В Европе случился снежный коллапс

1 Декабря 2010, 00:00

Циклон "Дженна" засыпал все снегом. Фото AFP

A man walks past an imprint of a hand in a heart drawn in the snow on a rock by the banks of the Yalu River in Dandong on November 27, 2010 in northeast China's Liaoning province, with the North Korean border town of Siniuju connected on the opposite side of the Sino-Korean Friendship Bridge in background after a night of snowfall. The United States has sought to reassure China over joint US-South Korean military exercises, with the Pentagon insisting the war games were "not directed" at Beijing with the four-day exercises starting November 28 coming in the wake of North Korea's artillery bombardment of a South Korean island. AFP PHOTO / Frederic J. BROWN , A cyclist rides along a snow covered street in Den Bosch on November 27, 2010. Several parts of Europe experienced their first snowfall of the winter. AFP PHOTO/ANP/MARCEL ANTONISSE netherlands out - belgium out , Cross-country skiers make their way across the snow-covered landscape near the northern German town of Sonnenberg on November 27, 2010. Many parts of the country are experiencing cold weather with snowfall. AFP PHOTO / FRANK MAY GERMANY OUT , A woman pulls a child on a sledge through the snow-covered landscape near the northern German town of Sonnenberg on November 27, 2010. Many parts of the country are experiencing cold weather with snowfall. AFP PHOTO / FRANK MAY GERMANY OUT , Cars and trucks drive on the snowy A20 highway on November 27, 2010 near Razes, central France. Due to snow and black ice, the road traffic is difficult today in some French regions. AFP PHOTO PASCAL LACHENAUD , A sign-post is covered by snow and ice at the southern German Feldberg Mountain on November 27, 2010. Many parts of the country are experiencing cold weather with snowfall. AFP PHOTO / PATRICK SEEGER GERMANY OUT , The landmark sculpture entitled 'Angel of the North' by British artist Antony Gormley stands amongst snow near Gateshead, in north-east England, on November 28, 2010 . Parts of Britain were blanketed in up to 35 centimetres (13 inches) of snow, causing air and road disruption, in the earliest widespread snowfall for 17 years. AFP PHOTO/ANDREW YATES , Groundstaff clear snow from the pitch prior to the English Premier League football match between Newcastle and Chelsea at St James Park, Newcastle, north-east England on November 28, 2010. AFP PHOTO/ANDREW YATES. FOR EDITORIAL USE Additional licence required for any commercial/promotional use or use on TV or internet (except identical online version of newspaper) of Premier League/Football League photos. Tel DataCo +44 207 2981656. Do not alter/modify photo , Moldovan acting-president Mihai Ghimpu (L) looks at a list at a polling station in Chisinau on November 28, 2010. Moldova vote in a parliamentary election that aims to end a prolonged power vacuum in Europe's poorest country as it seeks to establish EU membership and sustainable growth. The election pits two familiar rivals: a weak ruling coalition of liberal forces and a Community Party that is just strong enough to block the selection of a president to pull the struggling country further from its Soviet past. AFP PHOTO / VADIM DENISOV , The landscape is covered in snow on November 28, 2010 at the Grosser Feldberg mountain in the western Taunus region. Meteorologists forecast further snowfalls and cold temperatures for the following days. AFP PHOTO ARNE DEDERT GERMANY OUT , People dressed as St. Nicholas (2nd R), a knave in a traditional Bavarian woman's dress (2nd L), two Gangerl (L and R) and Buttenmandl (behind) make their way through the snow during the traditional Buttenmandl-Parade near the village of Bischofswiesen-Loipl, southern Germany, on November 28, 2010. On the first Sunday of the Advent season, St. Nicholas is traditionally accompanied by twelve Buttenmandls and a knave when they go from house to house to give small presents to the children. Only unmarried men are allowed to parade as Buttenmandls, who are completely covered in straw and wear animal masks and cow bells. AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOF STACHE , A woman pulls her daughter sitting on a sledge through the snow-covered Orangerie park on November 29, 2010 in Strasbourg, eastern France. AFP PHOTO/FREDERICK FLORIN , A stork stands on a snow covered roof at the Orangerie park on November 29, 2010 in Strasbourg, eastern France. AFP PHOTO/FREDERICK FLORIN , Picture of snow covered flowers taken on November 29, 2010 at the Orangerie park in Strasbourg, eastern France. AFP PHOTO/FREDERICK FLORIN , Snow covers the Theatre Square in Dresden, eastern Germany, on November 29, 2010, as temperatures in the whole country fell under zero degrees celsius. AFP PHOTO / MATTHIAS HIEKEL GERMANY OUT
A man walks past an imprint of a hand in a heart drawn in the snow on a rock by the banks of the Yalu River in Dandong on November 27, 2010 in northeast China's Liaoning province, with the North Korean border town of Siniuju connected on the opposite side of the Sino-Korean Friendship Bridge in background after a night of snowfall. The United States has sought to reassure China over joint US-South Korean military exercises, with the Pentagon insisting the war games were "not directed" at Beijing with the four-day exercises starting November 28 coming in the wake of North Korea's artillery bombardment of a South Korean island. AFP PHOTO / Frederic J. BROWN , A cyclist rides along a snow covered street in Den Bosch on November 27, 2010. Several parts of Europe experienced their first snowfall of the winter. AFP PHOTO/ANP/MARCEL ANTONISSE netherlands out - belgium out , Cross-country skiers make their way across the snow-covered landscape near the northern German town of Sonnenberg on November 27, 2010. Many parts of the country are experiencing cold weather with snowfall. AFP PHOTO / FRANK MAY GERMANY OUT , A woman pulls a child on a sledge through the snow-covered landscape near the northern German town of Sonnenberg on November 27, 2010. Many parts of the country are experiencing cold weather with snowfall. AFP PHOTO / FRANK MAY GERMANY OUT , Cars and trucks drive on the snowy A20 highway on November 27, 2010 near Razes, central France. Due to snow and black ice, the road traffic is difficult today in some French regions. AFP PHOTO PASCAL LACHENAUD , A sign-post is covered by snow and ice at the southern German Feldberg Mountain on November 27, 2010. Many parts of the country are experiencing cold weather with snowfall. AFP PHOTO / PATRICK SEEGER GERMANY OUT , The landmark sculpture entitled 'Angel of the North' by British artist Antony Gormley stands amongst snow near Gateshead, in north-east England, on November 28, 2010 . Parts of Britain were blanketed in up to 35 centimetres (13 inches) of snow, causing air and road disruption, in the earliest widespread snowfall for 17 years. AFP PHOTO/ANDREW YATES , Groundstaff clear snow from the pitch prior to the English Premier League football match between Newcastle and Chelsea at St James Park, Newcastle, north-east England on November 28, 2010. AFP PHOTO/ANDREW YATES. FOR EDITORIAL USE Additional licence required for any commercial/promotional use or use on TV or internet (except identical online version of newspaper) of Premier League/Football League photos. Tel DataCo +44 207 2981656. Do not alter/modify photo , Moldovan acting-president Mihai Ghimpu (L) looks at a list at a polling station in Chisinau on November 28, 2010. Moldova vote in a parliamentary election that aims to end a prolonged power vacuum in Europe's poorest country as it seeks to establish EU membership and sustainable growth. The election pits two familiar rivals: a weak ruling coalition of liberal forces and a Community Party that is just strong enough to block the selection of a president to pull the struggling country further from its Soviet past. AFP PHOTO / VADIM DENISOV , The landscape is covered in snow on November 28, 2010 at the Grosser Feldberg mountain in the western Taunus region. Meteorologists forecast further snowfalls and cold temperatures for the following days. AFP PHOTO ARNE DEDERT GERMANY OUT , People dressed as St. Nicholas (2nd R), a knave in a traditional Bavarian woman's dress (2nd L), two Gangerl (L and R) and Buttenmandl (behind) make their way through the snow during the traditional Buttenmandl-Parade near the village of Bischofswiesen-Loipl, southern Germany, on November 28, 2010. On the first Sunday of the Advent season, St. Nicholas is traditionally accompanied by twelve Buttenmandls and a knave when they go from house to house to give small presents to the children. Only unmarried men are allowed to parade as Buttenmandls, who are completely covered in straw and wear animal masks and cow bells. AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOF STACHE , A woman pulls her daughter sitting on a sledge through the snow-covered Orangerie park on November 29, 2010 in Strasbourg, eastern France. AFP PHOTO/FREDERICK FLORIN , A stork stands on a snow covered roof at the Orangerie park on November 29, 2010 in Strasbourg, eastern France. AFP PHOTO/FREDERICK FLORIN
A man walks past an imprint of a hand in a heart drawn in the snow on a rock by the banks of the Yalu River in Dandong on November 27, 2010 in northeast China's Liaoning province, with the North Korean border town of Siniuju connected on the opposite side of the Sino-Korean Friendship Bridge in background after a night of snowfall. The United States has sought to reassure China over joint US-South Korean military exercises, with the Pentagon insisting the war games were "not directed" at Beijing with the four-day exercises starting November 28 coming in the wake of North Korea's artillery bombardment of a South Korean island. AFP PHOTO / Frederic J. BROWN , A cyclist rides along a snow covered street in Den Bosch on November 27, 2010. Several parts of Europe experienced their first snowfall of the winter. AFP PHOTO/ANP/MARCEL ANTONISSE netherlands out - belgium out , Cross-country skiers make their way across the snow-covered landscape near the northern German town of Sonnenberg on November 27, 2010. Many parts of the country are experiencing cold weather with snowfall. AFP PHOTO / FRANK MAY GERMANY OUT , A woman pulls a child on a sledge through the snow-covered landscape near the northern German town of Sonnenberg on November 27, 2010. Many parts of the country are experiencing cold weather with snowfall. AFP PHOTO / FRANK MAY GERMANY OUT , Cars and trucks drive on the snowy A20 highway on November 27, 2010 near Razes, central France. Due to snow and black ice, the road traffic is difficult today in some French regions. AFP PHOTO PASCAL LACHENAUD , A sign-post is covered by snow and ice at the southern German Feldberg Mountain on November 27, 2010. Many parts of the country are experiencing cold weather with snowfall. AFP PHOTO / PATRICK SEEGER GERMANY OUT , The landmark sculpture entitled 'Angel of the North' by British artist Antony Gormley stands amongst snow near Gateshead, in north-east England, on November 28, 2010 . Parts of Britain were blanketed in up to 35 centimetres (13 inches) of snow, causing air and road disruption, in the earliest widespread snowfall for 17 years. AFP PHOTO/ANDREW YATES , Groundstaff clear snow from the pitch prior to the English Premier League football match between Newcastle and Chelsea at St James Park, Newcastle, north-east England on November 28, 2010. AFP PHOTO/ANDREW YATES. FOR EDITORIAL USE Additional licence required for any commercial/promotional use or use on TV or internet (except identical online version of newspaper) of Premier League/Football League photos. Tel DataCo +44 207 2981656. Do not alter/modify photo , Moldovan acting-president Mihai Ghimpu (L) looks at a list at a polling station in Chisinau on November 28, 2010. Moldova vote in a parliamentary election that aims to end a prolonged power vacuum in Europe's poorest country as it seeks to establish EU membership and sustainable growth. The election pits two familiar rivals: a weak ruling coalition of liberal forces and a Community Party that is just strong enough to block the selection of a president to pull the struggling country further from its Soviet past. AFP PHOTO / VADIM DENISOV , The landscape is covered in snow on November 28, 2010 at the Grosser Feldberg mountain in the western Taunus region. Meteorologists forecast further snowfalls and cold temperatures for the following days. AFP PHOTO ARNE DEDERT GERMANY OUT , People dressed as St. Nicholas (2nd R), a knave in a traditional Bavarian woman's dress (2nd L), two Gangerl (L and R) and Buttenmandl (behind) make their way through the snow during the traditional Buttenmandl-Parade near the village of Bischofswiesen-Loipl, southern Germany, on November 28, 2010. On the first Sunday of the Advent season, St. Nicholas is traditionally accompanied by twelve Buttenmandls and a knave when they go from house to house to give small presents to the children. Only unmarried men are allowed to parade as Buttenmandls, who are completely covered in straw and wear animal masks and cow bells. AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOF STACHE , A woman pulls her daughter sitting on a sledge through the snow-covered Orangerie park on November 29, 2010 in Strasbourg, eastern France. AFP PHOTO/FREDERICK FLORIN , A stork stands on a snow covered roof at the Orangerie park on November 29, 2010 in Strasbourg, eastern France. AFP PHOTO/FREDERICK FLORIN , Picture of snow covered flowers taken on November 29, 2010 at the Orangerie park in Strasbourg, eastern France. AFP PHOTO/FREDERICK FLORIN , Snow covers the Theatre Square in Dresden, eastern Germany, on November 29, 2010, as temperatures in the whole country fell under zero degrees celsius. AFP PHOTO / MATTHIAS HIEKEL GERMANY OUT , People walk in the snow covered Pepiniere garden, on November 29, 2010 in Nancy northeastern France. AFP PHOTO / JEAN-CHRISTOPHE VERHAEGEN , People walk in the snow covered Stanislas square, on November 29, 2010 in Nancy northeastern France. AFP PHOTO / JEAN-CHRISTOPHE VERHAEGEN , Snow covers a street lamp and a statue at the Theatre Square in Dresden, eastern Germany, on November 29, 2010, as temperatures in the whole country fell under zero degrees celsius. AFP PHOTO / MATTHIAS HIEKEL GERMANY OUT , People cross a street as the first snow of the season falls in Warsaw on November 29, 2010. Poland has been hit by its first major snowstorm of the season, snarling traffic and causing flight cancellations at Warsaw's Frederic Chopin International airport. Parts of Britain experienced record low temperatures overnight, including minus 17 Celsius in Wales, forecasters said Sunday amid warnings of more heavy snow to come. AFP PHOTO / JANEK SKARZYNSKI , Women protect themselves from the wind and falling snow as they walk along a street as the first snow of the season falls in Warsaw on November 29, 2010. Poland has been hit by its first major snowstorm of the season, snarling traffic and causing flight cancellations at Warsaw's Frederic Chopin International airport. Parts of Britain experienced record low temperatures overnight, including minus 17 Celsius in Wales, forecasters said Sunday amid warnings of more heavy snow to come. AFP PHOTO / JANEK SKARZYNSKI , Women A man crosses a street as the first snow of the season falls in Warsaw on November 29, 2010. Poland has been hit by its first major snowstorm of the season, snarling traffic and causing flight cancellations at Warsaw's Frederic Chopin International airport. Parts of Britain experienced record low temperatures overnight, including minus 17 Celsius in Wales, forecasters said Sunday amid warnings of more heavy snow to come. AFP PHOTO / JANEK SKARZYNSKI , A child plays in the snow as the first snow of the season falls in Warsaw on November 29, 2010. Poland has been hit by its first major snowstorm of the season, snarling traffic and causing flight cancellations at Warsaw's Frederic Chopin International airport. Parts of Britain experienced record low temperatures overnight, including minus 17 Celsius in Wales, forecasters said Sunday amid warnings of more heavy snow to come. AFP PHOTO / JANEK SKARZYNSKI , Children play in the snow as the first snow of the season falls in Warsaw on November 29, 2010. Poland has been hit by its first major snowstorm of the season, snarling traffic and causing flight cancellations at Warsaw's Frederic Chopin International airport. Parts of Britain experienced record low temperatures overnight, including minus 17 Celsius in Wales, forecasters said Sunday amid warnings of more heavy snow to come. AFP PHOTO / JANEK SKARZYNSKI , Children play in the snow as the first snow of the season falls in Warsaw on November 29, 2010. Poland has been hit by its first major snowstorm of the season, snarling traffic and causing flight cancellations at Warsaw's Frederic Chopin International airport. Parts of Britain experienced record low temperatures overnight, including minus 17 Celsius in Wales, forecasters said Sunday amid warnings of more heavy snow to come. AFP PHOTO / JANEK SKARZYNSKI , Cars drive a street as the first snow of the season blankets Warsaw on November 29, 2010. Poland has been hit by its first major snowstorm of the season, snarling traffic and causing flight cancellations at Warsaw's Frederic Chopin International airport. Parts of Britain experienced record low temperatures overnight, including minus 17 Celsius in Wales, forecasters said Sunday amid warnings of more heavy snow to come. AFP PHOTO / JANEK SKARZYNSKI , A woman draws up her shawl as she walks as the first snow of the season falls in Warsaw on November 29, 2010. Poland has been hit by its first major snowstorm of the season, snarling traffic and causing flight cancellations at Warsaw's Frederic Chopin International airport. Parts of Britain experienced record low temperatures overnight, including minus 17 Celsius in Wales, forecasters said Sunday amid warnings of more heavy snow to come. AFP PHOTO / JANEK SKARZYNSKI , A man is walking in a street covered of snow, on November 29, 2010 in Vannes, western France. Temperatures are set to plummet in France this week, as snow falls across much of the country. AFP PHOTO DAMIEN MEYER , Schoolchilds walk on a snow covered street as they leave their school, on November 30, 2010 in Saint-Germain-Lembron, eastern France. AFP PHOTO THIERRY ZOCCOLAN , Street lights coved in snow and ice can be seen near the central German Feldberg mountain on November 30, 2010. Many parts of the country are experiencing cold weather with snowfall. AFP PHOTO / ROLF HAID GERMANY OUT , A snow covered foutain is pictured in front of Orleans' cathedral on November 30, 2010 in Orleans, following a night with temperatures below - 15°C, breaking the 1956 record for this region at this similar period of the year. AFP PHOTO/ALAIN JOCARD , A man runs through the snow near Hexham in north-east England, on November 25, 2010. The first flakes of this winter's snow fell overnight Wednesday, with more expected to follow. AFP PHOTO / ANDREW YATES , A car is driven along a snow covered road near Hexham, in north-east England, on November 25, 2010. The first flakes of this winter's snow fell overnight Wednesday, with more expected to follow. AFP PHOTO / ANDREW YATES , Snow falls over a farmhouse near Hexham, in north-east England, on November 25, 2010. The first flakes of this winter's snow fell overnight Wednesday, with more expected to follow. AFP PHOTO / ANDREW YATES , Frozen snow clings to halms on the Auerberg mountain near Stoetten, southwestern Germany. Meteorologists forecast temperatures below the freezing point to the southern Allgaeu region. AFP PHOTO KARL-JOSEF HILDENBRAND GERMANY OUT , Two benches standing in front of an Alps panorama are covered in snow November 25, 2010 on the Auerberg mountain near Stoetten, southwestern Germany. Meteorologists forecast temperatures below the freezing point to the southern Allgaeu region. AFP PHOTO KARL-JOSEF HILDENBRAND GERMANY OUT
