Yesterday, members of the media were blasted with freezing cold snow whipped up by gusts of wind caused by the Marine One helicopter's rotors as it landed on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington DC. IBTimes UK presents a gallery of people battling the downdraft created by Barack Obama's helicopter.

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Members of the press, including NBC's Evan Dixon, face the blowing snow caused by Marine One as it lands on the South Lawn of the White House on 7 January, 2015Larry Downing/Reuters
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Students from the Park Maitland School in Maitland, Florida, watch as Marine One takes off from the South Lawn at the White House in Washington as Obama departs for Las Vegas, on 29 January, 2013Larry Downing/Reuters
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A US Marine braces himself against the wind as the US President arrives at Walter Reed National Military Medical Centre in Bethesda, Maryland, on 5 November, 2013Jim Watson/AFP
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A US Marine ducks into a dust cloud as Marine One lands with US President Barack Obama at the San Luis Water Facility in Firebaugh, California, on 14 February, 2014Brendan Smialowski/AFP
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A member of the press covers her eyes as Marine One carrying US President Barack Obama takes off from the South Lawn at the White House in Washington, on 12 September, 2014Larry Downing/Reuters
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Children reacts to the sound and wind created by Marine One as it lands on the South Lawn of the White House on 26 September, 2012Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
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Girls try to take a selfie as they are blown by winds generated by Marine One lifting off from the South Lawn on 2 August, 2010Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
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Girls react to the engine wash from Marine One carrying US President Barack Obama as it takes off on the South Lawn at the White House on 2 August, 2010Jim Young/Reuters
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White House visitors react to the rotor wash as Marine One, with US President Barack Obama aboard, takes off from the White House on 8 May, 2012Alex Wong/Getty Images
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Children wave at US President Barack Obama as he lifts off on Marine One from the South Lawn of the White House on 15 October, 2010Jason Reed/Reuters
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The red carpet for French President Francois Hollande is blown across the tarmac by Marine One's rotor wash at Andrews Air Force Base outside Washington, on 10 February, 2014Larry Downing/Reuters
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Officials remove the red carpet leading to Air Force One after Marine One blew it across the tarmac upon Obama's arrival in Mumbai on 7 November, 2010Jason Reed/Reuters