A polar bear enjoys the fresh snow in the zoo in Berlin. After a warm January, Germany was hit by a cold snap with temperatures plummeting far below freezing.
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An ice-covered boat floats by at an iced landing stage on Lake Geneva in Versoix, Switzerland.
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A cross-country skier enjoys the weather on Fichtelberg mountain near Oberwiesenthal, Germany, as he passes snow-covered trees.
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A girl looks out of a window covered in frost on a bus moving in heavy snow in Belgrade, Serbia. Fresh heavy snow has triggered traffic chaos in Belgrade and other Serbian cities, further complicating relief efforts as Eastern Europe's harshest cold snap in decades spreads to the north of the country.
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A woman protects herself from the cold wind during Saint Blas Day, a day when people buy sweets blessed to protect their health, in Pamplona, northern Spain.
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A man takes pictures of an ice-covered car on the iced waterside promenade at Lake Geneva in Versoix, Switzerland.
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Icicles hang on branches of a bush on the banks of the River Elbe in Dresden, eastern Germany, Feb. 2, 2012. A cold spell has reached central and eastern Europe with temperatures far below zero.
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A man carries his skis near the frost covered Wendelstein church, Germany's highest church, on the 1838 meters (6030 feet) high Wendelstein mountain in southern Germany.
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A man is seen behind a frosty window on a tram on a cold winter day in Sofia, Feb. 1, 2012. Temperatures in Eastern Europe have dropped as low as minus 32.5 C (minus 26.5 F) in some regions, causing power outages, traffic chaos and the closure of schools and nurseries.
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Volunteers serve free meal for homeless people provided by the Russian Orthodox church, in a church in Moscow, Feb. 1, 2012. Homeless people are often treated to a hot meal by the church in cold weather in winter.
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A gull flies over the frozen waters of the Black Sea near the shore in Constanta, Romania, Feb. 1, 2012. Temperatures as low as minus 32.5 C (minus 26.5 F) have frozen areas of the Black Sea near the Romanian coastline.
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A municipal officer distributes soup for a homeless woman in Warsaw, Feb. 2, 2012. At least 139 people have died across Eastern Europe and Germany since the cold snap began, interrupting what had been an unusually mild European winter.
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A worker uses a blowtorch to heat frozen water pipes under Chisinau, Moldova, Feb. 2, 2012. Europe's death toll from a week of frigid weather rose Thursday as officials scrambled to figure out how to protect mostly homeless victims from the deep freeze.
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A thermometer hangs hanging on the wall in a house north of Kiev, indicates an indoor temperature of minus 1 degree Celsius (30.2 degrees Fahrenheit).
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Reed sprouts are covered with thick ice at lake Zwischenahner Meer in northern Germany, Jan. 31, 2012.
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A gargoyle gets an ice beard in a fountain in Zurich, Switzerland, Feb. 2, 2012
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A Russian man swims in an ice hole in a lake outside St. Petersburg, Russia, Feb. 2, 2012. The temperature in St. Petersburg on Thursday was -22 degrees Celsius (-7.6 degrees Fahrenheit).
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Aleksandr Akulich, a Belarussian militiaman, gives food to pensioner Raisa Pochekovskaya as he assists elderly residents of the village of Kolodishchi, on the outskirts of Minsk, Feb. 2, 2012.
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A member of Groupe de Secours Catastrophe Francais kneels by articles from a kit to fend off the sub-freezing temperatures near a homeless man and woman during the group's rounds on the streets of Lille, France, Feb. 2, 2012.
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Waterfowl are seen on a frozen river in Minsk, Belarus, Feb. 1, 2012.
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A man warms himself by sitting on a sewer pipe with warm steam at a bus station in Bucharest, Romania.
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A man carries snow taken from his yard in his horse-driven cart in Posta village near Bucharest, Romania, Feb. 1, 2012.
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A man walks on a sea wall covered in ice on the frozen shores of the Black Sea in Constanta, Romania.
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People walk through the historic center of Siena, central Italy, as snowfalls have been battering the country, Feb. 1, 2012.
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A woman walks past a row of bicycles covered with snow during snowfall in downtown Bologna, central Italy, Feb. 2, 2012. The Russian gas company, Gazprom, has built up gas supplies to European states amid a severe winter in Russia and Europe.
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A Romany child stands at the door of her makeshift home, which is an old, discarded factory, in Skopje, Macedonia, Feb. 2, 2012.