A man walks past an imprint of a hand in a heart drawn in the snow on a rock by the banks of the Yalu River in Dandong on November 27, 2010 in northeast China's Liaoning province, with the North Korean border town of Siniuju connected on the opposite side of the Sino-Korean Friendship Bridge in background after a night of snowfall. The United States has sought to reassure China over joint US-South Korean military exercises, with the Pentagon insisting the war games were "not directed" at Beijing with the four-day exercises starting November 28 coming in the wake of North Korea's artillery bombardment of a South Korean island. AFP PHOTO / Frederic J. BROWN , A cyclist rides along a snow covered street in Den Bosch on November 27, 2010. Several parts of Europe experienced their first snowfall of the winter. AFP PHOTO/ANP/MARCEL ANTONISSE netherlands out - belgium out , Cross-country skiers make their way across the snow-covered landscape near the northern German town of Sonnenberg on November 27, 2010. Many parts of the country are experiencing cold weather with snowfall. AFP PHOTO / FRANK MAY GERMANY OUT , A woman pulls a child on a sledge through the snow-covered landscape near the northern German town of Sonnenberg on November 27, 2010. Many parts of the country are experiencing cold weather with snowfall. AFP PHOTO / FRANK MAY GERMANY OUT , Cars and trucks drive on the snowy A20 highway on November 27, 2010 near Razes, central France. Due to snow and black ice, the road traffic is difficult today in some French regions. AFP PHOTO PASCAL LACHENAUD , A sign-post is covered by snow and ice at the southern German Feldberg Mountain on November 27, 2010. Many parts of the country are experiencing cold weather with snowfall. AFP PHOTO / PATRICK SEEGER GERMANY OUT , The landmark sculpture entitled 'Angel of the North' by British artist Antony Gormley stands amongst snow near Gateshead, in north-east England, on November 28, 2010 . Parts of Britain were blanketed in up to 35 centimetres (13 inches) of snow, causing air and road disruption, in the earliest widespread snowfall for 17 years. AFP PHOTO/ANDREW YATES , Groundstaff clear snow from the pitch prior to the English Premier League football match between Newcastle and Chelsea at St James Park, Newcastle, north-east England on November 28, 2010. AFP PHOTO/ANDREW YATES. FOR EDITORIAL USE Additional licence required for any commercial/promotional use or use on TV or internet (except identical online version of newspaper) of Premier League/Football League photos. Tel DataCo +44 207 2981656. Do not alter/modify photo , Moldovan acting-president Mihai Ghimpu (L) looks at a list at a polling station in Chisinau on November 28, 2010. Moldova vote in a parliamentary election that aims to end a prolonged power vacuum in Europe's poorest country as it seeks to establish EU membership and sustainable growth. The election pits two familiar rivals: a weak ruling coalition of liberal forces and a Community Party that is just strong enough to block the selection of a president to pull the struggling country further from its Soviet past. AFP PHOTO / VADIM DENISOV , The landscape is covered in snow on November 28, 2010 at the Grosser Feldberg mountain in the western Taunus region. Meteorologists forecast further snowfalls and cold temperatures for the following days. AFP PHOTO ARNE DEDERT GERMANY OUT , People dressed as St. Nicholas (2nd R), a knave in a traditional Bavarian woman's dress (2nd L), two Gangerl (L and R) and Buttenmandl (behind) make their way through the snow during the traditional Buttenmandl-Parade near the village of Bischofswiesen-Loipl, southern Germany, on November 28, 2010. On the first Sunday of the Advent season, St. Nicholas is traditionally accompanied by twelve Buttenmandls and a knave when they go from house to house to give small presents to the children. Only unmarried men are allowed to parade as Buttenmandls, who are completely covered in straw and wear animal masks and cow bells. AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOF STACHE , A woman pulls her daughter sitting on a sledge through the snow-covered Orangerie park on November 29, 2010 in Strasbourg, eastern France. AFP PHOTO/FREDERICK FLORIN , A stork stands on a snow covered roof at the Orangerie park on November 29, 2010 in Strasbourg, eastern France. AFP PHOTO/FREDERICK FLORIN , Picture of snow covered flowers taken on November 29, 2010 at the Orangerie park in Strasbourg, eastern France. AFP PHOTO/FREDERICK FLORIN , Snow covers the Theatre Square in Dresden, eastern Germany, on November 29, 2010, as temperatures in the whole country fell under zero degrees celsius. AFP PHOTO / MATTHIAS HIEKEL GERMANY OUT , People walk in the snow covered Pepiniere garden, on November 29, 2010 in Nancy northeastern France. AFP PHOTO / JEAN-CHRISTOPHE VERHAEGEN , People walk in the snow covered Stanislas square, on November 29, 2010 in Nancy northeastern France. AFP PHOTO / JEAN-CHRISTOPHE VERHAEGEN , Snow covers a street lamp and a statue at the Theatre Square in Dresden, eastern Germany, on November 29, 2010, as temperatures in the whole country fell under zero degrees celsius. AFP PHOTO / MATTHIAS HIEKEL GERMANY OUT , People cross a street as the first snow of the season falls in Warsaw on November 29, 2010. Poland has been hit by its first major snowstorm of the season, snarling traffic and causing flight cancellations at Warsaw's Frederic Chopin International airport. Parts of Britain experienced record low temperatures overnight, including minus 17 Celsius in Wales, forecasters said Sunday amid warnings of more heavy snow to come. AFP PHOTO / JANEK SKARZYNSKI , Women protect themselves from the wind and falling snow as they walk along a street as the first snow of the season falls in Warsaw on November 29, 2010. Poland has been hit by its first major snowstorm of the season, snarling traffic and causing flight cancellations at Warsaw's Frederic Chopin International airport. Parts of Britain experienced record low temperatures overnight, including minus 17 Celsius in Wales, forecasters said Sunday amid warnings of more heavy snow to come. AFP PHOTO / JANEK SKARZYNSKI , Women A man crosses a street as the first snow of the season falls in Warsaw on November 29, 2010. Poland has been hit by its first major snowstorm of the season, snarling traffic and causing flight cancellations at Warsaw's Frederic Chopin International airport. Parts of Britain experienced record low temperatures overnight, including minus 17 Celsius in Wales, forecasters said Sunday amid warnings of more heavy snow to come. AFP PHOTO / JANEK SKARZYNSKI , A child plays in the snow as the first snow of the season falls in Warsaw on November 29, 2010. Poland has been hit by its first major snowstorm of the season, snarling traffic and causing flight cancellations at Warsaw's Frederic Chopin International airport. Parts of Britain experienced record low temperatures overnight, including minus 17 Celsius in Wales, forecasters said Sunday amid warnings of more heavy snow to come. AFP PHOTO / JANEK SKARZYNSKI , Children play in the snow as the first snow of the season falls in Warsaw on November 29, 2010. Poland has been hit by its first major snowstorm of the season, snarling traffic and causing flight cancellations at Warsaw's Frederic Chopin International airport. Parts of Britain experienced record low temperatures overnight, including minus 17 Celsius in Wales, forecasters said Sunday amid warnings of more heavy snow to come. AFP PHOTO / JANEK SKARZYNSKI , Children play in the snow as the first snow of the season falls in Warsaw on November 29, 2010. Poland has been hit by its first major snowstorm of the season, snarling traffic and causing flight cancellations at Warsaw's Frederic Chopin International airport. Parts of Britain experienced record low temperatures overnight, including minus 17 Celsius in Wales, forecasters said Sunday amid warnings of more heavy snow to come. AFP PHOTO / JANEK SKARZYNSKI , Cars drive a street as the first snow of the season blankets Warsaw on November 29, 2010. Poland has been hit by its first major snowstorm of the season, snarling traffic and causing flight cancellations at Warsaw's Frederic Chopin International airport. Parts of Britain experienced record low temperatures overnight, including minus 17 Celsius in Wales, forecasters said Sunday amid warnings of more heavy snow to come. AFP PHOTO / JANEK SKARZYNSKI , A woman draws up her shawl as she walks as the first snow of the season falls in Warsaw on November 29, 2010. Poland has been hit by its first major snowstorm of the season, snarling traffic and causing flight cancellations at Warsaw's Frederic Chopin International airport. Parts of Britain experienced record low temperatures overnight, including minus 17 Celsius in Wales, forecasters said Sunday amid warnings of more heavy snow to come. AFP PHOTO / JANEK SKARZYNSKI , A man is walking in a street covered of snow, on November 29, 2010 in Vannes, western France. Temperatures are set to plummet in France this week, as snow falls across much of the country. AFP PHOTO DAMIEN MEYER , Schoolchilds walk on a snow covered street as they leave their school, on November 30, 2010 in Saint-Germain-Lembron, eastern France. AFP PHOTO THIERRY ZOCCOLAN , Street lights coved in snow and ice can be seen near the central German Feldberg mountain on November 30, 2010. Many parts of the country are experiencing cold weather with snowfall. AFP PHOTO / ROLF HAID GERMANY OUT
A man walks past an imprint of a hand in a heart drawn in the snow on a rock by the banks of the Yalu River in Dandong on November 27, 2010 in northeast China's Liaoning province, with the North Korean border town of Siniuju connected on the opposite side of the Sino-Korean Friendship Bridge in background after a night of snowfall. The United States has sought to reassure China over joint US-South Korean military exercises, with the Pentagon insisting the war games were "not directed" at Beijing with the four-day exercises starting November 28 coming in the wake of North Korea's artillery bombardment of a South Korean island. AFP PHOTO / Frederic J. BROWN , A cyclist rides along a snow covered street in Den Bosch on November 27, 2010. Several parts of Europe experienced their first snowfall of the winter. AFP PHOTO/ANP/MARCEL ANTONISSE netherlands out - belgium out , Cross-country skiers make their way across the snow-covered landscape near the northern German town of Sonnenberg on November 27, 2010. Many parts of the country are experiencing cold weather with snowfall. AFP PHOTO / FRANK MAY GERMANY OUT , A woman pulls a child on a sledge through the snow-covered landscape near the northern German town of Sonnenberg on November 27, 2010. Many parts of the country are experiencing cold weather with snowfall. AFP PHOTO / FRANK MAY GERMANY OUT , Cars and trucks drive on the snowy A20 highway on November 27, 2010 near Razes, central France. Due to snow and black ice, the road traffic is difficult today in some French regions. AFP PHOTO PASCAL LACHENAUD , A sign-post is covered by snow and ice at the southern German Feldberg Mountain on November 27, 2010. Many parts of the country are experiencing cold weather with snowfall. AFP PHOTO / PATRICK SEEGER GERMANY OUT
A man walks past an imprint of a hand in a heart drawn in the snow on a rock by the banks of the Yalu River in Dandong on November 27, 2010 in northeast China's Liaoning province, with the North Korean border town of Siniuju connected on the opposite side of the Sino-Korean Friendship Bridge in background after a night of snowfall. The United States has sought to reassure China over joint US-South Korean military exercises, with the Pentagon insisting the war games were "not directed" at Beijing with the four-day exercises starting November 28 coming in the wake of North Korea's artillery bombardment of a South Korean island. AFP PHOTO / Frederic J. BROWN , A cyclist rides along a snow covered street in Den Bosch on November 27, 2010. Several parts of Europe experienced their first snowfall of the winter. AFP PHOTO/ANP/MARCEL ANTONISSE netherlands out - belgium out
A man walks past an imprint of a hand in a heart drawn in the snow on a rock by the banks of the Yalu River in Dandong on November 27, 2010 in northeast China's Liaoning province, with the North Korean border town of Siniuju connected on the opposite side of the Sino-Korean Friendship Bridge in background after a night of snowfall. The United States has sought to reassure China over joint US-South Korean military exercises, with the Pentagon insisting the war games were "not directed" at Beijing with the four-day exercises starting November 28 coming in the wake of North Korea's artillery bombardment of a South Korean island. AFP PHOTO / Frederic J. BROWN , A cyclist rides along a snow covered street in Den Bosch on November 27, 2010. Several parts of Europe experienced their first snowfall of the winter. AFP PHOTO/ANP/MARCEL ANTONISSE netherlands out - belgium out , Cross-country skiers make their way across the snow-covered landscape near the northern German town of Sonnenberg on November 27, 2010. Many parts of the country are experiencing cold weather with snowfall. AFP PHOTO / FRANK MAY GERMANY OUT , A woman pulls a child on a sledge through the snow-covered landscape near the northern German town of Sonnenberg on November 27, 2010. Many parts of the country are experiencing cold weather with snowfall. AFP PHOTO / FRANK MAY GERMANY OUT , Cars and trucks drive on the snowy A20 highway on November 27, 2010 near Razes, central France. Due to snow and black ice, the road traffic is difficult today in some French regions. AFP PHOTO PASCAL LACHENAUD , A sign-post is covered by snow and ice at the southern German Feldberg Mountain on November 27, 2010. Many parts of the country are experiencing cold weather with snowfall. AFP PHOTO / PATRICK SEEGER GERMANY OUT , The landmark sculpture entitled 'Angel of the North' by British artist Antony Gormley stands amongst snow near Gateshead, in north-east England, on November 28, 2010 . Parts of Britain were blanketed in up to 35 centimetres (13 inches) of snow, causing air and road disruption, in the earliest widespread snowfall for 17 years. AFP PHOTO/ANDREW YATES , Groundstaff clear snow from the pitch prior to the English Premier League football match between Newcastle and Chelsea at St James Park, Newcastle, north-east England on November 28, 2010. AFP PHOTO/ANDREW YATES. FOR EDITORIAL USE Additional licence required for any commercial/promotional use or use on TV or internet (except identical online version of newspaper) of Premier League/Football League photos. Tel DataCo +44 207 2981656. Do not alter/modify photo , Moldovan acting-president Mihai Ghimpu (L) looks at a list at a polling station in Chisinau on November 28, 2010. Moldova vote in a parliamentary election that aims to end a prolonged power vacuum in Europe's poorest country as it seeks to establish EU membership and sustainable growth. The election pits two familiar rivals: a weak ruling coalition of liberal forces and a Community Party that is just strong enough to block the selection of a president to pull the struggling country further from its Soviet past. AFP PHOTO / VADIM DENISOV , The landscape is covered in snow on November 28, 2010 at the Grosser Feldberg mountain in the western Taunus region. Meteorologists forecast further snowfalls and cold temperatures for the following days. AFP PHOTO ARNE DEDERT GERMANY OUT
A man walks past an imprint of a hand in a heart drawn in the snow on a rock by the banks of the Yalu River in Dandong on November 27, 2010 in northeast China's Liaoning province, with the North Korean border town of Siniuju connected on the opposite side of the Sino-Korean Friendship Bridge in background after a night of snowfall. The United States has sought to reassure China over joint US-South Korean military exercises, with the Pentagon insisting the war games were "not directed" at Beijing with the four-day exercises starting November 28 coming in the wake of North Korea's artillery bombardment of a South Korean island. AFP PHOTO / Frederic J. BROWN , A cyclist rides along a snow covered street in Den Bosch on November 27, 2010. Several parts of Europe experienced their first snowfall of the winter. AFP PHOTO/ANP/MARCEL ANTONISSE netherlands out - belgium out , Cross-country skiers make their way across the snow-covered landscape near the northern German town of Sonnenberg on November 27, 2010. Many parts of the country are experiencing cold weather with snowfall. AFP PHOTO / FRANK MAY GERMANY OUT , A woman pulls a child on a sledge through the snow-covered landscape near the northern German town of Sonnenberg on November 27, 2010. Many parts of the country are experiencing cold weather with snowfall. AFP PHOTO / FRANK MAY GERMANY OUT
A man walks past an imprint of a hand in a heart drawn in the snow on a rock by the banks of the Yalu River in Dandong on November 27, 2010 in northeast China's Liaoning province, with the North Korean border town of Siniuju connected on the opposite side of the Sino-Korean Friendship Bridge in background after a night of snowfall. The United States has sought to reassure China over joint US-South Korean military exercises, with the Pentagon insisting the war games were "not directed" at Beijing with the four-day exercises starting November 28 coming in the wake of North Korea's artillery bombardment of a South Korean island. AFP PHOTO / Frederic J. BROWN , A cyclist rides along a snow covered street in Den Bosch on November 27, 2010. Several parts of Europe experienced their first snowfall of the winter. AFP PHOTO/ANP/MARCEL ANTONISSE netherlands out - belgium out , Cross-country skiers make their way across the snow-covered landscape near the northern German town of Sonnenberg on November 27, 2010. Many parts of the country are experiencing cold weather with snowfall. AFP PHOTO / FRANK MAY GERMANY OUT , A woman pulls a child on a sledge through the snow-covered landscape near the northern German town of Sonnenberg on November 27, 2010. Many parts of the country are experiencing cold weather with snowfall. AFP PHOTO / FRANK MAY GERMANY OUT , Cars and trucks drive on the snowy A20 highway on November 27, 2010 near Razes, central France. Due to snow and black ice, the road traffic is difficult today in some French regions. AFP PHOTO PASCAL LACHENAUD , A sign-post is covered by snow and ice at the southern German Feldberg Mountain on November 27, 2010. Many parts of the country are experiencing cold weather with snowfall. AFP PHOTO / PATRICK SEEGER GERMANY OUT , The landmark sculpture entitled 'Angel of the North' by British artist Antony Gormley stands amongst snow near Gateshead, in north-east England, on November 28, 2010 . Parts of Britain were blanketed in up to 35 centimetres (13 inches) of snow, causing air and road disruption, in the earliest widespread snowfall for 17 years. AFP PHOTO/ANDREW YATES , Groundstaff clear snow from the pitch prior to the English Premier League football match between Newcastle and Chelsea at St James Park, Newcastle, north-east England on November 28, 2010. AFP PHOTO/ANDREW YATES. FOR EDITORIAL USE Additional licence required for any commercial/promotional use or use on TV or internet (except identical online version of newspaper) of Premier League/Football League photos. Tel DataCo +44 207 2981656. Do not alter/modify photo , Moldovan acting-president Mihai Ghimpu (L) looks at a list at a polling station in Chisinau on November 28, 2010. Moldova vote in a parliamentary election that aims to end a prolonged power vacuum in Europe's poorest country as it seeks to establish EU membership and sustainable growth. The election pits two familiar rivals: a weak ruling coalition of liberal forces and a Community Party that is just strong enough to block the selection of a president to pull the struggling country further from its Soviet past. AFP PHOTO / VADIM DENISOV , The landscape is covered in snow on November 28, 2010 at the Grosser Feldberg mountain in the western Taunus region. Meteorologists forecast further snowfalls and cold temperatures for the following days. AFP PHOTO ARNE DEDERT GERMANY OUT , People dressed as St. Nicholas (2nd R), a knave in a traditional Bavarian woman's dress (2nd L), two Gangerl (L and R) and Buttenmandl (behind) make their way through the snow during the traditional Buttenmandl-Parade near the village of Bischofswiesen-Loipl, southern Germany, on November 28, 2010. On the first Sunday of the Advent season, St. Nicholas is traditionally accompanied by twelve Buttenmandls and a knave when they go from house to house to give small presents to the children. Only unmarried men are allowed to parade as Buttenmandls, who are completely covered in straw and wear animal masks and cow bells. AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOF STACHE , A woman pulls her daughter sitting on a sledge through the snow-covered Orangerie park on November 29, 2010 in Strasbourg, eastern France. AFP PHOTO/FREDERICK FLORIN , A stork stands on a snow covered roof at the Orangerie park on November 29, 2010 in Strasbourg, eastern France. AFP PHOTO/FREDERICK FLORIN , Picture of snow covered flowers taken on November 29, 2010 at the Orangerie park in Strasbourg, eastern France. AFP PHOTO/FREDERICK FLORIN , Snow covers the Theatre Square in Dresden, eastern Germany, on November 29, 2010, as temperatures in the whole country fell under zero degrees celsius. AFP PHOTO / MATTHIAS HIEKEL GERMANY OUT , People walk in the snow covered Pepiniere garden, on November 29, 2010 in Nancy northeastern France. AFP PHOTO / JEAN-CHRISTOPHE VERHAEGEN , People walk in the snow covered Stanislas square, on November 29, 2010 in Nancy northeastern France. AFP PHOTO / JEAN-CHRISTOPHE VERHAEGEN , Snow covers a street lamp and a statue at the Theatre Square in Dresden, eastern Germany, on November 29, 2010, as temperatures in the whole country fell under zero degrees celsius. AFP PHOTO / MATTHIAS HIEKEL GERMANY OUT , People cross a street as the first snow of the season falls in Warsaw on November 29, 2010. Poland has been hit by its first major snowstorm of the season, snarling traffic and causing flight cancellations at Warsaw's Frederic Chopin International airport. Parts of Britain experienced record low temperatures overnight, including minus 17 Celsius in Wales, forecasters said Sunday amid warnings of more heavy snow to come. AFP PHOTO / JANEK SKARZYNSKI , Women protect themselves from the wind and falling snow as they walk along a street as the first snow of the season falls in Warsaw on November 29, 2010. Poland has been hit by its first major snowstorm of the season, snarling traffic and causing flight cancellations at Warsaw's Frederic Chopin International airport. Parts of Britain experienced record low temperatures overnight, including minus 17 Celsius in Wales, forecasters said Sunday amid warnings of more heavy snow to come. AFP PHOTO / JANEK SKARZYNSKI , Women A man crosses a street as the first snow of the season falls in Warsaw on November 29, 2010. Poland has been hit by its first major snowstorm of the season, snarling traffic and causing flight cancellations at Warsaw's Frederic Chopin International airport. Parts of Britain experienced record low temperatures overnight, including minus 17 Celsius in Wales, forecasters said Sunday amid warnings of more heavy snow to come. AFP PHOTO / JANEK SKARZYNSKI , A child plays in the snow as the first snow of the season falls in Warsaw on November 29, 2010. Poland has been hit by its first major snowstorm of the season, snarling traffic and causing flight cancellations at Warsaw's Frederic Chopin International airport. Parts of Britain experienced record low temperatures overnight, including minus 17 Celsius in Wales, forecasters said Sunday amid warnings of more heavy snow to come. AFP PHOTO / JANEK SKARZYNSKI , Children play in the snow as the first snow of the season falls in Warsaw on November 29, 2010. Poland has been hit by its first major snowstorm of the season, snarling traffic and causing flight cancellations at Warsaw's Frederic Chopin International airport. Parts of Britain experienced record low temperatures overnight, including minus 17 Celsius in Wales, forecasters said Sunday amid warnings of more heavy snow to come. AFP PHOTO / JANEK SKARZYNSKI , Children play in the snow as the first snow of the season falls in Warsaw on November 29, 2010. Poland has been hit by its first major snowstorm of the season, snarling traffic and causing flight cancellations at Warsaw's Frederic Chopin International airport. Parts of Britain experienced record low temperatures overnight, including minus 17 Celsius in Wales, forecasters said Sunday amid warnings of more heavy snow to come. AFP PHOTO / JANEK SKARZYNSKI
