1 February 2012
Last updated at 18:57
An exceptionally cold snap and record snowfalls are causing disruption across Europe. Here the Black Sea is seen frozen in Constanta, Romania.
Many places are having to cope with temperatures reaching to nearly -30C, sometimes mostly following an unusually warm spell for this time of year.
The snow has carpeted large parts of Europe - stretching to Italy and further south.
This man in Romania is using a horse-drawn trailer to clear the snow.
Even the Greek capital, Athens, is struggling to cope as the country remains in the midst of an acute economic and financial crisis.
Bulgarians are more accustomed to the cold - this man is seen behind the frosted window pane of a tram.
Ukraine and Poland have seen the highest number of deaths especially among the homeless, some of whom are being sheltered in makeshift centres like this one in Warsaw.
In Romania's capital, Bucharest, some ventured out to find firewood.
In Bosnia-Hercegovina, food supplies were sent to a remote village that has been cut off by the snow east of the capital, Sarajevo.
This Ukrainian man, though, is one of many fishing through an ice hole on the Dnipro river.
But in Germany, this boy enjoys a ride on his sledge.
And there is no putting off tourists in Venice as they take a gondola ride across the Grand Canal.