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People stop on a bridge over the river Garry to view the autumn scene near Killiecrankie, Scotland Oct. 28. (Russell Cheyne/Reuters)

It snowed this morning in New York, so we'd better get these pictures out to you before it's too late. Compiled by The Boston Globe, here are some of the best and most beautiful photographs of the autumn season, 2013, with the brightest and crunchiest foliage you could imagine. Whether your idea of the perfect fall day is somewhere in upstate New York, or a quick getaway to the mountains of Aspen before the snow, these gorgeous shots will put you right in the mood for apple cider and a scenic stroll through the woods that includes a lot of jumping into leaves.

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A girl shakes a young tree to make the yellow leaves fall in a park among seasonal colored trees on an autumn day in the Belarusian capital of Minsk, Oct. 14. (Sergei Grits/Associated Press)

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The sun shines through the cloudy sky behind a tree with autumnal leaves in Cologne, Germany, Oct. 29. (Oliver Berg/EPA)

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Autumn sun lights broadleafs in the hamlet Guscha over the village of Maienfeld in the Canton of Grisons, eastern Switzerland, Oct. 19. (Arno Balzarini/EPA)

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A hummingbird takes flight at Holly Springs, Miss. during The Strawberry Plains Audubon Center Hummingbird Migration Celebration. (Karen Pulfer Focht/Associated Press/The Commercial Appeal

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Tourists visit the Badaling section of the Great Wall in late autumn Beijing Oct. 19. (China Stringer Network/Reuters)

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A young brown bear hunts a salmon running on a river in Shiretoko on Japan's northeastern island of Hokkaido, Oct. 2, in preparation for hibernation in winter. (Kimimasa Mayama/EPA)

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A woman walks through the forest during an autumn day in the village of Tovariste near Fojnica, Bosnia and Herzegovina, on Oct. 12. (Dado Ruvic/Reuters) 

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A cat chases a leaf on a pavement on a sunny autumn day in Belgrade, Serbia, Oct. 29. (Darko Vojinovic/Associated Press)

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Hoar frost covers a spiders web near the Przemysl, south-east Poland, Oct. 5. (Darek Delmanowicz/EPA)

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People are reflected in water as they cross a bridge in a park on a sunny autumn day in Moscow, Oct. 12. (Maxim Shemetov/Reuters)

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An autumn leaf floats beneath the water surface of the lake at St James's Park in London on Oct. 27. (Luke Macgregor/Reuters)

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The sun highlights colorful Aspen trees as it shines through the clouds during a snowstorm on Oct. 4. (Andrew Taylor/Vail Resorts, via Associated Press)

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A stag deer forages amongst the autumnal bracken at the National Trust's Dunham Massey park on Oct. 24, in Altrincham, United Kingdom. The mild weather in the United Kingdom has delayed Autumn by up to two weeks according to statistics by The Woodland Trust. As cooler temperatures arrive the UK is beginning to glow with Autumn colours. (Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

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Red spider lilies in full bloom grow at the Kinchakuda park in Hidaka, Saitama prefecture, near Tokyo, Japan, Sept. 27. Red spider lilies, or Higanbana, mark the end of summer and the entry in autumn with its cooler days. (Franck Robichon/EPA)

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A girl carries a bouquet of leaves during a warm autumn day in the western Ukrainian city of Lviv on Oct. 21. (Yurko Dyachyshyn/AFP/Getty Images)

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A squirrel eats a nut among a pile of autumn leaves at St James's Park in London on Oct. 27. (Luke Macgregor/Reuters)

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Trees with autumn colored leaves reflect in the water of the Trepliner See lake near Treplin, eastern Germany, on Oct. 8. (Patrick Pleul/DPA via AFP/Getty Images)

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