Saturday, 4 February 2012
Deadly cold in Europe
A deadly cold front across Europe. In Berlin, ice clogs rivers as temperatures drop below freezing. The cold snap also freezes over Ukraine's capital Kiev, where fishermen make do on this iced-over river. In small villlages througout Ukraine, people are trying to keep warm in any way that they can, here burning firewood in stoves. This in the country hardest hit by the cold -- where at least 101 people have now died. Further south in Rome, the winter blast turned the heart of the Vatican white. Heavy snow has fallen over much of Italy this week causing severe disruptions to many forms of transportation. But in Germany some are trying to make the best of the bad weather, taking advantage of frozen lakes to enjoy winter sports.
by Deborah Lutterbeck, Reuters.