In pictures: European cities shiver in Siberian snow blast

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The rare snowfall in Rome did not stop this man from running next to the Colosseum. Freezing temperatures are expected to continue for a few days.
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Tourists still visited the nearby Arch of Constantine. But not everyone was having fun as transport was disrupted and schools were closed.
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People enjoyed themselves at Rome's Circus Maximus. But train stations are now serving as emergency shelters for the homeless.
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St Peter's Basilica is seen in the background as people gather at the Circus Maximus
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A young priest plays in the snow in St Peter's Square. Chill winds from Siberia have put much of Europe in a deep freeze.
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Freezing conditions created weird ice formations near Lake Geneva.
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Germany is also blanketed in snow. There are fears that shelters for the homeless in Berlin may fill to capacity.
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Snow has also fallen across parts of France, Sweden and Austria. This street in Kosovo's capital Pristina was completely blanketed.