Photos: 'Snowquester' hits D.C., Northeast

Updated 5:44 PM ET, Wed March 6, 2013
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People walk as snow falls at the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Wednesday, March 6. A winter storm that set snowfall records in Chicago arrived in the capital region early Wednesday, shutting down federal offices and schools. It's been dubbed "snowquester," a play on the recent forced spending cuts in government. SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images
Tourists battle rain at the Lincoln Memorial on March 6. BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images
A llama sits atop an abandoned school bus at Cox Farms in Centreville, Virginia on March 6. Win McNamee/Getty Images
Hunter Gallagher uses a shovel to write a letter in his girlfriend's name in the snow on the football field at Catholic University on March 6 in Washington. Mark Wilson/Getty Images
A man walks on 17th Street as snow and rain begin to fall on March 6 in Washington. Kevin Dietsch/upi/LANDOV
U.S. Capitol Police officer Alex Rys' hat is dusted with snow as he patrols on Capitol Hill on March 6. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
A man walks in front of the White House as snow and rain hit the Washington area on March 6. LARRY DOWNING/reuters/LANDOV
Workers use shovels and brooms to remove a heavy mixture of snow and ice from the west front of the U.S. Supreme Court on March 6. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
A tourist takes cover under an umbrella while snapping photos of the U.S. Capitol on March 6, in Washington. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
Motorists make their way on Interstate 35W into downtown Minneapolis on Tuesday, March 5. Minneapolis Star Tribune/MCT/LANDOV
Chicago had its first snowfall of 6 inches or more since February 2011, leaving the Cloud Gate sculpture, commonly known as "The Bean," covered in the white stuff on March 5. Brian Kersey/Getty Images
Brett Jordan makes nearly a 2-mile trek home from the bus stop in Chicago on March 5. Stacey Wescott/Chicago Tribune/MCT/LANDOV
Arturo Garcia, left, and Ricardo Perez clear snow from Chicago's Riverside Plaza on March 5. Brian Kersey/Getty Images
Jennifer Mosby crosses the Adams Street Bridge over the Chicago River on March 5 in the Windy City. Brian Kersey/Getty Images