A man walks past an imprint of a hand in a heart drawn in the snow on a rock by the banks of the Yalu River in Dandong on November 27, 2010 in northeast China's Liaoning province, with the North Korean border town of Siniuju connected on the opposite side of the Sino-Korean Friendship Bridge in background after a night of snowfall. The United States has sought to reassure China over joint US-South Korean military exercises, with the Pentagon insisting the war games were "not directed" at Beijing with the four-day exercises starting November 28 coming in the wake of North Korea's artillery bombardment of a South Korean island. AFP PHOTO / Frederic J. BROWN , A cyclist rides along a snow covered street in Den Bosch on November 27, 2010. Several parts of Europe experienced their first snowfall of the winter. AFP PHOTO/ANP/MARCEL ANTONISSE netherlands out - belgium out , Cross-country skiers make their way across the snow-covered landscape near the northern German town of Sonnenberg on November 27, 2010. Many parts of the country are experiencing cold weather with snowfall. AFP PHOTO / FRANK MAY GERMANY OUT , A woman pulls a child on a sledge through the snow-covered landscape near the northern German town of Sonnenberg on November 27, 2010. Many parts of the country are experiencing cold weather with snowfall. AFP PHOTO / FRANK MAY GERMANY OUT , Cars and trucks drive on the snowy A20 highway on November 27, 2010 near Razes, central France. Due to snow and black ice, the road traffic is difficult today in some French regions. AFP PHOTO PASCAL LACHENAUD , A sign-post is covered by snow and ice at the southern German Feldberg Mountain on November 27, 2010. Many parts of the country are experiencing cold weather with snowfall. AFP PHOTO / PATRICK SEEGER GERMANY OUT , The landmark sculpture entitled 'Angel of the North' by British artist Antony Gormley stands amongst snow near Gateshead, in north-east England, on November 28, 2010 . Parts of Britain were blanketed in up to 35 centimetres (13 inches) of snow, causing air and road disruption, in the earliest widespread snowfall for 17 years. AFP PHOTO/ANDREW YATES , Groundstaff clear snow from the pitch prior to the English Premier League football match between Newcastle and Chelsea at St James Park, Newcastle, north-east England on November 28, 2010. AFP PHOTO/ANDREW YATES. FOR EDITORIAL USE Additional licence required for any commercial/promotional use or use on TV or internet (except identical online version of newspaper) of Premier League/Football League photos. Tel DataCo +44 207 2981656. Do not alter/modify photo , Moldovan acting-president Mihai Ghimpu (L) looks at a list at a polling station in Chisinau on November 28, 2010. Moldova vote in a parliamentary election that aims to end a prolonged power vacuum in Europe's poorest country as it seeks to establish EU membership and sustainable growth. The election pits two familiar rivals: a weak ruling coalition of liberal forces and a Community Party that is just strong enough to block the selection of a president to pull the struggling country further from its Soviet past. AFP PHOTO / VADIM DENISOV , The landscape is covered in snow on November 28, 2010 at the Grosser Feldberg mountain in the western Taunus region. Meteorologists forecast further snowfalls and cold temperatures for the following days. AFP PHOTO ARNE DEDERT GERMANY OUT , People dressed as St. Nicholas (2nd R), a knave in a traditional Bavarian woman's dress (2nd L), two Gangerl (L and R) and Buttenmandl (behind) make their way through the snow during the traditional Buttenmandl-Parade near the village of Bischofswiesen-Loipl, southern Germany, on November 28, 2010. On the first Sunday of the Advent season, St. Nicholas is traditionally accompanied by twelve Buttenmandls and a knave when they go from house to house to give small presents to the children. Only unmarried men are allowed to parade as Buttenmandls, who are completely covered in straw and wear animal masks and cow bells. AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOF STACHE , A woman pulls her daughter sitting on a sledge through the snow-covered Orangerie park on November 29, 2010 in Strasbourg, eastern France. AFP PHOTO/FREDERICK FLORIN , A stork stands on a snow covered roof at the Orangerie park on November 29, 2010 in Strasbourg, eastern France. AFP PHOTO/FREDERICK FLORIN , Picture of snow covered flowers taken on November 29, 2010 at the Orangerie park in Strasbourg, eastern France. AFP PHOTO/FREDERICK FLORIN , Snow covers the Theatre Square in Dresden, eastern Germany, on November 29, 2010, as temperatures in the whole country fell under zero degrees celsius. AFP PHOTO / MATTHIAS HIEKEL GERMANY OUT , People walk in the snow covered Pepiniere garden, on November 29, 2010 in Nancy northeastern France. AFP PHOTO / JEAN-CHRISTOPHE VERHAEGEN , People walk in the snow covered Stanislas square, on November 29, 2010 in Nancy northeastern France. AFP PHOTO / JEAN-CHRISTOPHE VERHAEGEN , Snow covers a street lamp and a statue at the Theatre Square in Dresden, eastern Germany, on November 29, 2010, as temperatures in the whole country fell under zero degrees celsius. AFP PHOTO / MATTHIAS HIEKEL GERMANY OUT , People cross a street as the first snow of the season falls in Warsaw on November 29, 2010. Poland has been hit by its first major snowstorm of the season, snarling traffic and causing flight cancellations at Warsaw's Frederic Chopin International airport. Parts of Britain experienced record low temperatures overnight, including minus 17 Celsius in Wales, forecasters said Sunday amid warnings of more heavy snow to come. AFP PHOTO / JANEK SKARZYNSKI , Women protect themselves from the wind and falling snow as they walk along a street as the first snow of the season falls in Warsaw on November 29, 2010. Poland has been hit by its first major snowstorm of the season, snarling traffic and causing flight cancellations at Warsaw's Frederic Chopin International airport. Parts of Britain experienced record low temperatures overnight, including minus 17 Celsius in Wales, forecasters said Sunday amid warnings of more heavy snow to come. AFP PHOTO / JANEK SKARZYNSKI , Women A man crosses a street as the first snow of the season falls in Warsaw on November 29, 2010. Poland has been hit by its first major snowstorm of the season, snarling traffic and causing flight cancellations at Warsaw's Frederic Chopin International airport. Parts of Britain experienced record low temperatures overnight, including minus 17 Celsius in Wales, forecasters said Sunday amid warnings of more heavy snow to come. AFP PHOTO / JANEK SKARZYNSKI , A child plays in the snow as the first snow of the season falls in Warsaw on November 29, 2010. Poland has been hit by its first major snowstorm of the season, snarling traffic and causing flight cancellations at Warsaw's Frederic Chopin International airport. Parts of Britain experienced record low temperatures overnight, including minus 17 Celsius in Wales, forecasters said Sunday amid warnings of more heavy snow to come. AFP PHOTO / JANEK SKARZYNSKI , Children play in the snow as the first snow of the season falls in Warsaw on November 29, 2010. Poland has been hit by its first major snowstorm of the season, snarling traffic and causing flight cancellations at Warsaw's Frederic Chopin International airport. Parts of Britain experienced record low temperatures overnight, including minus 17 Celsius in Wales, forecasters said Sunday amid warnings of more heavy snow to come. AFP PHOTO / JANEK SKARZYNSKI , Children play in the snow as the first snow of the season falls in Warsaw on November 29, 2010. Poland has been hit by its first major snowstorm of the season, snarling traffic and causing flight cancellations at Warsaw's Frederic Chopin International airport. Parts of Britain experienced record low temperatures overnight, including minus 17 Celsius in Wales, forecasters said Sunday amid warnings of more heavy snow to come. AFP PHOTO / JANEK SKARZYNSKI , Cars drive a street as the first snow of the season blankets Warsaw on November 29, 2010. Poland has been hit by its first major snowstorm of the season, snarling traffic and causing flight cancellations at Warsaw's Frederic Chopin International airport. Parts of Britain experienced record low temperatures overnight, including minus 17 Celsius in Wales, forecasters said Sunday amid warnings of more heavy snow to come. AFP PHOTO / JANEK SKARZYNSKI , A woman draws up her shawl as she walks as the first snow of the season falls in Warsaw on November 29, 2010. Poland has been hit by its first major snowstorm of the season, snarling traffic and causing flight cancellations at Warsaw's Frederic Chopin International airport. Parts of Britain experienced record low temperatures overnight, including minus 17 Celsius in Wales, forecasters said Sunday amid warnings of more heavy snow to come. AFP PHOTO / JANEK SKARZYNSKI , A man is walking in a street covered of snow, on November 29, 2010 in Vannes, western France. Temperatures are set to plummet in France this week, as snow falls across much of the country. AFP PHOTO DAMIEN MEYER , Schoolchilds walk on a snow covered street as they leave their school, on November 30, 2010 in Saint-Germain-Lembron, eastern France. AFP PHOTO THIERRY ZOCCOLAN , Street lights coved in snow and ice can be seen near the central German Feldberg mountain on November 30, 2010. Many parts of the country are experiencing cold weather with snowfall. AFP PHOTO / ROLF HAID GERMANY OUT , A snow covered foutain is pictured in front of Orleans' cathedral on November 30, 2010 in Orleans, following a night with temperatures below - 15°C, breaking the 1956 record for this region at this similar period of the year. AFP PHOTO/ALAIN JOCARD , A man runs through the snow near Hexham in north-east England, on November 25, 2010. The first flakes of this winter's snow fell overnight Wednesday, with more expected to follow. AFP PHOTO / ANDREW YATES , A car is driven along a snow covered road near Hexham, in north-east England, on November 25, 2010. The first flakes of this winter's snow fell overnight Wednesday, with more expected to follow. AFP PHOTO / ANDREW YATES , Snow falls over a farmhouse near Hexham, in north-east England, on November 25, 2010. The first flakes of this winter's snow fell overnight Wednesday, with more expected to follow. AFP PHOTO / ANDREW YATES , Frozen snow clings to halms on the Auerberg mountain near Stoetten, southwestern Germany. Meteorologists forecast temperatures below the freezing point to the southern Allgaeu region. AFP PHOTO KARL-JOSEF HILDENBRAND GERMANY OUT , Two benches standing in front of an Alps panorama are covered in snow November 25, 2010 on the Auerberg mountain near Stoetten, southwestern Germany. Meteorologists forecast temperatures below the freezing point to the southern Allgaeu region. AFP PHOTO KARL-JOSEF HILDENBRAND GERMANY OUT , A couple walks through the snow-covered landscape on the Kahler Asten mountain near Winterberg, western Germany, on November 25, 2010. The western German winter sports resort expects more snowfalls and temperatures below the freezing point, so that winter sports enthousiasts are hoping that the season will open soon. AFP PHOTO JULIAN STRATENSCHULTE GERMANY OUT , A woman walks in the middle of the concrete steles of the monument for the murdered Jews of Europe, which are is covered in a light layer of snow in Berlin on November 26, 2010. AFP PHOTO / JOHN MACDOUGALL
A man walks past an imprint of a hand in a heart drawn in the snow on a rock by the banks of the Yalu River in Dandong on November 27, 2010 in northeast China's Liaoning province, with the North Korean border town of Siniuju connected on the opposite side of the Sino-Korean Friendship Bridge in background after a night of snowfall. The United States has sought to reassure China over joint US-South Korean military exercises, with the Pentagon insisting the war games were "not directed" at Beijing with the four-day exercises starting November 28 coming in the wake of North Korea's artillery bombardment of a South Korean island. AFP PHOTO / Frederic J. BROWN , A cyclist rides along a snow covered street in Den Bosch on November 27, 2010. Several parts of Europe experienced their first snowfall of the winter. AFP PHOTO/ANP/MARCEL ANTONISSE netherlands out - belgium out , Cross-country skiers make their way across the snow-covered landscape near the northern German town of Sonnenberg on November 27, 2010. Many parts of the country are experiencing cold weather with snowfall. AFP PHOTO / FRANK MAY GERMANY OUT , A woman pulls a child on a sledge through the snow-covered landscape near the northern German town of Sonnenberg on November 27, 2010. Many parts of the country are experiencing cold weather with snowfall. AFP PHOTO / FRANK MAY GERMANY OUT , Cars and trucks drive on the snowy A20 highway on November 27, 2010 near Razes, central France. Due to snow and black ice, the road traffic is difficult today in some French regions. AFP PHOTO PASCAL LACHENAUD , A sign-post is covered by snow and ice at the southern German Feldberg Mountain on November 27, 2010. Many parts of the country are experiencing cold weather with snowfall. AFP PHOTO / PATRICK SEEGER GERMANY OUT , The landmark sculpture entitled 'Angel of the North' by British artist Antony Gormley stands amongst snow near Gateshead, in north-east England, on November 28, 2010 . Parts of Britain were blanketed in up to 35 centimetres (13 inches) of snow, causing air and road disruption, in the earliest widespread snowfall for 17 years. AFP PHOTO/ANDREW YATES , Groundstaff clear snow from the pitch prior to the English Premier League football match between Newcastle and Chelsea at St James Park, Newcastle, north-east England on November 28, 2010. AFP PHOTO/ANDREW YATES. FOR EDITORIAL USE Additional licence required for any commercial/promotional use or use on TV or internet (except identical online version of newspaper) of Premier League/Football League photos. Tel DataCo +44 207 2981656. Do not alter/modify photo , Moldovan acting-president Mihai Ghimpu (L) looks at a list at a polling station in Chisinau on November 28, 2010. Moldova vote in a parliamentary election that aims to end a prolonged power vacuum in Europe's poorest country as it seeks to establish EU membership and sustainable growth. The election pits two familiar rivals: a weak ruling coalition of liberal forces and a Community Party that is just strong enough to block the selection of a president to pull the struggling country further from its Soviet past. AFP PHOTO / VADIM DENISOV , The landscape is covered in snow on November 28, 2010 at the Grosser Feldberg mountain in the western Taunus region. Meteorologists forecast further snowfalls and cold temperatures for the following days. AFP PHOTO ARNE DEDERT GERMANY OUT , People dressed as St. Nicholas (2nd R), a knave in a traditional Bavarian woman's dress (2nd L), two Gangerl (L and R) and Buttenmandl (behind) make their way through the snow during the traditional Buttenmandl-Parade near the village of Bischofswiesen-Loipl, southern Germany, on November 28, 2010. On the first Sunday of the Advent season, St. Nicholas is traditionally accompanied by twelve Buttenmandls and a knave when they go from house to house to give small presents to the children. Only unmarried men are allowed to parade as Buttenmandls, who are completely covered in straw and wear animal masks and cow bells. AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOF STACHE , A woman pulls her daughter sitting on a sledge through the snow-covered Orangerie park on November 29, 2010 in Strasbourg, eastern France. AFP PHOTO/FREDERICK FLORIN , A stork stands on a snow covered roof at the Orangerie park on November 29, 2010 in Strasbourg, eastern France. AFP PHOTO/FREDERICK FLORIN , Picture of snow covered flowers taken on November 29, 2010 at the Orangerie park in Strasbourg, eastern France. AFP PHOTO/FREDERICK FLORIN , Snow covers the Theatre Square in Dresden, eastern Germany, on November 29, 2010, as temperatures in the whole country fell under zero degrees celsius. AFP PHOTO / MATTHIAS HIEKEL GERMANY OUT , People walk in the snow covered Pepiniere garden, on November 29, 2010 in Nancy northeastern France. AFP PHOTO / JEAN-CHRISTOPHE VERHAEGEN , People walk in the snow covered Stanislas square, on November 29, 2010 in Nancy northeastern France. AFP PHOTO / JEAN-CHRISTOPHE VERHAEGEN , Snow covers a street lamp and a statue at the Theatre Square in Dresden, eastern Germany, on November 29, 2010, as temperatures in the whole country fell under zero degrees celsius. AFP PHOTO / MATTHIAS HIEKEL GERMANY OUT , People cross a street as the first snow of the season falls in Warsaw on November 29, 2010. Poland has been hit by its first major snowstorm of the season, snarling traffic and causing flight cancellations at Warsaw's Frederic Chopin International airport. Parts of Britain experienced record low temperatures overnight, including minus 17 Celsius in Wales, forecasters said Sunday amid warnings of more heavy snow to come. AFP PHOTO / JANEK SKARZYNSKI , Women protect themselves from the wind and falling snow as they walk along a street as the first snow of the season falls in Warsaw on November 29, 2010. Poland has been hit by its first major snowstorm of the season, snarling traffic and causing flight cancellations at Warsaw's Frederic Chopin International airport. Parts of Britain experienced record low temperatures overnight, including minus 17 Celsius in Wales, forecasters said Sunday amid warnings of more heavy snow to come. AFP PHOTO / JANEK SKARZYNSKI , Women A man crosses a street as the first snow of the season falls in Warsaw on November 29, 2010. Poland has been hit by its first major snowstorm of the season, snarling traffic and causing flight cancellations at Warsaw's Frederic Chopin International airport. Parts of Britain experienced record low temperatures overnight, including minus 17 Celsius in Wales, forecasters said Sunday amid warnings of more heavy snow to come. AFP PHOTO / JANEK SKARZYNSKI , A child plays in the snow as the first snow of the season falls in Warsaw on November 29, 2010. Poland has been hit by its first major snowstorm of the season, snarling traffic and causing flight cancellations at Warsaw's Frederic Chopin International airport. Parts of Britain experienced record low temperatures overnight, including minus 17 Celsius in Wales, forecasters said Sunday amid warnings of more heavy snow to come. AFP PHOTO / JANEK SKARZYNSKI , Children play in the snow as the first snow of the season falls in Warsaw on November 29, 2010. Poland has been hit by its first major snowstorm of the season, snarling traffic and causing flight cancellations at Warsaw's Frederic Chopin International airport. Parts of Britain experienced record low temperatures overnight, including minus 17 Celsius in Wales, forecasters said Sunday amid warnings of more heavy snow to come. AFP PHOTO / JANEK SKARZYNSKI , Children play in the snow as the first snow of the season falls in Warsaw on November 29, 2010. Poland has been hit by its first major snowstorm of the season, snarling traffic and causing flight cancellations at Warsaw's Frederic Chopin International airport. Parts of Britain experienced record low temperatures overnight, including minus 17 Celsius in Wales, forecasters said Sunday amid warnings of more heavy snow to come. AFP PHOTO / JANEK SKARZYNSKI , Cars drive a street as the first snow of the season blankets Warsaw on November 29, 2010. Poland has been hit by its first major snowstorm of the season, snarling traffic and causing flight cancellations at Warsaw's Frederic Chopin International airport. Parts of Britain experienced record low temperatures overnight, including minus 17 Celsius in Wales, forecasters said Sunday amid warnings of more heavy snow to come. AFP PHOTO / JANEK SKARZYNSKI , A woman draws up her shawl as she walks as the first snow of the season falls in Warsaw on November 29, 2010. Poland has been hit by its first major snowstorm of the season, snarling traffic and causing flight cancellations at Warsaw's Frederic Chopin International airport. Parts of Britain experienced record low temperatures overnight, including minus 17 Celsius in Wales, forecasters said Sunday amid warnings of more heavy snow to come. AFP PHOTO / JANEK SKARZYNSKI
