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22/01/2014 13:06 GMT | Updated 23/01/2014 09:59 GMT

9 Pictures Of New Yorkers Falling On Their Way To Work

New York City was hit by unexpected and prolonged snowfall on Tuesday, leaving many residents waking up a day later with the prospect of a perilous walk to work ahead of them.

As the freeze continued, many of the sidewalks turned from snow to slush and ice, making anyone without a strong purchase on the soles of their shoes a candidate for the embarrassing slip. Here are just some of the many hundreds of New York residents that took a tumble on Wednesday morning.

Photo gallerySlip and slide on the New York ice See Gallery