising places to see snow

These rare events can really shake things up. Like a snowglobe.

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A man walks through a park in Burgos as snow hits northern Spain, on February 5, 2012. A man walks through a park in Burgos as snow hits northern Spain, on February 5, 2012. (Photo: CESAR MANSO/AFP/Getty Images)

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Snow as an anomaly

What locations come to mind when you think of snow? The Arctic, the Rockies, Scandinavia, Alaska, Russia, the Alps ... those white-capped mountain majesties that remind us just how beautiful winter can be. But here, we're going to focus on the regions of the world that aren't known for ice and snow, where catching a glimpse of that fluffy white stuff is so uncommon, it's almost other-worldly.

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