A man walks past an imprint of a hand in a heart drawn in the snow on a rock by the banks of the Yalu River in Dandong on November 27, 2010 in northeast China's Liaoning province, with the North Korean border town of Siniuju connected on the opposite side of the Sino-Korean Friendship Bridge in background after a night of snowfall. The United States has sought to reassure China over joint US-South Korean military exercises, with the Pentagon insisting the war games were "not directed" at Beijing with the four-day exercises starting November 28 coming in the wake of North Korea's artillery bombardment of a South Korean island. AFP PHOTO / Frederic J. BROWN , A cyclist rides along a snow covered street in Den Bosch on November 27, 2010. Several parts of Europe experienced their first snowfall of the winter. AFP PHOTO/ANP/MARCEL ANTONISSE netherlands out - belgium out , Cross-country skiers make their way across the snow-covered landscape near the northern German town of Sonnenberg on November 27, 2010. Many parts of the country are experiencing cold weather with snowfall. AFP PHOTO / FRANK MAY GERMANY OUT , A woman pulls a child on a sledge through the snow-covered landscape near the northern German town of Sonnenberg on November 27, 2010. Many parts of the country are experiencing cold weather with snowfall. AFP PHOTO / FRANK MAY GERMANY OUT , Cars and trucks drive on the snowy A20 highway on November 27, 2010 near Razes, central France. Due to snow and black ice, the road traffic is difficult today in some French regions. AFP PHOTO PASCAL LACHENAUD , A sign-post is covered by snow and ice at the southern German Feldberg Mountain on November 27, 2010. Many parts of the country are experiencing cold weather with snowfall. AFP PHOTO / PATRICK SEEGER GERMANY OUT , The landmark sculpture entitled 'Angel of the North' by British artist Antony Gormley stands amongst snow near Gateshead, in north-east England, on November 28, 2010 . Parts of Britain were blanketed in up to 35 centimetres (13 inches) of snow, causing air and road disruption, in the earliest widespread snowfall for 17 years. AFP PHOTO/ANDREW YATES , Groundstaff clear snow from the pitch prior to the English Premier League football match between Newcastle and Chelsea at St James Park, Newcastle, north-east England on November 28, 2010. AFP PHOTO/ANDREW YATES. FOR EDITORIAL USE Additional licence required for any commercial/promotional use or use on TV or internet (except identical online version of newspaper) of Premier League/Football League photos. Tel DataCo +44 207 2981656. Do not alter/modify photo , Moldovan acting-president Mihai Ghimpu (L) looks at a list at a polling station in Chisinau on November 28, 2010. Moldova vote in a parliamentary election that aims to end a prolonged power vacuum in Europe's poorest country as it seeks to establish EU membership and sustainable growth. The election pits two familiar rivals: a weak ruling coalition of liberal forces and a Community Party that is just strong enough to block the selection of a president to pull the struggling country further from its Soviet past. AFP PHOTO / VADIM DENISOV , The landscape is covered in snow on November 28, 2010 at the Grosser Feldberg mountain in the western Taunus region. Meteorologists forecast further snowfalls and cold temperatures for the following days. AFP PHOTO ARNE DEDERT GERMANY OUT , People dressed as St. Nicholas (2nd R), a knave in a traditional Bavarian woman's dress (2nd L), two Gangerl (L and R) and Buttenmandl (behind) make their way through the snow during the traditional Buttenmandl-Parade near the village of Bischofswiesen-Loipl, southern Germany, on November 28, 2010. On the first Sunday of the Advent season, St. Nicholas is traditionally accompanied by twelve Buttenmandls and a knave when they go from house to house to give small presents to the children. Only unmarried men are allowed to parade as Buttenmandls, who are completely covered in straw and wear animal masks and cow bells. AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOF STACHE , A woman pulls her daughter sitting on a sledge through the snow-covered Orangerie park on November 29, 2010 in Strasbourg, eastern France. AFP PHOTO/FREDERICK FLORIN , A stork stands on a snow covered roof at the Orangerie park on November 29, 2010 in Strasbourg, eastern France. AFP PHOTO/FREDERICK FLORIN , Picture of snow covered flowers taken on November 29, 2010 at the Orangerie park in Strasbourg, eastern France. AFP PHOTO/FREDERICK FLORIN , Snow covers the Theatre Square in Dresden, eastern Germany, on November 29, 2010, as temperatures in the whole country fell under zero degrees celsius. AFP PHOTO / MATTHIAS HIEKEL GERMANY OUT , People walk in the snow covered Pepiniere garden, on November 29, 2010 in Nancy northeastern France. AFP PHOTO / JEAN-CHRISTOPHE VERHAEGEN , People walk in the snow covered Stanislas square, on November 29, 2010 in Nancy northeastern France. AFP PHOTO / JEAN-CHRISTOPHE VERHAEGEN , Snow covers a street lamp and a statue at the Theatre Square in Dresden, eastern Germany, on November 29, 2010, as temperatures in the whole country fell under zero degrees celsius. AFP PHOTO / MATTHIAS HIEKEL GERMANY OUT , People cross a street as the first snow of the season falls in Warsaw on November 29, 2010. Poland has been hit by its first major snowstorm of the season, snarling traffic and causing flight cancellations at Warsaw's Frederic Chopin International airport. Parts of Britain experienced record low temperatures overnight, including minus 17 Celsius in Wales, forecasters said Sunday amid warnings of more heavy snow to come. AFP PHOTO / JANEK SKARZYNSKI , Women protect themselves from the wind and falling snow as they walk along a street as the first snow of the season falls in Warsaw on November 29, 2010. Poland has been hit by its first major snowstorm of the season, snarling traffic and causing flight cancellations at Warsaw's Frederic Chopin International airport. Parts of Britain experienced record low temperatures overnight, including minus 17 Celsius in Wales, forecasters said Sunday amid warnings of more heavy snow to come. AFP PHOTO / JANEK SKARZYNSKI , Women A man crosses a street as the first snow of the season falls in Warsaw on November 29, 2010. Poland has been hit by its first major snowstorm of the season, snarling traffic and causing flight cancellations at Warsaw's Frederic Chopin International airport. Parts of Britain experienced record low temperatures overnight, including minus 17 Celsius in Wales, forecasters said Sunday amid warnings of more heavy snow to come. AFP PHOTO / JANEK SKARZYNSKI , A child plays in the snow as the first snow of the season falls in Warsaw on November 29, 2010. Poland has been hit by its first major snowstorm of the season, snarling traffic and causing flight cancellations at Warsaw's Frederic Chopin International airport. Parts of Britain experienced record low temperatures overnight, including minus 17 Celsius in Wales, forecasters said Sunday amid warnings of more heavy snow to come. AFP PHOTO / JANEK SKARZYNSKI , Children play in the snow as the first snow of the season falls in Warsaw on November 29, 2010. Poland has been hit by its first major snowstorm of the season, snarling traffic and causing flight cancellations at Warsaw's Frederic Chopin International airport. Parts of Britain experienced record low temperatures overnight, including minus 17 Celsius in Wales, forecasters said Sunday amid warnings of more heavy snow to come. AFP PHOTO / JANEK SKARZYNSKI , Children play in the snow as the first snow of the season falls in Warsaw on November 29, 2010. Poland has been hit by its first major snowstorm of the season, snarling traffic and causing flight cancellations at Warsaw's Frederic Chopin International airport. Parts of Britain experienced record low temperatures overnight, including minus 17 Celsius in Wales, forecasters said Sunday amid warnings of more heavy snow to come. AFP PHOTO / JANEK SKARZYNSKI , Cars drive a street as the first snow of the season blankets Warsaw on November 29, 2010. Poland has been hit by its first major snowstorm of the season, snarling traffic and causing flight cancellations at Warsaw's Frederic Chopin International airport. Parts of Britain experienced record low temperatures overnight, including minus 17 Celsius in Wales, forecasters said Sunday amid warnings of more heavy snow to come. AFP PHOTO / JANEK SKARZYNSKI , A woman draws up her shawl as she walks as the first snow of the season falls in Warsaw on November 29, 2010. Poland has been hit by its first major snowstorm of the season, snarling traffic and causing flight cancellations at Warsaw's Frederic Chopin International airport. Parts of Britain experienced record low temperatures overnight, including minus 17 Celsius in Wales, forecasters said Sunday amid warnings of more heavy snow to come. AFP PHOTO / JANEK SKARZYNSKI , A man is walking in a street covered of snow, on November 29, 2010 in Vannes, western France. Temperatures are set to plummet in France this week, as snow falls across much of the country. AFP PHOTO DAMIEN MEYER , Schoolchilds walk on a snow covered street as they leave their school, on November 30, 2010 in Saint-Germain-Lembron, eastern France. AFP PHOTO THIERRY ZOCCOLAN , Street lights coved in snow and ice can be seen near the central German Feldberg mountain on November 30, 2010. Many parts of the country are experiencing cold weather with snowfall. AFP PHOTO / ROLF HAID GERMANY OUT , A snow covered foutain is pictured in front of Orleans' cathedral on November 30, 2010 in Orleans, following a night with temperatures below - 15°C, breaking the 1956 record for this region at this similar period of the year. AFP PHOTO/ALAIN JOCARD , A man runs through the snow near Hexham in north-east England, on November 25, 2010. The first flakes of this winter's snow fell overnight Wednesday, with more expected to follow. AFP PHOTO / ANDREW YATES , A car is driven along a snow covered road near Hexham, in north-east England, on November 25, 2010. The first flakes of this winter's snow fell overnight Wednesday, with more expected to follow. AFP PHOTO / ANDREW YATES , Snow falls over a farmhouse near Hexham, in north-east England, on November 25, 2010. The first flakes of this winter's snow fell overnight Wednesday, with more expected to follow. AFP PHOTO / ANDREW YATES , Frozen snow clings to halms on the Auerberg mountain near Stoetten, southwestern Germany. Meteorologists forecast temperatures below the freezing point to the southern Allgaeu region. AFP PHOTO KARL-JOSEF HILDENBRAND GERMANY OUT
A man walks past an imprint of a hand in a heart drawn in the snow on a rock by the banks of the Yalu River in Dandong on November 27, 2010 in northeast China's Liaoning province, with the North Korean border town of Siniuju connected on the opposite side of the Sino-Korean Friendship Bridge in background after a night of snowfall. The United States has sought to reassure China over joint US-South Korean military exercises, with the Pentagon insisting the war games were "not directed" at Beijing with the four-day exercises starting November 28 coming in the wake of North Korea's artillery bombardment of a South Korean island. AFP PHOTO / Frederic J. BROWN , A cyclist rides along a snow covered street in Den Bosch on November 27, 2010. Several parts of Europe experienced their first snowfall of the winter. AFP PHOTO/ANP/MARCEL ANTONISSE netherlands out - belgium out , Cross-country skiers make their way across the snow-covered landscape near the northern German town of Sonnenberg on November 27, 2010. Many parts of the country are experiencing cold weather with snowfall. AFP PHOTO / FRANK MAY GERMANY OUT , A woman pulls a child on a sledge through the snow-covered landscape near the northern German town of Sonnenberg on November 27, 2010. Many parts of the country are experiencing cold weather with snowfall. AFP PHOTO / FRANK MAY GERMANY OUT , Cars and trucks drive on the snowy A20 highway on November 27, 2010 near Razes, central France. Due to snow and black ice, the road traffic is difficult today in some French regions. AFP PHOTO PASCAL LACHENAUD , A sign-post is covered by snow and ice at the southern German Feldberg Mountain on November 27, 2010. Many parts of the country are experiencing cold weather with snowfall. AFP PHOTO / PATRICK SEEGER GERMANY OUT , The landmark sculpture entitled 'Angel of the North' by British artist Antony Gormley stands amongst snow near Gateshead, in north-east England, on November 28, 2010 . Parts of Britain were blanketed in up to 35 centimetres (13 inches) of snow, causing air and road disruption, in the earliest widespread snowfall for 17 years. AFP PHOTO/ANDREW YATES , Groundstaff clear snow from the pitch prior to the English Premier League football match between Newcastle and Chelsea at St James Park, Newcastle, north-east England on November 28, 2010. AFP PHOTO/ANDREW YATES. FOR EDITORIAL USE Additional licence required for any commercial/promotional use or use on TV or internet (except identical online version of newspaper) of Premier League/Football League photos. Tel DataCo +44 207 2981656. Do not alter/modify photo , Moldovan acting-president Mihai Ghimpu (L) looks at a list at a polling station in Chisinau on November 28, 2010. Moldova vote in a parliamentary election that aims to end a prolonged power vacuum in Europe's poorest country as it seeks to establish EU membership and sustainable growth. The election pits two familiar rivals: a weak ruling coalition of liberal forces and a Community Party that is just strong enough to block the selection of a president to pull the struggling country further from its Soviet past. AFP PHOTO / VADIM DENISOV , The landscape is covered in snow on November 28, 2010 at the Grosser Feldberg mountain in the western Taunus region. Meteorologists forecast further snowfalls and cold temperatures for the following days. AFP PHOTO ARNE DEDERT GERMANY OUT , People dressed as St. Nicholas (2nd R), a knave in a traditional Bavarian woman's dress (2nd L), two Gangerl (L and R) and Buttenmandl (behind) make their way through the snow during the traditional Buttenmandl-Parade near the village of Bischofswiesen-Loipl, southern Germany, on November 28, 2010. On the first Sunday of the Advent season, St. Nicholas is traditionally accompanied by twelve Buttenmandls and a knave when they go from house to house to give small presents to the children. Only unmarried men are allowed to parade as Buttenmandls, who are completely covered in straw and wear animal masks and cow bells. AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOF STACHE , A woman pulls her daughter sitting on a sledge through the snow-covered Orangerie park on November 29, 2010 in Strasbourg, eastern France. AFP PHOTO/FREDERICK FLORIN , A stork stands on a snow covered roof at the Orangerie park on November 29, 2010 in Strasbourg, eastern France. AFP PHOTO/FREDERICK FLORIN , Picture of snow covered flowers taken on November 29, 2010 at the Orangerie park in Strasbourg, eastern France. AFP PHOTO/FREDERICK FLORIN , Snow covers the Theatre Square in Dresden, eastern Germany, on November 29, 2010, as temperatures in the whole country fell under zero degrees celsius. AFP PHOTO / MATTHIAS HIEKEL GERMANY OUT , People walk in the snow covered Pepiniere garden, on November 29, 2010 in Nancy northeastern France. AFP PHOTO / JEAN-CHRISTOPHE VERHAEGEN , People walk in the snow covered Stanislas square, on November 29, 2010 in Nancy northeastern France. AFP PHOTO / JEAN-CHRISTOPHE VERHAEGEN , Snow covers a street lamp and a statue at the Theatre Square in Dresden, eastern Germany, on November 29, 2010, as temperatures in the whole country fell under zero degrees celsius. AFP PHOTO / MATTHIAS HIEKEL GERMANY OUT , People cross a street as the first snow of the season falls in Warsaw on November 29, 2010. Poland has been hit by its first major snowstorm of the season, snarling traffic and causing flight cancellations at Warsaw's Frederic Chopin International airport. Parts of Britain experienced record low temperatures overnight, including minus 17 Celsius in Wales, forecasters said Sunday amid warnings of more heavy snow to come. AFP PHOTO / JANEK SKARZYNSKI , Women protect themselves from the wind and falling snow as they walk along a street as the first snow of the season falls in Warsaw on November 29, 2010. Poland has been hit by its first major snowstorm of the season, snarling traffic and causing flight cancellations at Warsaw's Frederic Chopin International airport. Parts of Britain experienced record low temperatures overnight, including minus 17 Celsius in Wales, forecasters said Sunday amid warnings of more heavy snow to come. AFP PHOTO / JANEK SKARZYNSKI
A man walks past an imprint of a hand in a heart drawn in the snow on a rock by the banks of the Yalu River in Dandong on November 27, 2010 in northeast China's Liaoning province, with the North Korean border town of Siniuju connected on the opposite side of the Sino-Korean Friendship Bridge in background after a night of snowfall. The United States has sought to reassure China over joint US-South Korean military exercises, with the Pentagon insisting the war games were "not directed" at Beijing with the four-day exercises starting November 28 coming in the wake of North Korea's artillery bombardment of a South Korean island. AFP PHOTO / Frederic J. BROWN , A cyclist rides along a snow covered street in Den Bosch on November 27, 2010. Several parts of Europe experienced their first snowfall of the winter. AFP PHOTO/ANP/MARCEL ANTONISSE netherlands out - belgium out , Cross-country skiers make their way across the snow-covered landscape near the northern German town of Sonnenberg on November 27, 2010. Many parts of the country are experiencing cold weather with snowfall. AFP PHOTO / FRANK MAY GERMANY OUT , A woman pulls a child on a sledge through the snow-covered landscape near the northern German town of Sonnenberg on November 27, 2010. Many parts of the country are experiencing cold weather with snowfall. AFP PHOTO / FRANK MAY GERMANY OUT , Cars and trucks drive on the snowy A20 highway on November 27, 2010 near Razes, central France. Due to snow and black ice, the road traffic is difficult today in some French regions. AFP PHOTO PASCAL LACHENAUD , A sign-post is covered by snow and ice at the southern German Feldberg Mountain on November 27, 2010. Many parts of the country are experiencing cold weather with snowfall. AFP PHOTO / PATRICK SEEGER GERMANY OUT , The landmark sculpture entitled 'Angel of the North' by British artist Antony Gormley stands amongst snow near Gateshead, in north-east England, on November 28, 2010 . Parts of Britain were blanketed in up to 35 centimetres (13 inches) of snow, causing air and road disruption, in the earliest widespread snowfall for 17 years. AFP PHOTO/ANDREW YATES , Groundstaff clear snow from the pitch prior to the English Premier League football match between Newcastle and Chelsea at St James Park, Newcastle, north-east England on November 28, 2010. AFP PHOTO/ANDREW YATES. FOR EDITORIAL USE Additional licence required for any commercial/promotional use or use on TV or internet (except identical online version of newspaper) of Premier League/Football League photos. Tel DataCo +44 207 2981656. Do not alter/modify photo
A man walks past an imprint of a hand in a heart drawn in the snow on a rock by the banks of the Yalu River in Dandong on November 27, 2010 in northeast China's Liaoning province, with the North Korean border town of Siniuju connected on the opposite side of the Sino-Korean Friendship Bridge in background after a night of snowfall. The United States has sought to reassure China over joint US-South Korean military exercises, with the Pentagon insisting the war games were "not directed" at Beijing with the four-day exercises starting November 28 coming in the wake of North Korea's artillery bombardment of a South Korean island. AFP PHOTO / Frederic J. BROWN , A cyclist rides along a snow covered street in Den Bosch on November 27, 2010. Several parts of Europe experienced their first snowfall of the winter. AFP PHOTO/ANP/MARCEL ANTONISSE netherlands out - belgium out , Cross-country skiers make their way across the snow-covered landscape near the northern German town of Sonnenberg on November 27, 2010. Many parts of the country are experiencing cold weather with snowfall. AFP PHOTO / FRANK MAY GERMANY OUT , A woman pulls a child on a sledge through the snow-covered landscape near the northern German town of Sonnenberg on November 27, 2010. Many parts of the country are experiencing cold weather with snowfall. AFP PHOTO / FRANK MAY GERMANY OUT , Cars and trucks drive on the snowy A20 highway on November 27, 2010 near Razes, central France. Due to snow and black ice, the road traffic is difficult today in some French regions. AFP PHOTO PASCAL LACHENAUD , A sign-post is covered by snow and ice at the southern German Feldberg Mountain on November 27, 2010. Many parts of the country are experiencing cold weather with snowfall. AFP PHOTO / PATRICK SEEGER GERMANY OUT , The landmark sculpture entitled 'Angel of the North' by British artist Antony Gormley stands amongst snow near Gateshead, in north-east England, on November 28, 2010 . Parts of Britain were blanketed in up to 35 centimetres (13 inches) of snow, causing air and road disruption, in the earliest widespread snowfall for 17 years. AFP PHOTO/ANDREW YATES , Groundstaff clear snow from the pitch prior to the English Premier League football match between Newcastle and Chelsea at St James Park, Newcastle, north-east England on November 28, 2010. AFP PHOTO/ANDREW YATES. FOR EDITORIAL USE Additional licence required for any commercial/promotional use or use on TV or internet (except identical online version of newspaper) of Premier League/Football League photos. Tel DataCo +44 207 2981656. Do not alter/modify photo , Moldovan acting-president Mihai Ghimpu (L) looks at a list at a polling station in Chisinau on November 28, 2010. Moldova vote in a parliamentary election that aims to end a prolonged power vacuum in Europe's poorest country as it seeks to establish EU membership and sustainable growth. The election pits two familiar rivals: a weak ruling coalition of liberal forces and a Community Party that is just strong enough to block the selection of a president to pull the struggling country further from its Soviet past. AFP PHOTO / VADIM DENISOV , The landscape is covered in snow on November 28, 2010 at the Grosser Feldberg mountain in the western Taunus region. Meteorologists forecast further snowfalls and cold temperatures for the following days. AFP PHOTO ARNE DEDERT GERMANY OUT , People dressed as St. Nicholas (2nd R), a knave in a traditional Bavarian woman's dress (2nd L), two Gangerl (L and R) and Buttenmandl (behind) make their way through the snow during the traditional Buttenmandl-Parade near the village of Bischofswiesen-Loipl, southern Germany, on November 28, 2010. On the first Sunday of the Advent season, St. Nicholas is traditionally accompanied by twelve Buttenmandls and a knave when they go from house to house to give small presents to the children. Only unmarried men are allowed to parade as Buttenmandls, who are completely covered in straw and wear animal masks and cow bells. AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOF STACHE , A woman pulls her daughter sitting on a sledge through the snow-covered Orangerie park on November 29, 2010 in Strasbourg, eastern France. AFP PHOTO/FREDERICK FLORIN , A stork stands on a snow covered roof at the Orangerie park on November 29, 2010 in Strasbourg, eastern France. AFP PHOTO/FREDERICK FLORIN , Picture of snow covered flowers taken on November 29, 2010 at the Orangerie park in Strasbourg, eastern France. AFP PHOTO/FREDERICK FLORIN , Snow covers the Theatre Square in Dresden, eastern Germany, on November 29, 2010, as temperatures in the whole country fell under zero degrees celsius. AFP PHOTO / MATTHIAS HIEKEL GERMANY OUT , People walk in the snow covered Pepiniere garden, on November 29, 2010 in Nancy northeastern France. AFP PHOTO / JEAN-CHRISTOPHE VERHAEGEN , People walk in the snow covered Stanislas square, on November 29, 2010 in Nancy northeastern France. AFP PHOTO / JEAN-CHRISTOPHE VERHAEGEN , Snow covers a street lamp and a statue at the Theatre Square in Dresden, eastern Germany, on November 29, 2010, as temperatures in the whole country fell under zero degrees celsius. AFP PHOTO / MATTHIAS HIEKEL GERMANY OUT , People cross a street as the first snow of the season falls in Warsaw on November 29, 2010. Poland has been hit by its first major snowstorm of the season, snarling traffic and causing flight cancellations at Warsaw's Frederic Chopin International airport. Parts of Britain experienced record low temperatures overnight, including minus 17 Celsius in Wales, forecasters said Sunday amid warnings of more heavy snow to come. AFP PHOTO / JANEK SKARZYNSKI , Women protect themselves from the wind and falling snow as they walk along a street as the first snow of the season falls in Warsaw on November 29, 2010. Poland has been hit by its first major snowstorm of the season, snarling traffic and causing flight cancellations at Warsaw's Frederic Chopin International airport. Parts of Britain experienced record low temperatures overnight, including minus 17 Celsius in Wales, forecasters said Sunday amid warnings of more heavy snow to come. AFP PHOTO / JANEK SKARZYNSKI , Women A man crosses a street as the first snow of the season falls in Warsaw on November 29, 2010. Poland has been hit by its first major snowstorm of the season, snarling traffic and causing flight cancellations at Warsaw's Frederic Chopin International airport. Parts of Britain experienced record low temperatures overnight, including minus 17 Celsius in Wales, forecasters said Sunday amid warnings of more heavy snow to come. AFP PHOTO / JANEK SKARZYNSKI
