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Pics: Europe Hits New Season Low, Rare Snowstorm Paralyses Rome

Travel | Reuters | March 1, 2018, 2:30 pm
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 The Arctic storm dubbed the

The Arctic storm dubbed the "Beast from the East" saw temperatures across much of Europe fall to their lowest level this winter. In this photo, a young priest is seen playing with a snowball during a heavy snowfall in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican. (Image: Reuters)

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 Several trucks and cars stand deserted after a pileup near Sjobo, Sweden. (Image: Reuters)

Several trucks and cars stand deserted after a pileup near Sjobo, Sweden. (Image: Reuters)

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 A monument is covered by snow during a heavy snowfall in Rome, Italy. (Image: Reuters)

A monument is covered by snow during a heavy snowfall in Rome, Italy. (Image: Reuters)

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 Nuns walk past a bike covered in snow during a heavy snowfall in Rome, Italy. (Image: Reuters)

Nuns walk past a bike covered in snow during a heavy snowfall in Rome, Italy. (Image: Reuters)

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 A man removes snow from a car in Delnice, Croatia. (Image: Reuters)

A man removes snow from a car in Delnice, Croatia. (Image: Reuters)

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 A rare snowstorm paralysed Europe, giving its residents the chance play with snow and to ski, sledge and build snowmen in its famous parks. In this photo, A woman is seen throwing a snowball as Saint Peter's Basilica dome is seen in the background after a heavy snowfall in Rome, Italy. (Image: Reuters)

A rare snowstorm paralysed Europe, giving its residents the chance play with snow and to ski, sledge and build snowmen in its famous parks. In this photo, A woman is seen throwing a snowball as Saint Peter's Basilica dome is seen in the background after a heavy snowfall in Rome, Italy. (Image: Reuters)

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 People walk along the ancient Colosseum blanketed by the snow in Rome. (Image: AP)

People walk along the ancient Colosseum blanketed by the snow in Rome. (Image: AP)

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 People walk along the ancient Colosseum blanketed by the snow in Rome. (Image: AP)

People walk along the ancient Colosseum blanketed by the snow in Rome. (Image: AP)

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 A man walks past the ancient Colosseum during a snowfall in Rome. (Image: AP)

A man walks past the ancient Colosseum during a snowfall in Rome. (Image: AP)

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 A bicycle is parked in front the ancient Colosseum during a snowfall in Rome. (Image: AP)

A bicycle is parked in front the ancient Colosseum during a snowfall in Rome. (Image: AP)

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 People walk past the ancient Colosseum during a snowfall in Rome. (Image: AP)

People walk past the ancient Colosseum during a snowfall in Rome. (Image: AP)

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 People walk past the ancient Colosseum, right, during a snowfall in Rome. (Image: AP)

People walk past the ancient Colosseum, right, during a snowfall in Rome. (Image: AP)

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 A man walks along the Circus Maximus during a snowfall in Rome. (Image: AP)

A man walks along the Circus Maximus during a snowfall in Rome. (Image: AP)

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 A view of a snow-capped St. Peter's Dome after a snowfall, in Rome. (Image: AP)

A view of a snow-capped St. Peter's Dome after a snowfall, in Rome. (Image: AP)

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 People walk along a snow-covered beach in Ostia, near Rome, after a snowfall. (Image: AP)

People walk along a snow-covered beach in Ostia, near Rome, after a snowfall. (Image: AP)

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 A man looks at the Trevi Fountain during a snowfall, in Rome. (Image: AP)

A man looks at the Trevi Fountain during a snowfall, in Rome. (Image: AP)

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 People take pictures of Rome's skyline after a snowfall. Roman parks that usually stay green through winter were blanketed with snow, giving eager sledders rare snow runs. (Image: AP)

People take pictures of Rome's skyline after a snowfall. Roman parks that usually stay green through winter were blanketed with snow, giving eager sledders rare snow runs. (Image: AP)

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 Siblings Gaia Di Cave and Iacopo Di Cave, foreground, ski down the slope of the ancient Roman Circus Maximus after a snowfall, in Rome. (Image: AP)

Siblings Gaia Di Cave and Iacopo Di Cave, foreground, ski down the slope of the ancient Roman Circus Maximus after a snowfall, in Rome. (Image: AP)

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 Siblings Gaia Di Cave and Iacopo Di Cave, left, carry their skis after skiing down the slope of the ancient Roman Circus Maximus after a snowfall, in Rome. (Image: AP)

Siblings Gaia Di Cave and Iacopo Di Cave, left, carry their skis after skiing down the slope of the ancient Roman Circus Maximus after a snowfall, in Rome. (Image: AP)

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 Sculptor Francesca Antonello moulds snow into a face as people look out towards the ancient Roman Forum covered in snow, in Rome. (Image: AP)

Sculptor Francesca Antonello moulds snow into a face as people look out towards the ancient Roman Forum covered in snow, in Rome. (Image: AP)

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 People look at the ancient Roman Forum covered in snow, in Rome. (Image: AP)

People look at the ancient Roman Forum covered in snow, in Rome. (Image: AP)

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 A priest walks during a heavy snowfall in Rome, Italy. (Image: Reuters)

A priest walks during a heavy snowfall in Rome, Italy. (Image: Reuters)

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 A man makes a snowman during a heavy snowfall in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican. (Image: Reuters)

A man makes a snowman during a heavy snowfall in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican. (Image: Reuters)

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 Electoral posters are seen during a heavy snowfall in Rome, Italy. (Image: Reuters)

Electoral posters are seen during a heavy snowfall in Rome, Italy. (Image: Reuters)

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 People walk during a heavy snowfall at the Circus Maximus in Rome, Italy. (Image: Reuters)

People walk during a heavy snowfall at the Circus Maximus in Rome, Italy. (Image: Reuters)

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 The Colosseum is seen during a heavy snowfall in Rome, Italy. (Image: Reuters)

The Colosseum is seen during a heavy snowfall in Rome, Italy. (Image: Reuters)

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 A woman walks during a heavy snowfall in Rome, Italy. (Image: Reuters)

A woman walks during a heavy snowfall in Rome, Italy. (Image: Reuters)