Sunday 16 December 2018

In pictures: Freezing conditions grip countries across Europe

Ice covers a bench on the shore of Lake Balaton in Balatonfenyves, 155 kms southwest of Budapest, Hungary, as extreme cold strengthened by high winds chills most of Hungary. (Gyorgy Varga/MTI via AP)
Ice covers a bench on the shore of Lake Balaton in Balatonfenyves, 155 kms southwest of Budapest, Hungary, as extreme cold strengthened by high winds chills most of Hungary. (Gyorgy Varga/MTI via AP)
Icicles photographed in the Baltic Sea harbor of Warnemuende, near Rostock, eastern Germany. Snow and freezing sub-zero temperatures have a grasp on some parts of Germany as meteorologists reported a new cold record of minus 27 degrees Celsius (minus 16.6 Fahrenheit) for this winter on Zugspitze mountain in the Alps. (Bernd Wuestneck/dpa via AP)
Tourists take pictures as a flurry of snow falls on a member of the Queen's Life Guard and his horse, guarding their ceremonial position outside Horse Guards during a sporadic snow shower in London (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
A man walks under a snowfall in front of Castle St. Angelo in Rome Monday, Feb. 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
Saint Peter's Basilica is seen in the background as people enjoy the snow following a heavy snowfall at the Circus Maximus in Rome, Italy February 26, 2018. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi
A young priest throws a snow ball during a heavy snowfall in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican REUTERS/Max Rossi
Snow settled around the Colosseum in Rome, where a rare snowfall after an Arctic storm passing over much of Europe dumped enough snow to force schools to close and stall public transport Photo: Carla Judge/PA Wire
Passengers stand on a deck of a tourist boat with restaurant aboard especially designed for winter river cruises as it breaks through the frozen Moskva River in Moscow, Russia, Monday, Feb. 26, 2018.Temperatures dipped to -14 C (6,8 F) in Moscow and -24 C (-11 F) at night. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
A dog walks on ice covering a stair normally used by bathers to enter and leave the water on the shore of Lake Balaton in Fonyod, 148 kms southwest of Budapest, Hungary, Monday, Feb. 26, 2018, as extreme cold strengthened by high winds chills most of Hungary. (Gyorgy Varga/MTI via AP)
A tourist boat with restaurant aboard especially designed for winter river cruises moves through the frozen Moskva River in Moscow, Russia, Monday, Feb. 26, 2018. Temperatures dipped to -14 C (6,8 F) in Moscow and -24 C (-11 F) at night. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

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