In this Monday, Jan. 18, 2016 image made from Associated Press Television News video, a North Korean man ice fishes on the frozen Taedong River in Pyongyang, North Korea. (Associated Press Television News via AP)
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The date known on traditional calendars as the day of the "Big Cold" lived up to its reputation Wednesday in North Korea.The country has been hit by a severe cold wave sending temperatures plummeting to minus 16 degrees Celsius (3 Fahrenheit) – or about minus 24 (minus 11 F) when the wind chill is calculated.Pyongyang's indoor ice skating rink has also been teeming with skaters, despite the freezing temperatures inside as well as out.Ri said this winter is colder than the last, and temperatures likely would drop further over the weekend.
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