BBC News

In pictures: European cities shiver in Siberian snow blast

Published
image copyrightReuters
image captionThe 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.
image copyrightAFP
image captionTourists still visited the nearby Arch of Constantine. But not everyone was having fun as transport was disrupted and schools were closed.
image copyrightReuters
image captionPeople enjoyed themselves at Rome's Circus Maximus. But train stations are now serving as emergency shelters for the homeless.
image copyrightReuters
image captionSt Peter's Basilica is seen in the background as people gather at the Circus Maximus
image copyrightReuters
image captionA young priest plays in the snow in St Peter's Square. Chill winds from Siberia have put much of Europe in a deep freeze.
image copyrightReuters
image captionFreezing conditions created weird ice formations near Lake Geneva.
image copyrightAFP
image captionGermany is also blanketed in snow. There are fears that shelters for the homeless in Berlin may fill to capacity.
image copyrightAFP
image captionSnow has also fallen across parts of France, Sweden and Austria. This street in Kosovo's capital Pristina was completely blanketed.

Related Topics

More on this story

  • Snow falls across UK