Braving heavy snowfall and a slew of delays, the world’s political movers and shakers again convened in the Swiss Alps' town Davos for the start of the 48th Annual World Economic Forum.

Many of the nearly of the 3,000 attendees who arrived on Monday night struggled to reach the site of the Forum, as the main train line that carries visitors to the host ski high above Davos was buried in snow. Later attempts to helicopter the attendees were thwarted by poor visibility and inclement weather.

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