A man walks past an imprint of a hand in a heart drawn in the snow on a rock by the banks of the Yalu River in Dandong on November 27, 2010 in northeast China's Liaoning province, with the North Korean border town of Siniuju connected on the opposite side of the Sino-Korean Friendship Bridge in background after a night of snowfall. The United States has sought to reassure China over joint US-South Korean military exercises, with the Pentagon insisting the war games were "not directed" at Beijing with the four-day exercises starting November 28 coming in the wake of North Korea's artillery bombardment of a South Korean island. AFP PHOTO / Frederic J. BROWN , A cyclist rides along a snow covered street in Den Bosch on November 27, 2010. Several parts of Europe experienced their first snowfall of the winter. AFP PHOTO/ANP/MARCEL ANTONISSE netherlands out - belgium out , Cross-country skiers make their way across the snow-covered landscape near the northern German town of Sonnenberg on November 27, 2010. Many parts of the country are experiencing cold weather with snowfall. AFP PHOTO / FRANK MAY GERMANY OUT , A woman pulls a child on a sledge through the snow-covered landscape near the northern German town of Sonnenberg on November 27, 2010. Many parts of the country are experiencing cold weather with snowfall. AFP PHOTO / FRANK MAY GERMANY OUT , Cars and trucks drive on the snowy A20 highway on November 27, 2010 near Razes, central France. Due to snow and black ice, the road traffic is difficult today in some French regions. AFP PHOTO PASCAL LACHENAUD , A sign-post is covered by snow and ice at the southern German Feldberg Mountain on November 27, 2010. Many parts of the country are experiencing cold weather with snowfall. AFP PHOTO / PATRICK SEEGER GERMANY OUT , The landmark sculpture entitled 'Angel of the North' by British artist Antony Gormley stands amongst snow near Gateshead, in north-east England, on November 28, 2010 . Parts of Britain were blanketed in up to 35 centimetres (13 inches) of snow, causing air and road disruption, in the earliest widespread snowfall for 17 years. AFP PHOTO/ANDREW YATES , Groundstaff clear snow from the pitch prior to the English Premier League football match between Newcastle and Chelsea at St James Park, Newcastle, north-east England on November 28, 2010. AFP PHOTO/ANDREW YATES. FOR EDITORIAL USE Additional licence required for any commercial/promotional use or use on TV or internet (except identical online version of newspaper) of Premier League/Football League photos. Tel DataCo +44 207 2981656. Do not alter/modify photo , Moldovan acting-president Mihai Ghimpu (L) looks at a list at a polling station in Chisinau on November 28, 2010. Moldova vote in a parliamentary election that aims to end a prolonged power vacuum in Europe's poorest country as it seeks to establish EU membership and sustainable growth. The election pits two familiar rivals: a weak ruling coalition of liberal forces and a Community Party that is just strong enough to block the selection of a president to pull the struggling country further from its Soviet past. AFP PHOTO / VADIM DENISOV , The landscape is covered in snow on November 28, 2010 at the Grosser Feldberg mountain in the western Taunus region. Meteorologists forecast further snowfalls and cold temperatures for the following days. AFP PHOTO ARNE DEDERT GERMANY OUT , People dressed as St. Nicholas (2nd R), a knave in a traditional Bavarian woman's dress (2nd L), two Gangerl (L and R) and Buttenmandl (behind) make their way through the snow during the traditional Buttenmandl-Parade near the village of Bischofswiesen-Loipl, southern Germany, on November 28, 2010. On the first Sunday of the Advent season, St. Nicholas is traditionally accompanied by twelve Buttenmandls and a knave when they go from house to house to give small presents to the children. Only unmarried men are allowed to parade as Buttenmandls, who are completely covered in straw and wear animal masks and cow bells. AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOF STACHE , A woman pulls her daughter sitting on a sledge through the snow-covered Orangerie park on November 29, 2010 in Strasbourg, eastern France. AFP PHOTO/FREDERICK FLORIN , A stork stands on a snow covered roof at the Orangerie park on November 29, 2010 in Strasbourg, eastern France. AFP PHOTO/FREDERICK FLORIN , Picture of snow covered flowers taken on November 29, 2010 at the Orangerie park in Strasbourg, eastern France. AFP PHOTO/FREDERICK FLORIN , Snow covers the Theatre Square in Dresden, eastern Germany, on November 29, 2010, as temperatures in the whole country fell under zero degrees celsius. AFP PHOTO / MATTHIAS HIEKEL GERMANY OUT , People walk in the snow covered Pepiniere garden, on November 29, 2010 in Nancy northeastern France. AFP PHOTO / JEAN-CHRISTOPHE VERHAEGEN , People walk in the snow covered Stanislas square, on November 29, 2010 in Nancy northeastern France. AFP PHOTO / JEAN-CHRISTOPHE VERHAEGEN , Snow covers a street lamp and a statue at the Theatre Square in Dresden, eastern Germany, on November 29, 2010, as temperatures in the whole country fell under zero degrees celsius. AFP PHOTO / MATTHIAS HIEKEL GERMANY OUT , People cross a street as the first snow of the season falls in Warsaw on November 29, 2010. Poland has been hit by its first major snowstorm of the season, snarling traffic and causing flight cancellations at Warsaw's Frederic Chopin International airport. Parts of Britain experienced record low temperatures overnight, including minus 17 Celsius in Wales, forecasters said Sunday amid warnings of more heavy snow to come. AFP PHOTO / JANEK SKARZYNSKI , Women protect themselves from the wind and falling snow as they walk along a street as the first snow of the season falls in Warsaw on November 29, 2010. Poland has been hit by its first major snowstorm of the season, snarling traffic and causing flight cancellations at Warsaw's Frederic Chopin International airport. Parts of Britain experienced record low temperatures overnight, including minus 17 Celsius in Wales, forecasters said Sunday amid warnings of more heavy snow to come. AFP PHOTO / JANEK SKARZYNSKI , Women A man crosses a street as the first snow of the season falls in Warsaw on November 29, 2010. Poland has been hit by its first major snowstorm of the season, snarling traffic and causing flight cancellations at Warsaw's Frederic Chopin International airport. Parts of Britain experienced record low temperatures overnight, including minus 17 Celsius in Wales, forecasters said Sunday amid warnings of more heavy snow to come. AFP PHOTO / JANEK SKARZYNSKI , A child plays in the snow as the first snow of the season falls in Warsaw on November 29, 2010. Poland has been hit by its first major snowstorm of the season, snarling traffic and causing flight cancellations at Warsaw's Frederic Chopin International airport. Parts of Britain experienced record low temperatures overnight, including minus 17 Celsius in Wales, forecasters said Sunday amid warnings of more heavy snow to come. AFP PHOTO / JANEK SKARZYNSKI , Children play in the snow as the first snow of the season falls in Warsaw on November 29, 2010. Poland has been hit by its first major snowstorm of the season, snarling traffic and causing flight cancellations at Warsaw's Frederic Chopin International airport. Parts of Britain experienced record low temperatures overnight, including minus 17 Celsius in Wales, forecasters said Sunday amid warnings of more heavy snow to come. AFP PHOTO / JANEK SKARZYNSKI
A man walks past an imprint of a hand in a heart drawn in the snow on a rock by the banks of the Yalu River in Dandong on November 27, 2010 in northeast China's Liaoning province, with the North Korean border town of Siniuju connected on the opposite side of the Sino-Korean Friendship Bridge in background after a night of snowfall. The United States has sought to reassure China over joint US-South Korean military exercises, with the Pentagon insisting the war games were "not directed" at Beijing with the four-day exercises starting November 28 coming in the wake of North Korea's artillery bombardment of a South Korean island. AFP PHOTO / Frederic J. BROWN , A cyclist rides along a snow covered street in Den Bosch on November 27, 2010. Several parts of Europe experienced their first snowfall of the winter. AFP PHOTO/ANP/MARCEL ANTONISSE netherlands out - belgium out , Cross-country skiers make their way across the snow-covered landscape near the northern German town of Sonnenberg on November 27, 2010. Many parts of the country are experiencing cold weather with snowfall. AFP PHOTO / FRANK MAY GERMANY OUT , A woman pulls a child on a sledge through the snow-covered landscape near the northern German town of Sonnenberg on November 27, 2010. Many parts of the country are experiencing cold weather with snowfall. AFP PHOTO / FRANK MAY GERMANY OUT , Cars and trucks drive on the snowy A20 highway on November 27, 2010 near Razes, central France. Due to snow and black ice, the road traffic is difficult today in some French regions. AFP PHOTO PASCAL LACHENAUD , A sign-post is covered by snow and ice at the southern German Feldberg Mountain on November 27, 2010. Many parts of the country are experiencing cold weather with snowfall. AFP PHOTO / PATRICK SEEGER GERMANY OUT , The landmark sculpture entitled 'Angel of the North' by British artist Antony Gormley stands amongst snow near Gateshead, in north-east England, on November 28, 2010 . Parts of Britain were blanketed in up to 35 centimetres (13 inches) of snow, causing air and road disruption, in the earliest widespread snowfall for 17 years. AFP PHOTO/ANDREW YATES , Groundstaff clear snow from the pitch prior to the English Premier League football match between Newcastle and Chelsea at St James Park, Newcastle, north-east England on November 28, 2010. AFP PHOTO/ANDREW YATES. FOR EDITORIAL USE Additional licence required for any commercial/promotional use or use on TV or internet (except identical online version of newspaper) of Premier League/Football League photos. Tel DataCo +44 207 2981656. Do not alter/modify photo , Moldovan acting-president Mihai Ghimpu (L) looks at a list at a polling station in Chisinau on November 28, 2010. Moldova vote in a parliamentary election that aims to end a prolonged power vacuum in Europe's poorest country as it seeks to establish EU membership and sustainable growth. The election pits two familiar rivals: a weak ruling coalition of liberal forces and a Community Party that is just strong enough to block the selection of a president to pull the struggling country further from its Soviet past. AFP PHOTO / VADIM DENISOV , The landscape is covered in snow on November 28, 2010 at the Grosser Feldberg mountain in the western Taunus region. Meteorologists forecast further snowfalls and cold temperatures for the following days. AFP PHOTO ARNE DEDERT GERMANY OUT , People dressed as St. Nicholas (2nd R), a knave in a traditional Bavarian woman's dress (2nd L), two Gangerl (L and R) and Buttenmandl (behind) make their way through the snow during the traditional Buttenmandl-Parade near the village of Bischofswiesen-Loipl, southern Germany, on November 28, 2010. On the first Sunday of the Advent season, St. Nicholas is traditionally accompanied by twelve Buttenmandls and a knave when they go from house to house to give small presents to the children. Only unmarried men are allowed to parade as Buttenmandls, who are completely covered in straw and wear animal masks and cow bells. AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOF STACHE , A woman pulls her daughter sitting on a sledge through the snow-covered Orangerie park on November 29, 2010 in Strasbourg, eastern France. AFP PHOTO/FREDERICK FLORIN , A stork stands on a snow covered roof at the Orangerie park on November 29, 2010 in Strasbourg, eastern France. AFP PHOTO/FREDERICK FLORIN , Picture of snow covered flowers taken on November 29, 2010 at the Orangerie park in Strasbourg, eastern France. AFP PHOTO/FREDERICK FLORIN , Snow covers the Theatre Square in Dresden, eastern Germany, on November 29, 2010, as temperatures in the whole country fell under zero degrees celsius. AFP PHOTO / MATTHIAS HIEKEL GERMANY OUT , People walk in the snow covered Pepiniere garden, on November 29, 2010 in Nancy northeastern France. AFP PHOTO / JEAN-CHRISTOPHE VERHAEGEN , People walk in the snow covered Stanislas square, on November 29, 2010 in Nancy northeastern France. AFP PHOTO / JEAN-CHRISTOPHE VERHAEGEN , Snow covers a street lamp and a statue at the Theatre Square in Dresden, eastern Germany, on November 29, 2010, as temperatures in the whole country fell under zero degrees celsius. AFP PHOTO / MATTHIAS HIEKEL GERMANY OUT , People cross a street as the first snow of the season falls in Warsaw on November 29, 2010. Poland has been hit by its first major snowstorm of the season, snarling traffic and causing flight cancellations at Warsaw's Frederic Chopin International airport. Parts of Britain experienced record low temperatures overnight, including minus 17 Celsius in Wales, forecasters said Sunday amid warnings of more heavy snow to come. AFP PHOTO / JANEK SKARZYNSKI , Women protect themselves from the wind and falling snow as they walk along a street as the first snow of the season falls in Warsaw on November 29, 2010. Poland has been hit by its first major snowstorm of the season, snarling traffic and causing flight cancellations at Warsaw's Frederic Chopin International airport. Parts of Britain experienced record low temperatures overnight, including minus 17 Celsius in Wales, forecasters said Sunday amid warnings of more heavy snow to come. AFP PHOTO / JANEK SKARZYNSKI , Women A man crosses a street as the first snow of the season falls in Warsaw on November 29, 2010. Poland has been hit by its first major snowstorm of the season, snarling traffic and causing flight cancellations at Warsaw's Frederic Chopin International airport. Parts of Britain experienced record low temperatures overnight, including minus 17 Celsius in Wales, forecasters said Sunday amid warnings of more heavy snow to come. AFP PHOTO / JANEK SKARZYNSKI , A child plays in the snow as the first snow of the season falls in Warsaw on November 29, 2010. Poland has been hit by its first major snowstorm of the season, snarling traffic and causing flight cancellations at Warsaw's Frederic Chopin International airport. Parts of Britain experienced record low temperatures overnight, including minus 17 Celsius in Wales, forecasters said Sunday amid warnings of more heavy snow to come. AFP PHOTO / JANEK SKARZYNSKI , Children play in the snow as the first snow of the season falls in Warsaw on November 29, 2010. Poland has been hit by its first major snowstorm of the season, snarling traffic and causing flight cancellations at Warsaw's Frederic Chopin International airport. Parts of Britain experienced record low temperatures overnight, including minus 17 Celsius in Wales, forecasters said Sunday amid warnings of more heavy snow to come. AFP PHOTO / JANEK SKARZYNSKI , Children play in the snow as the first snow of the season falls in Warsaw on November 29, 2010. Poland has been hit by its first major snowstorm of the season, snarling traffic and causing flight cancellations at Warsaw's Frederic Chopin International airport. Parts of Britain experienced record low temperatures overnight, including minus 17 Celsius in Wales, forecasters said Sunday amid warnings of more heavy snow to come. AFP PHOTO / JANEK SKARZYNSKI , Cars drive a street as the first snow of the season blankets Warsaw on November 29, 2010. Poland has been hit by its first major snowstorm of the season, snarling traffic and causing flight cancellations at Warsaw's Frederic Chopin International airport. Parts of Britain experienced record low temperatures overnight, including minus 17 Celsius in Wales, forecasters said Sunday amid warnings of more heavy snow to come. AFP PHOTO / JANEK SKARZYNSKI , A woman draws up her shawl as she walks as the first snow of the season falls in Warsaw on November 29, 2010. Poland has been hit by its first major snowstorm of the season, snarling traffic and causing flight cancellations at Warsaw's Frederic Chopin International airport. Parts of Britain experienced record low temperatures overnight, including minus 17 Celsius in Wales, forecasters said Sunday amid warnings of more heavy snow to come. AFP PHOTO / JANEK SKARZYNSKI , A man is walking in a street covered of snow, on November 29, 2010 in Vannes, western France. Temperatures are set to plummet in France this week, as snow falls across much of the country. AFP PHOTO DAMIEN MEYER , Schoolchilds walk on a snow covered street as they leave their school, on November 30, 2010 in Saint-Germain-Lembron, eastern France. AFP PHOTO THIERRY ZOCCOLAN , Street lights coved in snow and ice can be seen near the central German Feldberg mountain on November 30, 2010. Many parts of the country are experiencing cold weather with snowfall. AFP PHOTO / ROLF HAID GERMANY OUT , A snow covered foutain is pictured in front of Orleans' cathedral on November 30, 2010 in Orleans, following a night with temperatures below - 15°C, breaking the 1956 record for this region at this similar period of the year. AFP PHOTO/ALAIN JOCARD , A man runs through the snow near Hexham in north-east England, on November 25, 2010. The first flakes of this winter's snow fell overnight Wednesday, with more expected to follow. AFP PHOTO / ANDREW YATES , A car is driven along a snow covered road near Hexham, in north-east England, on November 25, 2010. The first flakes of this winter's snow fell overnight Wednesday, with more expected to follow. AFP PHOTO / ANDREW YATES , Snow falls over a farmhouse near Hexham, in north-east England, on November 25, 2010. The first flakes of this winter's snow fell overnight Wednesday, with more expected to follow. AFP PHOTO / ANDREW YATES , Frozen snow clings to halms on the Auerberg mountain near Stoetten, southwestern Germany. Meteorologists forecast temperatures below the freezing point to the southern Allgaeu region. AFP PHOTO KARL-JOSEF HILDENBRAND GERMANY OUT , Two benches standing in front of an Alps panorama are covered in snow November 25, 2010 on the Auerberg mountain near Stoetten, southwestern Germany. Meteorologists forecast temperatures below the freezing point to the southern Allgaeu region. AFP PHOTO KARL-JOSEF HILDENBRAND GERMANY OUT , A couple walks through the snow-covered landscape on the Kahler Asten mountain near Winterberg, western Germany, on November 25, 2010. The western German winter sports resort expects more snowfalls and temperatures below the freezing point, so that winter sports enthousiasts are hoping that the season will open soon. AFP PHOTO JULIAN STRATENSCHULTE GERMANY OUT , A woman walks in the middle of the concrete steles of the monument for the murdered Jews of Europe, which are is covered in a light layer of snow in Berlin on November 26, 2010. AFP PHOTO / JOHN MACDOUGALL , Pedestrians walk in a street during a snowfall in Caen, northwestern France, on November 25, 2010. Due to snow and black ice, the road traffic is difficult today in some French regions. AFP PHOTO/KENZO TRIBOUILLARD , Pedestrians shelter under umbrellas during a snowfall in Caen, northwestern France, on November 25, 2010. Due to snow and black ice, the road traffic is difficult today in some French regions. AFP PHOTO/KENZO TRIBOUILLARD , Pedestrians shelter under umbrellas during a snowfall in Caen, northwestern France, on November 25, 2010. Due to snow and black ice, the road traffic is difficult today in some French regions. AFP PHOTO/KENZO TRIBOUILLARD
