Let the Winter Games begin!These hilarious images show red squirrels preparing for February's Winter Olympics (starts 9 Feb).Mini skis, a snowboard and even a tiny winner's podium feature.Photographer Geert Weggen captured the funny scenes after setting up especially purchased props outside his forest-based home in Sweden.The 48-year-old from Bispgarden uses a mini outdoor studio with an open roof which is attached to a window of his forest-located house. He finds the lure of nuts helps attract the squirrels into unwittingly humourous poses.He explains: "These photos I captured in the last four months. We already had snow in October here in the middle of Sweden, so I could create some winter sports pictures. The winter squirrel games is a funny, but difficult theme. There is not much light and although they visit my garden daily they are there only for a short period during the day. Many scenes have therefore taken me many days to complete. It gives me satisfaction and happiness when I capture in the end the moment I am looking after. And these wild squirrels are always happy as long there is food to be found."Where: Bispgarden, SwedenWhen: 30 Nov 2017Credit: Geert Weggen/Cover Images**MANDATORY CREDIT: Geert Weggen/Cover ImagesOnly for use in this story. Editorial Use Only. No stock, books, advertising or merchandising without photographer's permissionVIDEO AVAILABLE: info@cover-images.com**

These Squirrels Are Totally Ready For The Winter Olympics

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A customer passes empty shelves at a grocery store in Caracas, Venezuela, on Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018. Hordes of desperate shoppers emptied supermarkets and bodegas last week after President Nicolas Maduro ordered hundreds of grocery stores slash their prices in the latest attempt to put a lid on hyperinflation. Photographer: Carlos Becerra/Bloomberg via Getty Images

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Mandatory Credit: Photo by Geoff Robinson Photography/REX/Shutterstock (9309883g)Snow in the Sahara Desert near the town of Ain Sefra, AlgeriaSnow in the Sahara Desert - 07 Jan 2018*Full story: https://www.rexfeatures.com/nanolink/tvw5As much of the northern hemisphere sees record cold temperatures, the SAHARA Desert has been hit by SNOW for the second time in four decades. Photographers have taken incredible pictures of 40cm deep snow covering the sand in the small Saharan desert town of Ain Sefra after a freak winter storm yesterday (Sun). The town in the world's HOTTEST desert had not seen snow for 37 years when it arrived this time last year and locals were stunned when it began falling on the red sand dunes yesterday morning. Snow started falling in the early hours of Sunday morning and it quickly began settling on the sand. Photographer Karim Bouchetata said: "We were really surprised when we woke up to see snow again. It stayed all day on Sunday and began melting at around 5pm."

It Even Snowed In The Sahara Desert

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People gather to leave candles, flowers, messages, stuffed toys and many differents objects for the victims on August 18, 2017 at the spot where yesterday a van ploughed into the crowd, killing 13 persons and injuring over 100 on the Rambla boulevard in Barcelona.Drivers have ploughed on August 17, 2017 into pedestrians in two quick-succession, separate attacks in Barcelona and another popular Spanish seaside city, leaving 13 people dead and injuring more than 100 others. In the first incident, which was claimed by the Islamic State group, a white van sped into a street packed full of tourists in central Barcelona on Thursday afternoon, knocking people out of the way and killing 13 in a scene of chaos and horror. Some eight hours later in Cambrils, a city 120 kilometres south of Barcelona, an Audi A3 car rammed into pedestrians, injuring six civilians -- one of them critical -- and a police officer, authorities said. / AFP PHOTO / Josep LAGO (Photo credit should read JOSEP LAGO/AFP/Getty Images)

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A man cries as he carries his daughter while walking from an Islamic State-controlled part of Mosul towards Iraqi special forces soldiers during a battle in Mosul, Iraq March 4, 2017. Reuters Photographer Goran Tomasevic: "Both screaming in terror, a father and the young daughter he cradled in his arm fled through the rubble-strewn streets of Wadi Hajar, transformed in a flash into a battleground between Islamic State fighters and Iraqi special forces. They and their neighbours - some wearing rubber sandals, some barefoot - were running from an IS counter-attack in this part of Mosul, dodging gunfire as the militants closed in. When they reached the special forces lines, males were ordered to lift their shirts to prove they weren't suicide bombers. Some had to take off their clothes or show their belts, though not those carrying children. The father was so beside himself, so panicked. It was obvious because he had a short shirt on and was carrying a child that he wasn?t Islamic State. I believe they will both be taken to a refugee camp." REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic SEARCH "TOMASEVIC FATHER" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

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Protesters have set barricades alight on July 7, 2017 in Hamburg, northern Germany, where leaders of the world's top economies gather for a G20 summit.Protesters clashed with police and torched patrol cars in fresh violence ahead of the G20 summit, police said. German police and protestors had clashed already the day before at an anti-G20 march, with police using water cannon and tear gas to clear a hardcore of masked anti-capitalist demonstrators, AFP reporters said. / AFP PHOTO / dpa / Markus Scholz / Germany OUT (Photo credit should read MARKUS SCHOLZ/AFP/Getty Images)

'Half The City Is Burning': Hamburg Rocked By Violent, Anti-G-20 Protests

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