A paramilitary policeman stands guard in front of the giant portrait of former Chinese Chairman Mao Zedong, on a snow-covered Tiananmen Square in Beijing

 
A paramilitary policeman stands guard in front of the giant portrait of former Chinese Chairman Mao Zedong, on a snow-covered Tiananmen Square in Beijing
A paramilitary policeman stands guard in front of the giant portrait of former Chinese Chairman Mao Zedong, on a snow-covered Tiananmen Square in Beijing January 3, 2010. Heavy snow hit Beijing on Sunday stranding thousands of passengers at the Chinese capital's main airport and casting an unusual quiet over normally busy streets as people stayed out of the freezing weather. REUTERS/David Gray (CHINA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT IMAGES OF THE DAY)