A man walks past an imprint of a hand in a heart drawn in the snow on a rock by the banks of the Yalu River in Dandong on November 27, 2010 in northeast China's Liaoning province, with the North Korean border town of Siniuju connected on the opposite side of the Sino-Korean Friendship Bridge in background after a night of snowfall. The United States has sought to reassure China over joint US-South Korean military exercises, with the Pentagon insisting the war games were "not directed" at Beijing with the four-day exercises starting November 28 coming in the wake of North Korea's artillery bombardment of a South Korean island. AFP PHOTO / Frederic J. BROWN , A cyclist rides along a snow covered street in Den Bosch on November 27, 2010. Several parts of Europe experienced their first snowfall of the winter. AFP PHOTO/ANP/MARCEL ANTONISSE netherlands out - belgium out , Cross-country skiers make their way across the snow-covered landscape near the northern German town of Sonnenberg on November 27, 2010. Many parts of the country are experiencing cold weather with snowfall. AFP PHOTO / FRANK MAY GERMANY OUT , A woman pulls a child on a sledge through the snow-covered landscape near the northern German town of Sonnenberg on November 27, 2010. Many parts of the country are experiencing cold weather with snowfall. AFP PHOTO / FRANK MAY GERMANY OUT , Cars and trucks drive on the snowy A20 highway on November 27, 2010 near Razes, central France. Due to snow and black ice, the road traffic is difficult today in some French regions. AFP PHOTO PASCAL LACHENAUD , A sign-post is covered by snow and ice at the southern German Feldberg Mountain on November 27, 2010. Many parts of the country are experiencing cold weather with snowfall. AFP PHOTO / PATRICK SEEGER GERMANY OUT , The landmark sculpture entitled 'Angel of the North' by British artist Antony Gormley stands amongst snow near Gateshead, in north-east England, on November 28, 2010 . Parts of Britain were blanketed in up to 35 centimetres (13 inches) of snow, causing air and road disruption, in the earliest widespread snowfall for 17 years. AFP PHOTO/ANDREW YATES , Groundstaff clear snow from the pitch prior to the English Premier League football match between Newcastle and Chelsea at St James Park, Newcastle, north-east England on November 28, 2010. AFP PHOTO/ANDREW YATES. FOR EDITORIAL USE Additional licence required for any commercial/promotional use or use on TV or internet (except identical online version of newspaper) of Premier League/Football League photos. Tel DataCo +44 207 2981656. Do not alter/modify photo , Moldovan acting-president Mihai Ghimpu (L) looks at a list at a polling station in Chisinau on November 28, 2010. Moldova vote in a parliamentary election that aims to end a prolonged power vacuum in Europe's poorest country as it seeks to establish EU membership and sustainable growth. The election pits two familiar rivals: a weak ruling coalition of liberal forces and a Community Party that is just strong enough to block the selection of a president to pull the struggling country further from its Soviet past. AFP PHOTO / VADIM DENISOV , The landscape is covered in snow on November 28, 2010 at the Grosser Feldberg mountain in the western Taunus region. Meteorologists forecast further snowfalls and cold temperatures for the following days. AFP PHOTO ARNE DEDERT GERMANY OUT , People dressed as St. Nicholas (2nd R), a knave in a traditional Bavarian woman's dress (2nd L), two Gangerl (L and R) and Buttenmandl (behind) make their way through the snow during the traditional Buttenmandl-Parade near the village of Bischofswiesen-Loipl, southern Germany, on November 28, 2010. On the first Sunday of the Advent season, St. Nicholas is traditionally accompanied by twelve Buttenmandls and a knave when they go from house to house to give small presents to the children. Only unmarried men are allowed to parade as Buttenmandls, who are completely covered in straw and wear animal masks and cow bells. AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOF STACHE , A woman pulls her daughter sitting on a sledge through the snow-covered Orangerie park on November 29, 2010 in Strasbourg, eastern France. AFP PHOTO/FREDERICK FLORIN , A stork stands on a snow covered roof at the Orangerie park on November 29, 2010 in Strasbourg, eastern France. AFP PHOTO/FREDERICK FLORIN , Picture of snow covered flowers taken on November 29, 2010 at the Orangerie park in Strasbourg, eastern France. AFP PHOTO/FREDERICK FLORIN , Snow covers the Theatre Square in Dresden, eastern Germany, on November 29, 2010, as temperatures in the whole country fell under zero degrees celsius. AFP PHOTO / MATTHIAS HIEKEL GERMANY OUT , People walk in the snow covered Pepiniere garden, on November 29, 2010 in Nancy northeastern France. AFP PHOTO / JEAN-CHRISTOPHE VERHAEGEN , People walk in the snow covered Stanislas square, on November 29, 2010 in Nancy northeastern France. AFP PHOTO / JEAN-CHRISTOPHE VERHAEGEN , Snow covers a street lamp and a statue at the Theatre Square in Dresden, eastern Germany, on November 29, 2010, as temperatures in the whole country fell under zero degrees celsius. AFP PHOTO / MATTHIAS HIEKEL GERMANY OUT
A man walks past an imprint of a hand in a heart drawn in the snow on a rock by the banks of the Yalu River in Dandong on November 27, 2010 in northeast China's Liaoning province, with the North Korean border town of Siniuju connected on the opposite side of the Sino-Korean Friendship Bridge in background after a night of snowfall. The United States has sought to reassure China over joint US-South Korean military exercises, with the Pentagon insisting the war games were "not directed" at Beijing with the four-day exercises starting November 28 coming in the wake of North Korea's artillery bombardment of a South Korean island. AFP PHOTO / Frederic J. BROWN , A cyclist rides along a snow covered street in Den Bosch on November 27, 2010. Several parts of Europe experienced their first snowfall of the winter. AFP PHOTO/ANP/MARCEL ANTONISSE netherlands out - belgium out , Cross-country skiers make their way across the snow-covered landscape near the northern German town of Sonnenberg on November 27, 2010. Many parts of the country are experiencing cold weather with snowfall. AFP PHOTO / FRANK MAY GERMANY OUT , A woman pulls a child on a sledge through the snow-covered landscape near the northern German town of Sonnenberg on November 27, 2010. Many parts of the country are experiencing cold weather with snowfall. AFP PHOTO / FRANK MAY GERMANY OUT , Cars and trucks drive on the snowy A20 highway on November 27, 2010 near Razes, central France. Due to snow and black ice, the road traffic is difficult today in some French regions. AFP PHOTO PASCAL LACHENAUD , A sign-post is covered by snow and ice at the southern German Feldberg Mountain on November 27, 2010. Many parts of the country are experiencing cold weather with snowfall. AFP PHOTO / PATRICK SEEGER GERMANY OUT , The landmark sculpture entitled 'Angel of the North' by British artist Antony Gormley stands amongst snow near Gateshead, in north-east England, on November 28, 2010 . Parts of Britain were blanketed in up to 35 centimetres (13 inches) of snow, causing air and road disruption, in the earliest widespread snowfall for 17 years. AFP PHOTO/ANDREW YATES , Groundstaff clear snow from the pitch prior to the English Premier League football match between Newcastle and Chelsea at St James Park, Newcastle, north-east England on November 28, 2010. AFP PHOTO/ANDREW YATES. FOR EDITORIAL USE Additional licence required for any commercial/promotional use or use on TV or internet (except identical online version of newspaper) of Premier League/Football League photos. Tel DataCo +44 207 2981656. Do not alter/modify photo , Moldovan acting-president Mihai Ghimpu (L) looks at a list at a polling station in Chisinau on November 28, 2010. Moldova vote in a parliamentary election that aims to end a prolonged power vacuum in Europe's poorest country as it seeks to establish EU membership and sustainable growth. The election pits two familiar rivals: a weak ruling coalition of liberal forces and a Community Party that is just strong enough to block the selection of a president to pull the struggling country further from its Soviet past. AFP PHOTO / VADIM DENISOV , The landscape is covered in snow on November 28, 2010 at the Grosser Feldberg mountain in the western Taunus region. Meteorologists forecast further snowfalls and cold temperatures for the following days. AFP PHOTO ARNE DEDERT GERMANY OUT , People dressed as St. Nicholas (2nd R), a knave in a traditional Bavarian woman's dress (2nd L), two Gangerl (L and R) and Buttenmandl (behind) make their way through the snow during the traditional Buttenmandl-Parade near the village of Bischofswiesen-Loipl, southern Germany, on November 28, 2010. On the first Sunday of the Advent season, St. Nicholas is traditionally accompanied by twelve Buttenmandls and a knave when they go from house to house to give small presents to the children. Only unmarried men are allowed to parade as Buttenmandls, who are completely covered in straw and wear animal masks and cow bells. AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOF STACHE , A woman pulls her daughter sitting on a sledge through the snow-covered Orangerie park on November 29, 2010 in Strasbourg, eastern France. AFP PHOTO/FREDERICK FLORIN , A stork stands on a snow covered roof at the Orangerie park on November 29, 2010 in Strasbourg, eastern France. AFP PHOTO/FREDERICK FLORIN , Picture of snow covered flowers taken on November 29, 2010 at the Orangerie park in Strasbourg, eastern France. AFP PHOTO/FREDERICK FLORIN , Snow covers the Theatre Square in Dresden, eastern Germany, on November 29, 2010, as temperatures in the whole country fell under zero degrees celsius. AFP PHOTO / MATTHIAS HIEKEL GERMANY OUT , People walk in the snow covered Pepiniere garden, on November 29, 2010 in Nancy northeastern France. AFP PHOTO / JEAN-CHRISTOPHE VERHAEGEN , People walk in the snow covered Stanislas square, on November 29, 2010 in Nancy northeastern France. AFP PHOTO / JEAN-CHRISTOPHE VERHAEGEN , Snow covers a street lamp and a statue at the Theatre Square in Dresden, eastern Germany, on November 29, 2010, as temperatures in the whole country fell under zero degrees celsius. AFP PHOTO / MATTHIAS HIEKEL GERMANY OUT , People cross a street as the first snow of the season falls in Warsaw on November 29, 2010. Poland has been hit by its first major snowstorm of the season, snarling traffic and causing flight cancellations at Warsaw's Frederic Chopin International airport. Parts of Britain experienced record low temperatures overnight, including minus 17 Celsius in Wales, forecasters said Sunday amid warnings of more heavy snow to come. AFP PHOTO / JANEK SKARZYNSKI , Women protect themselves from the wind and falling snow as they walk along a street as the first snow of the season falls in Warsaw on November 29, 2010. Poland has been hit by its first major snowstorm of the season, snarling traffic and causing flight cancellations at Warsaw's Frederic Chopin International airport. Parts of Britain experienced record low temperatures overnight, including minus 17 Celsius in Wales, forecasters said Sunday amid warnings of more heavy snow to come. AFP PHOTO / JANEK SKARZYNSKI , Women A man crosses a street as the first snow of the season falls in Warsaw on November 29, 2010. Poland has been hit by its first major snowstorm of the season, snarling traffic and causing flight cancellations at Warsaw's Frederic Chopin International airport. Parts of Britain experienced record low temperatures overnight, including minus 17 Celsius in Wales, forecasters said Sunday amid warnings of more heavy snow to come. AFP PHOTO / JANEK SKARZYNSKI , A child plays in the snow as the first snow of the season falls in Warsaw on November 29, 2010. Poland has been hit by its first major snowstorm of the season, snarling traffic and causing flight cancellations at Warsaw's Frederic Chopin International airport. Parts of Britain experienced record low temperatures overnight, including minus 17 Celsius in Wales, forecasters said Sunday amid warnings of more heavy snow to come. AFP PHOTO / JANEK SKARZYNSKI
A man walks past an imprint of a hand in a heart drawn in the snow on a rock by the banks of the Yalu River in Dandong on November 27, 2010 in northeast China's Liaoning province, with the North Korean border town of Siniuju connected on the opposite side of the Sino-Korean Friendship Bridge in background after a night of snowfall. The United States has sought to reassure China over joint US-South Korean military exercises, with the Pentagon insisting the war games were "not directed" at Beijing with the four-day exercises starting November 28 coming in the wake of North Korea's artillery bombardment of a South Korean island. AFP PHOTO / Frederic J. BROWN , A cyclist rides along a snow covered street in Den Bosch on November 27, 2010. Several parts of Europe experienced their first snowfall of the winter. AFP PHOTO/ANP/MARCEL ANTONISSE netherlands out - belgium out , Cross-country skiers make their way across the snow-covered landscape near the northern German town of Sonnenberg on November 27, 2010. Many parts of the country are experiencing cold weather with snowfall. AFP PHOTO / FRANK MAY GERMANY OUT
A man walks past an imprint of a hand in a heart drawn in the snow on a rock by the banks of the Yalu River in Dandong on November 27, 2010 in northeast China's Liaoning province, with the North Korean border town of Siniuju connected on the opposite side of the Sino-Korean Friendship Bridge in background after a night of snowfall. The United States has sought to reassure China over joint US-South Korean military exercises, with the Pentagon insisting the war games were "not directed" at Beijing with the four-day exercises starting November 28 coming in the wake of North Korea's artillery bombardment of a South Korean island. AFP PHOTO / Frederic J. BROWN , A cyclist rides along a snow covered street in Den Bosch on November 27, 2010. Several parts of Europe experienced their first snowfall of the winter. AFP PHOTO/ANP/MARCEL ANTONISSE netherlands out - belgium out , Cross-country skiers make their way across the snow-covered landscape near the northern German town of Sonnenberg on November 27, 2010. Many parts of the country are experiencing cold weather with snowfall. AFP PHOTO / FRANK MAY GERMANY OUT , A woman pulls a child on a sledge through the snow-covered landscape near the northern German town of Sonnenberg on November 27, 2010. Many parts of the country are experiencing cold weather with snowfall. AFP PHOTO / FRANK MAY GERMANY OUT , Cars and trucks drive on the snowy A20 highway on November 27, 2010 near Razes, central France. Due to snow and black ice, the road traffic is difficult today in some French regions. AFP PHOTO PASCAL LACHENAUD , A sign-post is covered by snow and ice at the southern German Feldberg Mountain on November 27, 2010. Many parts of the country are experiencing cold weather with snowfall. AFP PHOTO / PATRICK SEEGER GERMANY OUT , The landmark sculpture entitled 'Angel of the North' by British artist Antony Gormley stands amongst snow near Gateshead, in north-east England, on November 28, 2010 . Parts of Britain were blanketed in up to 35 centimetres (13 inches) of snow, causing air and road disruption, in the earliest widespread snowfall for 17 years. AFP PHOTO/ANDREW YATES , Groundstaff clear snow from the pitch prior to the English Premier League football match between Newcastle and Chelsea at St James Park, Newcastle, north-east England on November 28, 2010. AFP PHOTO/ANDREW YATES. FOR EDITORIAL USE Additional licence required for any commercial/promotional use or use on TV or internet (except identical online version of newspaper) of Premier League/Football League photos. Tel DataCo +44 207 2981656. Do not alter/modify photo , Moldovan acting-president Mihai Ghimpu (L) looks at a list at a polling station in Chisinau on November 28, 2010. Moldova vote in a parliamentary election that aims to end a prolonged power vacuum in Europe's poorest country as it seeks to establish EU membership and sustainable growth. The election pits two familiar rivals: a weak ruling coalition of liberal forces and a Community Party that is just strong enough to block the selection of a president to pull the struggling country further from its Soviet past. AFP PHOTO / VADIM DENISOV , The landscape is covered in snow on November 28, 2010 at the Grosser Feldberg mountain in the western Taunus region. Meteorologists forecast further snowfalls and cold temperatures for the following days. AFP PHOTO ARNE DEDERT GERMANY OUT , People dressed as St. Nicholas (2nd R), a knave in a traditional Bavarian woman's dress (2nd L), two Gangerl (L and R) and Buttenmandl (behind) make their way through the snow during the traditional Buttenmandl-Parade near the village of Bischofswiesen-Loipl, southern Germany, on November 28, 2010. On the first Sunday of the Advent season, St. Nicholas is traditionally accompanied by twelve Buttenmandls and a knave when they go from house to house to give small presents to the children. Only unmarried men are allowed to parade as Buttenmandls, who are completely covered in straw and wear animal masks and cow bells. AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOF STACHE , A woman pulls her daughter sitting on a sledge through the snow-covered Orangerie park on November 29, 2010 in Strasbourg, eastern France. AFP PHOTO/FREDERICK FLORIN , A stork stands on a snow covered roof at the Orangerie park on November 29, 2010 in Strasbourg, eastern France. AFP PHOTO/FREDERICK FLORIN , Picture of snow covered flowers taken on November 29, 2010 at the Orangerie park in Strasbourg, eastern France. AFP PHOTO/FREDERICK FLORIN , Snow covers the Theatre Square in Dresden, eastern Germany, on November 29, 2010, as temperatures in the whole country fell under zero degrees celsius. AFP PHOTO / MATTHIAS HIEKEL GERMANY OUT , People walk in the snow covered Pepiniere garden, on November 29, 2010 in Nancy northeastern France. AFP PHOTO / JEAN-CHRISTOPHE VERHAEGEN , People walk in the snow covered Stanislas square, on November 29, 2010 in Nancy northeastern France. AFP PHOTO / JEAN-CHRISTOPHE VERHAEGEN , Snow covers a street lamp and a statue at the Theatre Square in Dresden, eastern Germany, on November 29, 2010, as temperatures in the whole country fell under zero degrees celsius. AFP PHOTO / MATTHIAS HIEKEL GERMANY OUT , People cross a street as the first snow of the season falls in Warsaw on November 29, 2010. Poland has been hit by its first major snowstorm of the season, snarling traffic and causing flight cancellations at Warsaw's Frederic Chopin International airport. Parts of Britain experienced record low temperatures overnight, including minus 17 Celsius in Wales, forecasters said Sunday amid warnings of more heavy snow to come. AFP PHOTO / JANEK SKARZYNSKI , Women protect themselves from the wind and falling snow as they walk along a street as the first snow of the season falls in Warsaw on November 29, 2010. Poland has been hit by its first major snowstorm of the season, snarling traffic and causing flight cancellations at Warsaw's Frederic Chopin International airport. Parts of Britain experienced record low temperatures overnight, including minus 17 Celsius in Wales, forecasters said Sunday amid warnings of more heavy snow to come. AFP PHOTO / JANEK SKARZYNSKI , Women A man crosses a street as the first snow of the season falls in Warsaw on November 29, 2010. Poland has been hit by its first major snowstorm of the season, snarling traffic and causing flight cancellations at Warsaw's Frederic Chopin International airport. Parts of Britain experienced record low temperatures overnight, including minus 17 Celsius in Wales, forecasters said Sunday amid warnings of more heavy snow to come. AFP PHOTO / JANEK SKARZYNSKI , A child plays in the snow as the first snow of the season falls in Warsaw on November 29, 2010. Poland has been hit by its first major snowstorm of the season, snarling traffic and causing flight cancellations at Warsaw's Frederic Chopin International airport. Parts of Britain experienced record low temperatures overnight, including minus 17 Celsius in Wales, forecasters said Sunday amid warnings of more heavy snow to come. AFP PHOTO / JANEK SKARZYNSKI , Children play in the snow as the first snow of the season falls in Warsaw on November 29, 2010. Poland has been hit by its first major snowstorm of the season, snarling traffic and causing flight cancellations at Warsaw's Frederic Chopin International airport. Parts of Britain experienced record low temperatures overnight, including minus 17 Celsius in Wales, forecasters said Sunday amid warnings of more heavy snow to come. AFP PHOTO / JANEK SKARZYNSKI , Children play in the snow as the first snow of the season falls in Warsaw on November 29, 2010. Poland has been hit by its first major snowstorm of the season, snarling traffic and causing flight cancellations at Warsaw's Frederic Chopin International airport. Parts of Britain experienced record