In pics: Europe's worst early snow in 20 years

World | | December 8, 2010, 3:15 pm
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A road cone is covered by snow Edinburgh, Scotland. This is UK's most widespread snowfall in 17 years.

A road cone is covered by snow Edinburgh, Scotland. This is UK's most widespread snowfall in 17 years.

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A worker walks between snow-covered railtracks near the central station in Zurich.

A worker walks between snow-covered railtracks near the central station in Zurich.

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A man cleans snow off a car at a car park at the Vienna International Airport. Heavy snowfall caused delays on flights and roads in Austria.

A man cleans snow off a car at a car park at the Vienna International Airport. Heavy snowfall caused delays on flights and roads in Austria.

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A snowplough is pictured in the side mirror of a car along a motorway during snowfall in Vienna. The Austrian capital of Vienna was hit by heavy snowfall with some 20 cm of snow causing traffic disruptions and closed motorways.

A snowplough is pictured in the side mirror of a car along a motorway during snowfall in Vienna. The Austrian capital of Vienna was hit by heavy snowfall with some 20 cm of snow causing traffic disruptions and closed motorways.

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A woman cleans her frozen car windshield during a freezing morning in Bucharest. Snow disrupted travel all across Europe as airports temporarily closed or limited services.

A woman cleans her frozen car windshield during a freezing morning in Bucharest. Snow disrupted travel all across Europe as airports temporarily closed or limited services.

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A traffic jam is pictured on a motorway during snowfall in Dortmund. Heavy snow caused travel chaos across much of northern Europe disrupting road and rail travel in France, Germany and Switzerland.

A traffic jam is pictured on a motorway during snowfall in Dortmund. Heavy snow caused travel chaos across much of northern Europe disrupting road and rail travel in France, Germany and Switzerland.

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A bike covered with snow is pictured in Lausanne.

A bike covered with snow is pictured in Lausanne.

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Passengers push a bus during heavy snowfall in Lublin, eastern Poland. Heavy snowing started in the whole of the country after a rarely warm November and leaving some parts of the country paralysed.

Passengers push a bus during heavy snowfall in Lublin, eastern Poland. Heavy snowing started in the whole of the country after a rarely warm November and leaving some parts of the country paralysed.

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A plane and vehicles are covered in snow at Edinburgh Airport, in Edinburgh, Scotland. British gas and power prices soared as a cold snap elevated demand for heating and as neighbouring markets required imports from Britain to meet their own high energy consumption.

A plane and vehicles are covered in snow at Edinburgh Airport, in Edinburgh, Scotland. British gas and power prices soared as a cold snap elevated demand for heating and as neighbouring markets required imports from Britain to meet their own high energy consumption.

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Travellers wait outside a terminal at Gatwick airport in south England. Heavy snow grounded all flights at Gatwick airport, while the worst early winter weather in almost two decades also caused severe delays on roads and rail lines up and down Britain.

Travellers wait outside a terminal at Gatwick airport in south England. Heavy snow grounded all flights at Gatwick airport, while the worst early winter weather in almost two decades also caused severe delays on roads and rail lines up and down Britain.