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Occupy movement protesters are literally digging in ahead of the World Economic Forum in Davos, where they are building igloos to live in for the course of the annual meeting of the wealthy and influential.

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A Davos town sign behind a fence and barbed wire stands next to the temporary helicopter pad for World Economic Forum (WEF) in the Swiss mountain resort of Davos.

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A worker uses an ice axe to remove snow and icicles from a roof of a building in Davos.

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David Roth, president of the youth wing of the Swiss Social Democrat Party, uses a shovel to destroy the snow-built letters WEF beside the first igloo of the Occupy WEF movement.

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Protester David Roth sits inside of the first igloo of the Occupy WEF movement at their camp site.

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A member of the Occupy WEF movement uses a saw to cut blocks of snow for an igloo at their protest camp.

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An Occupy WEF protester carves out the entrance of an igloo at their camp site.

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Protester David Roth attaches a banner to the first igloo at the Occupy WEF site.

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Katharina Prelicz-Huber, right, president of a public workers union, addresses the media at the Occupy WEF site, where protesters will stay during the meeting.

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