low temperatures overnight, including minus 17 Celsius in Wales, forecasters said Sunday amid warnings of more heavy snow to come. AFP PHOTO / JANEK SKARZYNSKI , Cars drive a street as the first snow of the season blankets Warsaw on November 29, 2010. Poland has been hit by its first major snowstorm of the season, snarling traffic and causing flight cancellations at Warsaw's Frederic Chopin International airport. Parts of Britain experienced record low temperatures overnight, including minus 17 Celsius in Wales, forecasters said Sunday amid warnings of more heavy snow to come. AFP PHOTO / JANEK SKARZYNSKI , A woman draws up her shawl as she walks as the first snow of the season falls in Warsaw on November 29, 2010. Poland has been hit by its first major snowstorm of the season, snarling traffic and causing flight cancellations at Warsaw's Frederic Chopin International airport. Parts of Britain experienced record low temperatures overnight, including minus 17 Celsius in Wales, forecasters said Sunday amid warnings of more heavy snow to come. AFP PHOTO / JANEK SKARZYNSKI , A man is walking in a street covered of snow, on November 29, 2010 in Vannes, western France. Temperatures are set to plummet in France this week, as snow falls across much of the country. AFP PHOTO DAMIEN MEYER , Schoolchilds walk on a snow covered street as they leave their school, on November 30, 2010 in Saint-Germain-Lembron, eastern France. AFP PHOTO THIERRY ZOCCOLAN , Street lights coved in snow and ice can be seen near the central German Feldberg mountain on November 30, 2010. Many parts of the country are experiencing cold weather with snowfall. AFP PHOTO / ROLF HAID GERMANY OUT , A snow covered foutain is pictured in front of Orleans' cathedral on November 30, 2010 in Orleans, following a night with temperatures below - 15°C, breaking the 1956 record for this region at this similar period of the year. AFP PHOTO/ALAIN JOCARD , A man runs through the snow near Hexham in north-east England, on November 25, 2010. The first flakes of this winter's snow fell overnight Wednesday, with more expected to follow. AFP PHOTO / ANDREW YATES , A car is driven along a snow covered road near Hexham, in north-east England, on November 25, 2010. The first flakes of this winter's snow fell overnight Wednesday, with more expected to follow. AFP PHOTO / ANDREW YATES , Snow falls over a farmhouse near Hexham, in north-east England, on November 25, 2010. The first flakes of this winter's snow fell overnight Wednesday, with more expected to follow. AFP PHOTO / ANDREW YATES , Frozen snow clings to halms on the Auerberg mountain near Stoetten, southwestern Germany. Meteorologists forecast temperatures below the freezing point to the southern Allgaeu region. AFP PHOTO KARL-JOSEF HILDENBRAND GERMANY OUT , Two benches standing in front of an Alps panorama are covered in snow November 25, 2010 on the Auerberg mountain near Stoetten, southwestern Germany. Meteorologists forecast temperatures below the freezing point to the southern Allgaeu region. AFP PHOTO KARL-JOSEF HILDENBRAND GERMANY OUT , A couple walks through the snow-covered landscape on the Kahler Asten mountain near Winterberg, western Germany, on November 25, 2010. The western German winter sports resort expects more snowfalls and temperatures below the freezing point, so that winter sports enthousiasts are hoping that the season will open soon. AFP PHOTO JULIAN STRATENSCHULTE GERMANY OUT , A woman walks in the middle of the concrete steles of the monument for the murdered Jews of Europe, which are is covered in a light layer of snow in Berlin on November 26, 2010. AFP PHOTO / JOHN MACDOUGALL , Pedestrians walk in a street during a snowfall in Caen, northwestern France, on November 25, 2010. Due to snow and black ice, the road traffic is difficult today in some French regions. AFP PHOTO/KENZO TRIBOUILLARD
A man walks past an imprint of a hand in a heart drawn in the snow on a rock by the banks of the Yalu River in Dandong on November 27, 2010 in northeast China's Liaoning province, with the North Korean border town of Siniuju connected on the opposite side of the Sino-Korean Friendship Bridge in background after a night of snowfall. The United States has sought to reassure China over joint US-South Korean military exercises, with the Pentagon insisting the war games were "not directed" at Beijing with the four-day exercises starting November 28 coming in the wake of North Korea's artillery bombardment of a South Korean island. AFP PHOTO / Frederic J. BROWN , A cyclist rides along a snow covered street in Den Bosch on November 27, 2010. Several parts of Europe experienced their first snowfall of the winter. AFP PHOTO/ANP/MARCEL ANTONISSE netherlands out - belgium out , Cross-country skiers make their way across the snow-covered landscape near the northern German town of Sonnenberg on November 27, 2010. Many parts of the country are experiencing cold weather with snowfall. AFP PHOTO / FRANK MAY GERMANY OUT , A woman pulls a child on a sledge through the snow-covered landscape near the northern German town of Sonnenberg on November 27, 2010. Many parts of the country are experiencing cold weather with snowfall. AFP PHOTO / FRANK MAY GERMANY OUT , Cars and trucks drive on the snowy A20 highway on November 27, 2010 near Razes, central France. Due to snow and black ice, the road traffic is difficult today in some French regions. AFP PHOTO PASCAL LACHENAUD , A sign-post is covered by snow and ice at the southern German Feldberg Mountain on November 27, 2010. Many parts of the country are experiencing cold weather with snowfall. AFP PHOTO / PATRICK SEEGER GERMANY OUT , The landmark sculpture entitled 'Angel of the North' by British artist Antony Gormley stands amongst snow near Gateshead, in north-east England, on November 28, 2010 . Parts of Britain were blanketed in up to 35 centimetres (13 inches) of snow, causing air and road disruption, in the earliest widespread snowfall for 17 years. AFP PHOTO/ANDREW YATES , Groundstaff clear snow from the pitch prior to the English Premier League football match between Newcastle and Chelsea at St James Park, Newcastle, north-east England on November 28, 2010. AFP PHOTO/ANDREW YATES. FOR EDITORIAL USE Additional licence required for any commercial/promotional use or use on TV or internet (except identical online version of newspaper) of Premier League/Football League photos. Tel DataCo +44 207 2981656. Do not alter/modify photo , Moldovan acting-president Mihai Ghimpu (L) looks at a list at a polling station in Chisinau on November 28, 2010. Moldova vote in a parliamentary election that aims to end a prolonged power vacuum in Europe's poorest country as it seeks to establish EU membership and sustainable growth. The election pits two familiar rivals: a weak ruling coalition of liberal forces and a Community Party that is just strong enough to block the selection of a president to pull the struggling country further from its Soviet past. AFP PHOTO / VADIM DENISOV , The landscape is covered in snow on November 28, 2010 at the Grosser Feldberg mountain in the western Taunus region. Meteorologists forecast further snowfalls and cold temperatures for the following days. AFP PHOTO ARNE DEDERT GERMANY OUT , People dressed as St. Nicholas (2nd R), a knave in a traditional Bavarian woman's dress (2nd L), two Gangerl (L and R) and Buttenmandl (behind) make their way through the snow during the traditional Buttenmandl-Parade near the village of Bischofswiesen-Loipl, southern Germany, on November 28, 2010. On the first Sunday of the Advent season, St. Nicholas is traditionally accompanied by twelve Buttenmandls and a knave when they go from house to house to give small presents to the children. Only unmarried men are allowed to parade as Buttenmandls, who are completely covered in straw and wear animal masks and cow bells. AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOF STACHE , A woman pulls her daughter sitting on a sledge through the snow-covered Orangerie park on November 29, 2010 in Strasbourg, eastern France. AFP PHOTO/FREDERICK FLORIN , A stork stands on a snow covered roof at the Orangerie park on November 29, 2010 in Strasbourg, eastern France. AFP PHOTO/FREDERICK FLORIN , Picture of snow covered flowers taken on November 29, 2010 at the Orangerie park in Strasbourg, eastern France. AFP PHOTO/FREDERICK FLORIN
A man walks past an imprint of a hand in a heart drawn in the snow on a rock by the banks of the Yalu River in Dandong on November 27, 2010 in northeast China's Liaoning province, with the North Korean border town of Siniuju connected on the opposite side of the Sino-Korean Friendship Bridge in background after a night of snowfall. The United States has sought to reassure China over joint US-South Korean military exercises, with the Pentagon insisting the war games were "not directed" at Beijing with the four-day exercises starting November 28 coming in the wake of North Korea's artillery bombardment of a South Korean island. AFP PHOTO / Frederic J. BROWN , A cyclist rides along a snow covered street in Den Bosch on November 27, 2010. Several parts of Europe experienced their first snowfall of the winter. AFP PHOTO/ANP/MARCEL ANTONISSE netherlands out - belgium out , Cross-country skiers make their way across the snow-covered landscape near the northern German town of Sonnenberg on November 27, 2010. Many parts of the country are experiencing cold weather with snowfall. AFP PHOTO / FRANK MAY GERMANY OUT , A woman pulls a child on a sledge through the snow-covered landscape near the northern German town of Sonnenberg on November 27, 2010. Many parts of the country are experiencing cold weather with snowfall. AFP PHOTO / FRANK MAY GERMANY OUT , Cars and trucks drive on the snowy A20 highway on November 27, 2010 near Razes, central France. Due to snow and black ice, the road traffic is difficult today in some French regions. AFP PHOTO PASCAL LACHENAUD , A sign-post is covered by snow and ice at the southern German Feldberg Mountain on November 27, 2010. Many parts of the country are experiencing cold weather with snowfall. AFP PHOTO / PATRICK SEEGER GERMANY OUT , The landmark sculpture entitled 'Angel of the North' by British artist Antony Gormley stands amongst snow near Gateshead, in north-east England, on November 28, 2010 . Parts of Britain were blanketed in up to 35 centimetres (13 inches) of snow, causing air and road disruption, in the earliest widespread snowfall for 17 years. AFP PHOTO/ANDREW YATES , Groundstaff clear snow from the pitch prior to the English Premier League football match between Newcastle and Chelsea at St James Park, Newcastle, north-east England on November 28, 2010. AFP PHOTO/ANDREW YATES. FOR EDITORIAL USE Additional licence required for any commercial/promotional use or use on TV or internet (except identical online version of newspaper) of Premier League/Football League photos. Tel DataCo +44 207 2981656. Do not alter/modify photo , Moldovan acting-president Mihai Ghimpu (L) looks at a list at a polling station in Chisinau on November 28, 2010. Moldova vote in a parliamentary election that aims to end a prolonged power vacuum in Europe's poorest country as it seeks to establish EU membership and sustainable growth. The election pits two familiar rivals: a weak ruling coalition of liberal forces and a Community Party that is just strong enough to block the selection of a president to pull the struggling country further from its Soviet past. AFP PHOTO / VADIM DENISOV , The landscape is covered in snow on November 28, 2010 at the Grosser Feldberg mountain in the western Taunus region. Meteorologists forecast further snowfalls and cold temperatures for the following days. AFP PHOTO ARNE DEDERT GERMANY OUT , People dressed as St. Nicholas (2nd R), a knave in a traditional Bavarian woman's dress (2nd L), two Gangerl (L and R) and Buttenmandl (behind) make their way through the snow during the traditional Buttenmandl-Parade near the village of Bischofswiesen-Loipl, southern Germany, on November 28, 2010. On the first Sunday of the Advent season, St. Nicholas is traditionally accompanied by twelve Buttenmandls and a knave when they go from house to house to give small presents to the children. Only unmarried men are allowed to parade as Buttenmandls, who are completely covered in straw and wear animal masks and cow bells. AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOF STACHE , A woman pulls her daughter sitting on a sledge through the snow-covered Orangerie park on November 29, 2010 in Strasbourg, eastern France. AFP PHOTO/FREDERICK FLORIN , A stork stands on a snow covered roof at the Orangerie park on November 29, 2010 in Strasbourg, eastern France. AFP PHOTO/FREDERICK FLORIN , Picture of snow covered flowers taken on November 29, 2010 at the Orangerie park in Strasbourg, eastern France. AFP PHOTO/FREDERICK FLORIN , Snow covers the Theatre Square in Dresden, eastern Germany, on November 29, 2010, as temperatures in the whole country fell under zero degrees celsius. AFP PHOTO / MATTHIAS HIEKEL GERMANY OUT , People walk in the snow covered Pepiniere garden, on November 29, 2010 in Nancy northeastern France. AFP PHOTO / JEAN-CHRISTOPHE VERHAEGEN , People walk in the snow covered Stanislas square, on November 29, 2010 in Nancy northeastern France. AFP PHOTO / JEAN-CHRISTOPHE VERHAEGEN , Snow covers a street lamp and a statue at the Theatre Square in Dresden, eastern Germany, on November 29, 2010, as temperatures in the whole country fell under zero degrees celsius. AFP PHOTO / MATTHIAS HIEKEL GERMANY OUT , People cross a street as the first snow of the season falls in Warsaw on November 29, 2010. Poland has been hit by its first major snowstorm of the season, snarling traffic and causing flight cancellations at Warsaw's Frederic Chopin International airport. Parts of Britain experienced record low temperatures overnight, including minus 17 Celsius in Wales, forecasters said Sunday amid warnings of more heavy snow to come. AFP PHOTO / JANEK SKARZYNSKI
A man walks past an imprint of a hand in a heart drawn in the snow on a rock by the banks of the Yalu River in Dandong on November 27, 2010 in northeast China's Liaoning province, with the North Korean border town of Siniuju connected on the opposite side of the Sino-Korean Friendship Bridge in background after a night of snowfall. The United States has sought to reassure China over joint US-South Korean military exercises, with the Pentagon insisting the war games were "not directed" at Beijing with the four-day exercises starting November 28 coming in the wake of North Korea's artillery bombardment of a South Korean island. AFP PHOTO / Frederic J. BROWN , A cyclist rides along a snow covered street in Den Bosch on November 27, 2010. Several parts of Europe experienced their first snowfall of the winter. AFP PHOTO/ANP/MARCEL ANTONISSE netherlands out - belgium out , Cross-country skiers make their way across the snow-covered landscape near the northern German town of Sonnenberg on November 27, 2010. Many parts of the country are experiencing cold weather with snowfall. AFP PHOTO / FRANK MAY GERMANY OUT , A woman pulls a child on a sledge through the snow-covered landscape near the northern German town of Sonnenberg on November 27, 2010. Many parts of the country are experiencing cold weather with snowfall. AFP PHOTO / FRANK MAY GERMANY OUT , Cars and trucks drive on the snowy A20 highway on November 27, 2010 near Razes, central France. Due to snow and black ice, the road traffic is difficult today in some French regions. AFP PHOTO PASCAL LACHENAUD
A man walks past an imprint of a hand in a heart drawn in the snow on a rock by the banks of the Yalu River in Dandong on November 27, 2010 in northeast China's Liaoning province, with the North Korean border town of Siniuju connected on the opposite side of the Sino-Korean Friendship Bridge in background after a night of snowfall. The United States has sought to reassure China over joint US-South Korean military exercises, with the Pentagon insisting the war games were "not directed" at Beijing with the four-day exercises starting November 28 coming in the wake of North Korea's artillery bombardment of a South Korean island. AFP PHOTO / Frederic J. BROWN , A cyclist rides along a snow covered street in Den Bosch on November 27, 2010. Several parts of Europe experienced their first snowfall of the winter. AFP PHOTO/ANP/MARCEL ANTONISSE netherlands out - belgium out , Cross-country skiers make their way across the snow-covered landscape near the northern German town of Sonnenberg on November 27, 2010. Many parts of the country are experiencing cold weather with snowfall. AFP PHOTO / FRANK MAY GERMANY OUT , A woman pulls a child on a sledge through the snow-covered landscape near the northern German town of Sonnenberg on November 27, 2010. Many parts of the country are experiencing cold weather with snowfall. AFP PHOTO / FRANK MAY GERMANY OUT , Cars and trucks drive on the snowy A20 highway on November 27, 2010 near Razes, central France. Due to snow and black ice, the road traffic is difficult today in some French regions. AFP PHOTO PASCAL LACHENAUD , A sign-post is covered by snow and ice at the southern German Feldberg Mountain on November 27, 2010. Many parts of the country are experiencing cold weather with snowfall. AFP PHOTO / PATRICK SEEGER GERMANY OUT , The landmark sculpture entitled 'Angel of the North' by British artist Antony Gormley stands amongst snow near Gateshead, in north-east England, on November 28, 2010 . Parts of Britain were blanketed in up to 35 centimetres (13 inches) of snow, causing air and road disruption, in the earliest widespread snowfall for 17 years. AFP PHOTO/ANDREW YATES , Groundstaff clear snow from the pitch prior to the English Premier League football match between Newcastle and Chelsea at St James Park, Newcastle, north-east England on November 28, 2010. AFP PHOTO/ANDREW YATES. FOR EDITORIAL USE Additional licence required for any commercial/promotional use or use on TV or internet (except identical online version of newspaper) of Premier League/Football League photos. Tel DataCo +44 207 2981656. Do not alter/modify photo , Moldovan acting-president Mihai Ghimpu (L) looks at a list at a polling station in Chisinau on November 28, 2010. Moldova vote in a parliamentary election that aims to end a prolonged power vacuum in Europe's poorest country as it seeks to establish EU membership and sustainable growth. The election pits two familiar rivals: a weak ruling coalition of liberal forces and a Community Party that is just strong enough to block the selection of a president to pull the struggling country further from its Soviet past. AFP PHOTO / VADIM DENISOV , The landscape is covered in snow on November 28, 2010 at the Grosser Feldberg mountain in the western Taunus region. Meteorologists forecast further snowfalls and cold temperatures for the following days. AFP PHOTO ARNE DEDERT GERMANY OUT , People dressed as St. Nicholas (2nd R), a knave in a traditional Bavarian woman's dress (2nd L), two Gangerl (L and R) and Buttenmandl (behind) make their way through the snow during the traditional Buttenmandl-Parade near the village of Bischofswiesen-Loipl, southern Germany, on November 28, 2010. On the first Sunday of the Advent season, St. Nicholas is traditionally accompanied by twelve Buttenmandls and a knave when they go from house to house to give small presents to the children. Only unmarried men are allowed to parade as Buttenmandls, who are completely covered in straw and wear animal masks and cow bells. AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOF STACHE , A woman pulls her daughter sitting on a sledge through the snow-covered Orangerie park on November 29, 2010 in Strasbourg, eastern France. AFP PHOTO/FREDERICK FLORIN , A stork stands on a snow covered roof at the Orangerie park on November 29, 2010 in Strasbourg, eastern France. AFP PHOTO/FREDERICK FLORIN , Picture of snow covered flowers taken on November 29, 2010 at the Orangerie park in Strasbourg, eastern France. AFP PHOTO/FREDERICK FLORIN , Snow covers the Theatre Square in Dresden, eastern Germany, on November 29, 2010, as temperatures in the whole country fell under zero degrees celsius. AFP PHOTO / MATTHIAS HIEKEL GERMANY OUT , People walk in the snow covered Pepiniere garden, on November 29, 2010 in Nancy northeastern France. AFP PHOTO / JEAN-CHRISTOPHE VERHAEGEN , People walk in the snow covered Stanislas square, on November 29, 2010 in Nancy northeastern France. AFP PHOTO / JEAN-CHRISTOPHE VERHAEGEN , Snow covers a street lamp and a statue at the Theatre Square in Dresden, eastern Germany, on November 29, 2010, as temperatures in the whole country fell under zero degrees celsius. AFP PHOTO / MATTHIAS HIEKEL GERMANY OUT , People cross a street as the first snow of the season falls in Warsaw on November 29, 2010. Poland has been hit by its first major snowstorm of the season, snarling traffic and causing flight cancellations at Warsaw's Frederic Chopin International airport. Parts of Britain experienced record low temperatures overnight, including minus 17 Celsius in Wales, forecasters said Sunday amid warnings of more heavy snow to come. AFP PHOTO / JANEK SKARZYNSKI , Women protect themselves from the wind and falling snow as they walk along a street as the first snow of the season falls in Warsaw on November 29, 2010. Poland has been hit by its first major snowstorm of the season, snarling traffic and causing flight cancellations at Warsaw's Frederic Chopin International airport. Parts of Britain experienced record low temperatures overnight, including minus 17 Celsius in Wales, forecasters said Sunday amid warnings of more heavy snow to come. AFP PHOTO / JANEK SKARZYNSKI , Women A man crosses a street as the first snow of the season falls in Warsaw on November 29, 2010. Poland has been hit by its first major snowstorm of the season, snarling traffic and causing flight cancellations at Warsaw's Frederic Chopin International airport. Parts of Britain experienced record low temperatures overnight, including minus 17 Celsius in Wales, forecasters said Sunday amid warnings of more heavy snow to come. AFP PHOTO / JANEK SKARZYNSKI , A child plays in the snow as the first snow of the season falls in Warsaw on November 29, 2010. Poland has been hit by its first major snowstorm of the season, snarling traffic and causing flight cancellations at Warsaw's Frederic Chopin International airport. Parts of Britain experienced record low temperatures overnight, including minus 17 Celsius in Wales, forecasters said Sunday amid warnings of more heavy snow to come. AFP PHOTO / JANEK SKARZYNSKI , Children play in the snow as the first snow of the season falls in Warsaw on November 29, 2010. Poland has been hit by its first major snowstorm of the season, snarling traffic and causing flight cancellations at Warsaw's Frederic Chopin International airport. Parts of Britain experienced record low temperatures overnight, including minus 17 Celsius in Wales, forecasters said Sunday amid warnings of more heavy snow to come. AFP PHOTO / JANEK SKARZYNSKI , Children play in the snow as the first snow of the season falls in Warsaw on November 29, 2010. Poland has been hit by its first major snowstorm of the season, snarling traffic and causing flight cancellations at Warsaw's Frederic Chopin International airport. Parts of Britain experienced record low temperatures overnight, including minus 17 Celsius in Wales, forecasters said Sunday amid warnings of more heavy snow to come. AFP PHOTO / JANEK SKARZYNSKI , Cars drive a street as the first snow of the season blankets Warsaw on November 29, 2010. Poland has been hit by its first major snowstorm of the season, snarling traffic and causing flight cancellations at Warsaw's Frederic Chopin International airport. Parts of Britain experienced record low temperatures overnight, including minus 17 Celsius in Wales, forecasters said Sunday amid warnings of more heavy snow to come. AFP PHOTO / JANEK SKARZYNSKI
