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Icicles form on a U.S. flag located under melting snow on the roof of a store in Baxter, Minn. on Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012. Cold temperatures are beginning to ease in Central Minnesota after a Christmas holiday with temperatures dipping below zero. (AP Photo/Brainerd Dispatch, Steve Kohls)