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(Bloomberg) -- Nestled in the Swiss Alps, Davos - famous as the snowy base for the annual World Economic Forum - is also the home of one of Switzerland's biggest ski resorts. This year the town will be host to some 2,500 participants from more than 100 countries as business leaders and public figures descend on the Alpine resort for the 46th WEF. * People and traffic make their way along a snow covered road as the early morning light rises above Davos, Switzerland, on Monday, Jan. 18, 2016.

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A hotel employee uses a snow clearing machine to clear the snow from the 10th floor bar terrace at the InterContinental Hotel Davos.

This year’s forum will be attended by more than 2,500 participants from over 100 countries.

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Sunlight reflects off of the dome of the InterContinental Hotel Davos.

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A hotel employee prepares bedding inside a suite at the InterContinental Hotel Davos.

There will be over 250 sessions and workshops.

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A snow clearing tractor along the high street in Davos.

Nearly 40 cultural leaders will be attending Davos this year to contribute to shaping cultural and global agendas - including Bono, Peter Gabriel and Kevin Spacey among others.

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The entrance to the Congress Center venue for the World Economic Forum.

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A police officer directs traffic approaching the Congress Center venue for the World Economic Forum.

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A pedestrian passes the security entrance to the Congress Center venue for the World Economic Forum.

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A worker places a signpost giving directions to hotels and venues for attendees.

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A sign indicating no sledging stands on a hillside overlooking snow covered commercial and residential property below.

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Snowboarders and skiers stand outside a ski gear store in Davos.

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A wooden sledge on sale in a store window in Davos.

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To contact the author of this story: Tom Hall inLondon at thall40@bloomberg.net To contact the editor responsible for this story: Timothy Coulter at tcoulter@bloomberg.net

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