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Oregon Zoo animals play in the snow

Polar bear Nora, harbor seals, sea otters and Samudra the Asian elephant play in the snow after a winter storm in Portland.

Polar bear Nora, harbor seals, sea otters and Samudra the Asian elephant play in the snow after a winter storm in Portland.

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Icicles on Kosovo power plant cooling towers

A spokesperson for Kosovo’s energy corporation has said a power plant in Obiliq is running near to full capacity despite reports of power blackouts.

A spokesperson for Kosovo’s energy corporation has said a power plant in Obiliq is running near to full capacity despite reports of power blackouts.

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Athens covered in snow

A cold spell sweeping Greece reaches Athens, covering the capital city and its ancient monuments in snow, and causing temperatures to plunge.

A cold spell sweeping Greece reaches Athens, covering the capital city and its ancient monuments in snow, and causing temperatures to plunge.

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Refugees freezing in snow-hit Greece 'because of lack of EU solidarity'

Refugees are being forced to live in freezing, snow-covered camps in Greece because EU states have failed to take in their share of asylum seekers, it’s been…

Refugees are being forced to live in freezing, snow-covered camps in Greece because EU states have failed to take in their share of asylum seekers, it’s been…

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Glacial conditions cause death and disruption in Europe

Heavy snow storms and glacial weather across a large area of Europe have brought unusual landscapes to some Mediterranean countries and caused disruption, hardship and…

Heavy snow storms and glacial weather across a large area of Europe have brought unusual landscapes to some Mediterranean countries and caused disruption, hardship and…

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Heavy snowfall in Bosnia and Kosovo

A cold snap and showers have hit much of central and eastern Europe in the last few days, including much of the Balkans.

A cold snap and showers have hit much of central and eastern Europe in the last few days, including much of the Balkans.

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First November snow in Tokyo for 54 years

The Japanese capital does see snow at least once a year, it usually falls in January or February and rarely accumulates for long.

The Japanese capital does see snow at least once a year, it usually falls in January or February and rarely accumulates for long.

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Snow in Mexico

Schools in Mexico City and eight states were closed on Thursday as a wave of winter weather struck the country. Heavy snow due to the cold front that

Schools in Mexico City and eight states were closed on Thursday as a wave of winter weather struck the country. Heavy snow due to the cold front that

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First snow of the year in Tokyo

Snow falls on Tokyo for the first time this year, causing injuries and train delays across the capital.

Snow falls on Tokyo for the first time this year, causing injuries and train delays across the capital.

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Young migrants attack Serbian border police... with snowballs!

Children, said to be migrants mainly from Syria and Iraq, enjoyed a playful snowball fight with a Serbian police officer on Tuesday (January 5) in

Children, said to be migrants mainly from Syria and Iraq, enjoyed a playful snowball fight with a Serbian police officer on Tuesday (January 5) in

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Snow in Syria and Lebanon causes new hardship for refugees

Parts of Syria have been hit by strong winter snowstorms, forcing thousands of people already desperately seeking shelter from civil war to take

Parts of Syria have been hit by strong winter snowstorms, forcing thousands of people already desperately seeking shelter from civil war to take

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Poland: Seven more die in cold snap

A further seven homeless people have died of hypothermia in Poland as temperatures continue to plummet, with temperatures reportedly as low as minus

A further seven homeless people have died of hypothermia in Poland as temperatures continue to plummet, with temperatures reportedly as low as minus

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Turkey: falling snow injures two

On one of the busiest streets in the city of Rize, Turkey, large chunks of snow, which had piled up on the roof of a mosque, fell down onto

On one of the busiest streets in the city of Rize, Turkey, large chunks of snow, which had piled up on the roof of a mosque, fell down onto

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[Photo gallery] Istanbul under a blanket of snow

Hundreds of flights have been cancelled at Istanbul’s two international airports as the city lies under a blanket of snow. Schools in Istanbul have

Hundreds of flights have been cancelled at Istanbul’s two international airports as the city lies under a blanket of snow. Schools in Istanbul have

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"Unprecedented" snowfall in eastern Russia

While much of Europe is contending with milder-than-usual temperatures for the time of year, one eastern-Russian town has had to clear 20,000 cubic

While much of Europe is contending with milder-than-usual temperatures for the time of year, one eastern-Russian town has had to clear 20,000 cubic

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Switzerland, winter is comming

First snow in central Switzerland, at Wassen (altitude: 930m) in the canton of Uri, near the Gotthard tunnel.

First snow in central Switzerland, at Wassen (altitude: 930m) in the canton of Uri, near the Gotthard tunnel.

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Winter is coming in Germany

In many parts of Germany people woke up this morning to find themselves in some kind of winter wonderland. During the night and in the early morning

In many parts of Germany people woke up this morning to find themselves in some kind of winter wonderland. During the night and in the early morning

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Wacky Winter Follies Olympics get underway in Romania

There was laughter and foolishness at the Follies Olympics held in Harghita county, Romania, where snowdrifts reach one metre high in March. Around

There was laughter and foolishness at the Follies Olympics held in Harghita county, Romania, where snowdrifts reach one metre high in March. Around

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Freezing weather in the US

Millions of people in the east of the United States awoke to chilling temperatures, cold enough to break records in both Washington and New

Millions of people in the east of the United States awoke to chilling temperatures, cold enough to break records in both Washington and New

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France: Snow causes chaos for heavy holiday traffic

Thousands of motorists were stuck on the roads of southeast France on Saturday as snowfall caused chaos for heavy holiday traffic. Main roads

Thousands of motorists were stuck on the roads of southeast France on Saturday as snowfall caused chaos for heavy holiday traffic. Main roads