A man walks past an imprint of a hand in a heart drawn in the snow on a rock by the banks of the Yalu River in Dandong on November 27, 2010 in northeast China's Liaoning province, with the North Korean border town of Siniuju connected on the opposite side of the Sino-Korean Friendship Bridge in background after a night of snowfall. The United States has sought to reassure China over joint US-South Korean military exercises, with the Pentagon insisting the war games were "not directed" at Beijing with the four-day exercises starting November 28 coming in the wake of North Korea's artillery bombardment of a South Korean island. AFP PHOTO / Frederic J. BROWN , A cyclist rides along a snow covered street in Den Bosch on November 27, 2010. Several parts of Europe experienced their first snowfall of the winter. AFP PHOTO/ANP/MARCEL ANTONISSE netherlands out - belgium out , Cross-country skiers make their way across the snow-covered landscape near the northern German town of Sonnenberg on November 27, 2010. Many parts of the country are experiencing cold weather with snowfall. AFP PHOTO / FRANK MAY GERMANY OUT , A woman pulls a child on a sledge through the snow-covered landscape near the northern German town of Sonnenberg on November 27, 2010. Many parts of the country are experiencing cold weather with snowfall. AFP PHOTO / FRANK MAY GERMANY OUT , Cars and trucks drive on the snowy A20 highway on November 27, 2010 near Razes, central France. Due to snow and black ice, the road traffic is difficult today in some French regions. AFP PHOTO PASCAL LACHENAUD , A sign-post is covered by snow and ice at the southern German Feldberg Mountain on November 27, 2010. Many parts of the country are experiencing cold weather with snowfall. AFP PHOTO / PATRICK SEEGER GERMANY OUT , The landmark sculpture entitled 'Angel of the North' by British artist Antony Gormley stands amongst snow near Gateshead, in north-east England, on November 28, 2010 . Parts of Britain were blanketed in up to 35 centimetres (13 inches) of snow, causing air and road disruption, in the earliest widespread snowfall for 17 years. AFP PHOTO/ANDREW YATES
A man walks past an imprint of a hand in a heart drawn in the snow on a rock by the banks of the Yalu River in Dandong on November 27, 2010 in northeast China's Liaoning province, with the North Korean border town of Siniuju connected on the opposite side of the Sino-Korean Friendship Bridge in background after a night of snowfall. The United States has sought to reassure China over joint US-South Korean military exercises, with the Pentagon insisting the war games were "not directed" at Beijing with the four-day exercises starting November 28 coming in the wake of North Korea's artillery bombardment of a South Korean island. AFP PHOTO / Frederic J. BROWN , A cyclist rides along a snow covered street in Den Bosch on November 27, 2010. Several parts of Europe experienced their first snowfall of the winter. AFP PHOTO/ANP/MARCEL ANTONISSE netherlands out - belgium out , Cross-country skiers make their way across the snow-covered landscape near the northern German town of Sonnenberg on November 27, 2010. Many parts of the country are experiencing cold weather with snowfall. AFP PHOTO / FRANK MAY GERMANY OUT , A woman pulls a child on a sledge through the snow-covered landscape near the northern German town of Sonnenberg on November 27, 2010. Many parts of the country are experiencing cold weather with snowfall. AFP PHOTO / FRANK MAY GERMANY OUT , Cars and trucks drive on the snowy A20 highway on November 27, 2010 near Razes, central France. Due to snow and black ice, the road traffic is difficult today in some French regions. AFP PHOTO PASCAL LACHENAUD , A sign-post is covered by snow and ice at the southern German Feldberg Mountain on November 27, 2010. Many parts of the country are experiencing cold weather with snowfall. AFP PHOTO / PATRICK SEEGER GERMANY OUT , The landmark sculpture entitled 'Angel of the North' by British artist Antony Gormley stands amongst snow near Gateshead, in north-east England, on November 28, 2010 . Parts of Britain were blanketed in up to 35 centimetres (13 inches) of snow, causing air and road disruption, in the earliest widespread snowfall for 17 years. AFP PHOTO/ANDREW YATES , Groundstaff clear snow from the pitch prior to the English Premier League football match between Newcastle and Chelsea at St James Park, Newcastle, north-east England on November 28, 2010. AFP PHOTO/ANDREW YATES. FOR EDITORIAL USE Additional licence required for any commercial/promotional use or use on TV or internet (except identical online version of newspaper) of Premier League/Football League photos. Tel DataCo +44 207 2981656. Do not alter/modify photo , Moldovan acting-president Mihai Ghimpu (L) looks at a list at a polling station in Chisinau on November 28, 2010. Moldova vote in a parliamentary election that aims to end a prolonged power vacuum in Europe's poorest country as it seeks to establish EU membership and sustainable growth. The election pits two familiar rivals: a weak ruling coalition of liberal forces and a Community Party that is just strong enough to block the selection of a president to pull the struggling country further from its Soviet past. AFP PHOTO / VADIM DENISOV , The landscape is covered in snow on November 28, 2010 at the Grosser Feldberg mountain in the western Taunus region. Meteorologists forecast further snowfalls and cold temperatures for the following days. AFP PHOTO ARNE DEDERT GERMANY OUT , People dressed as St. Nicholas (2nd R), a knave in a traditional Bavarian woman's dress (2nd L), two Gangerl (L and R) and Buttenmandl (behind) make their way through the snow during the traditional Buttenmandl-Parade near the village of Bischofswiesen-Loipl, southern Germany, on November 28, 2010. On the first Sunday of the Advent season, St. Nicholas is traditionally accompanied by twelve Buttenmandls and a knave when they go from house to house to give small presents to the children. Only unmarried men are allowed to parade as Buttenmandls, who are completely covered in straw and wear animal masks and cow bells. AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOF STACHE , A woman pulls her daughter sitting on a sledge through the snow-covered Orangerie park on November 29, 2010 in Strasbourg, eastern France. AFP PHOTO/FREDERICK FLORIN , A stork stands on a snow covered roof at the Orangerie park on November 29, 2010 in Strasbourg, eastern France. AFP PHOTO/FREDERICK FLORIN , Picture of snow covered flowers taken on November 29, 2010 at the Orangerie park in Strasbourg, eastern France. AFP PHOTO/FREDERICK FLORIN , Snow covers the Theatre Square in Dresden, eastern Germany, on November 29, 2010, as temperatures in the whole country fell under zero degrees celsius. AFP PHOTO / MATTHIAS HIEKEL GERMANY OUT , People walk in the snow covered Pepiniere garden, on November 29, 2010 in Nancy northeastern France. AFP PHOTO / JEAN-CHRISTOPHE VERHAEGEN , People walk in the snow covered Stanislas square, on November 29, 2010 in Nancy northeastern France. AFP PHOTO / JEAN-CHRISTOPHE VERHAEGEN , Snow covers a street lamp and a statue at the Theatre Square in Dresden, eastern Germany, on November 29, 2010, as temperatures in the whole country fell under zero degrees celsius. AFP PHOTO / MATTHIAS HIEKEL GERMANY OUT , People cross a street as the first snow of the season falls in Warsaw on November 29, 2010. Poland has been hit by its first major snowstorm of the season, snarling traffic and causing flight cancellations at Warsaw's Frederic Chopin International airport. Parts of Britain experienced record low temperatures overnight, including minus 17 Celsius in Wales, forecasters said Sunday amid warnings of more heavy snow to come. AFP PHOTO / JANEK SKARZYNSKI , Women protect themselves from the wind and falling snow as they walk along a street as the first snow of the season falls in Warsaw on November 29, 2010. Poland has been hit by its first major snowstorm of the season, snarling traffic and causing flight cancellations at Warsaw's Frederic Chopin International airport. Parts of Britain experienced record low temperatures overnight, including minus 17 Celsius in Wales, forecasters said Sunday amid warnings of more heavy snow to come. AFP PHOTO / JANEK SKARZYNSKI , Women A man crosses a street as the first snow of the season falls in Warsaw on November 29, 2010. Poland has been hit by its first major snowstorm of the season, snarling traffic and causing flight cancellations at Warsaw's Frederic Chopin International airport. Parts of Britain experienced record low temperatures overnight, including minus 17 Celsius in Wales, forecasters said Sunday amid warnings of more heavy snow to come. AFP PHOTO / JANEK SKARZYNSKI , A child plays in the snow as the first snow of the season falls in Warsaw on November 29, 2010. Poland has been hit by its first major snowstorm of the season, snarling traffic and causing flight cancellations at Warsaw's Frederic Chopin International airport. Parts of Britain experienced record low temperatures overnight, including minus 17 Celsius in Wales, forecasters said Sunday amid warnings of more heavy snow to come. AFP PHOTO / JANEK SKARZYNSKI , Children play in the snow as the first snow of the season falls in Warsaw on November 29, 2010. Poland has been hit by its first major snowstorm of the season, snarling traffic and causing flight cancellations at Warsaw's Frederic Chopin International airport. Parts of Britain experienced record low temperatures overnight, including minus 17 Celsius in Wales, forecasters said Sunday amid warnings of more heavy snow to come. AFP PHOTO / JANEK SKARZYNSKI , Children play in the snow as the first snow of the season falls in Warsaw on November 29, 2010. Poland has been hit by its first major snowstorm of the season, snarling traffic and causing flight cancellations at Warsaw's Frederic Chopin International airport. Parts of Britain experienced record low temperatures overnight, including minus 17 Celsius in Wales, forecasters said Sunday amid warnings of more heavy snow to come. AFP PHOTO / JANEK SKARZYNSKI , Cars drive a street as the first snow of the season blankets Warsaw on November 29, 2010. Poland has been hit by its first major snowstorm of the season, snarling traffic and causing flight cancellations at Warsaw's Frederic Chopin International airport. Parts of Britain experienced record low temperatures overnight, including minus 17 Celsius in Wales, forecasters said Sunday amid warnings of more heavy snow to come. AFP PHOTO / JANEK SKARZYNSKI , A woman draws up her shawl as she walks as the first snow of the season falls in Warsaw on November 29, 2010. Poland has been hit by its first major snowstorm of the season, snarling traffic and causing flight cancellations at Warsaw's Frederic Chopin International airport. Parts of Britain experienced record low temperatures overnight, including minus 17 Celsius in Wales, forecasters said Sunday amid warnings of more heavy snow to come. AFP PHOTO / JANEK SKARZYNSKI , A man is walking in a street covered of snow, on November 29, 2010 in Vannes, western France. Temperatures are set to plummet in France this week, as snow falls across much of the country. AFP PHOTO DAMIEN MEYER , Schoolchilds walk on a snow covered street as they leave their school, on November 30, 2010 in Saint-Germain-Lembron, eastern France. AFP PHOTO THIERRY ZOCCOLAN , Street lights coved in snow and ice can be seen near the central German Feldberg mountain on November 30, 2010. Many parts of the country are experiencing cold weather with snowfall. AFP PHOTO / ROLF HAID GERMANY OUT , A snow covered foutain is pictured in front of Orleans' cathedral on November 30, 2010 in Orleans, following a night with temperatures below - 15°C, breaking the 1956 record for this region at this similar period of the year. AFP PHOTO/ALAIN JOCARD
A man walks past an imprint of a hand in a heart drawn in the snow on a rock by the banks of the Yalu River in Dandong on November 27, 2010 in northeast China's Liaoning province, with the North Korean border town of Siniuju connected on the opposite side of the Sino-Korean Friendship Bridge in background after a night of snowfall. The United States has sought to reassure China over joint US-South Korean military exercises, with the Pentagon insisting the war games were "not directed" at Beijing with the four-day exercises starting November 28 coming in the wake of North Korea's artillery bombardment of a South Korean island. AFP PHOTO / Frederic J. BROWN , A cyclist rides along a snow covered street in Den Bosch on November 27, 2010. Several parts of Europe experienced their first snowfall of the winter. AFP PHOTO/ANP/MARCEL ANTONISSE netherlands out - belgium out , Cross-country skiers make their way across the snow-covered landscape near the northern German town of Sonnenberg on November 27, 2010. Many parts of the country are experiencing cold weather with snowfall. AFP PHOTO / FRANK MAY GERMANY OUT , A woman pulls a child on a sledge through the snow-covered landscape near the northern German town of Sonnenberg on November 27, 2010. Many parts of the country are experiencing cold weather with snowfall. AFP PHOTO / FRANK MAY GERMANY OUT , Cars and trucks drive on the snowy A20 highway on November 27, 2010 near Razes, central France. Due to snow and black ice, the road traffic is difficult today in some French regions. AFP PHOTO PASCAL LACHENAUD , A sign-post is covered by snow and ice at the southern German Feldberg Mountain on November 27, 2010. Many parts of the country are experiencing cold weather with snowfall. AFP PHOTO / PATRICK SEEGER GERMANY OUT , The landmark sculpture entitled 'Angel of the North' by British artist Antony Gormley stands amongst snow near Gateshead, in north-east England, on November 28, 2010 . Parts of Britain were blanketed in up to 35 centimetres (13 inches) of snow, causing air and road disruption, in the earliest widespread snowfall for 17 years. AFP PHOTO/ANDREW YATES , Groundstaff clear snow from the pitch prior to the English Premier League football match between Newcastle and Chelsea at St James Park, Newcastle, north-east England on November 28, 2010. AFP PHOTO/ANDREW YATES. FOR EDITORIAL USE Additional licence required for any commercial/promotional use or use on TV or internet (except identical online version of newspaper) of Premier League/Football League photos. Tel DataCo +44 207 2981656. Do not alter/modify photo , Moldovan acting-president Mihai Ghimpu (L) looks at a list at a polling station in Chisinau on November 28, 2010. Moldova vote in a parliamentary election that aims to end a prolonged power vacuum in Europe's poorest country as it seeks to establish EU membership and sustainable growth. The election pits two familiar rivals: a weak ruling coalition of liberal forces and a Community Party that is just strong enough to block the selection of a president to pull the struggling country further from its Soviet past. AFP PHOTO / VADIM DENISOV , The landscape is covered in snow on November 28, 2010 at the Grosser Feldberg mountain in the western Taunus region. Meteorologists forecast further snowfalls and cold temperatures for the following days. AFP PHOTO ARNE DEDERT GERMANY OUT , People dressed as St. Nicholas (2nd R), a knave in a traditional Bavarian woman's dress (2nd L), two Gangerl (L and R) and Buttenmandl (behind) make their way through the snow during the traditional Buttenmandl-Parade near the village of Bischofswiesen-Loipl, southern Germany, on November 28, 2010. On the first Sunday of the Advent season, St. Nicholas is traditionally accompanied by twelve Buttenmandls and a knave when they go from house to house to give small presents to the children. Only unmarried men are allowed to parade as Buttenmandls, who are completely covered in straw and wear animal masks and cow bells. AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOF STACHE , A woman pulls her daughter sitting on a sledge through the snow-covered Orangerie park on November 29, 2010 in Strasbourg, eastern France. AFP PHOTO/FREDERICK FLORIN , A stork stands on a snow covered roof at the Orangerie park on November 29, 2010 in Strasbourg, eastern France. AFP PHOTO/FREDERICK FLORIN , Picture of snow covered flowers taken on November 29, 2010 at the Orangerie park in Strasbourg, eastern France. AFP PHOTO/FREDERICK FLORIN , Snow covers the Theatre Square in Dresden, eastern Germany, on November 29, 2010, as temperatures in the whole country fell under zero degrees celsius. AFP PHOTO / MATTHIAS HIEKEL GERMANY OUT , People walk in the snow covered Pepiniere garden, on November 29, 2010 in Nancy northeastern France. AFP PHOTO / JEAN-CHRISTOPHE VERHAEGEN , People walk in the snow covered Stanislas square, on November 29, 2010 in Nancy northeastern France. AFP PHOTO / JEAN-CHRISTOPHE VERHAEGEN
A man walks past an imprint of a hand in a heart drawn in the snow on a rock by the banks of the Yalu River in Dandong on November 27, 2010 in northeast China's Liaoning province, with the North Korean border town of Siniuju connected on the opposite side of the Sino-Korean Friendship Bridge in background after a night of snowfall. The United States has sought to reassure China over joint US-South Korean military exercises, with the Pentagon insisting the war games were "not directed" at Beijing with the four-day exercises starting November 28 coming in the wake of North Korea's artillery bombardment of a South Korean island. AFP PHOTO / Frederic J. BROWN , A cyclist rides along a snow covered street in Den Bosch on November 27, 2010. Several parts of Europe experienced their first snowfall of the winter. AFP PHOTO/ANP/MARCEL ANTONISSE netherlands out - belgium out , Cross-country skiers make their way across the snow-covered landscape near the northern German town of Sonnenberg on November 27, 2010. Many parts of the country are experiencing cold weather with snowfall. AFP PHOTO / FRANK MAY GERMANY OUT , A woman pulls a child on a sledge through the snow-covered landscape near the northern German town of Sonnenberg on November 27, 2010. Many parts of the country are experiencing cold weather with snowfall. AFP PHOTO / FRANK MAY GERMANY OUT , Cars and trucks drive on the snowy A20 highway on November 27, 2010 near Razes, central France. Due to snow and black ice, the road traffic is difficult today in some French regions. AFP PHOTO PASCAL LACHENAUD , A sign-post is covered by snow and ice at the southern German Feldberg Mountain on November 27, 2010. Many parts of the country are experiencing cold weather with snowfall. AFP PHOTO / PATRICK SEEGER GERMANY OUT , The landmark sculpture entitled 'Angel of the North' by British artist Antony Gormley stands amongst snow near Gateshead, in north-east England, on November 28, 2010 . Parts of Britain were blanketed in up to 35 centimetres (13 inches) of snow, causing air and road disruption, in the earliest widespread snowfall for 17 years. AFP PHOTO/ANDREW YATES , Groundstaff clear snow from the pitch prior to the English Premier League football match between Newcastle and Chelsea at St James Park, Newcastle, north-east England on November 28, 2010. AFP PHOTO/ANDREW YATES. FOR EDITORIAL USE Additional licence required for any commercial/promotional use or use on TV or internet (except identical online version of newspaper) of Premier League/Football League photos. Tel DataCo +44 207 2981656. Do not alter/modify photo , Moldovan acting-president Mihai Ghimpu (L) looks at a list at a polling station in Chisinau on November 28, 2010. Moldova vote in a parliamentary election that aims to end a prolonged power vacuum in Europe's poorest country as it seeks to establish EU membership and sustainable growth. The election pits two familiar rivals: a weak ruling coalition of liberal forces and a Community Party that is just strong enough to block the selection of a president to pull the struggling country further from its Soviet past. AFP PHOTO / VADIM DENISOV , The landscape is covered in snow on November 28, 2010 at the Grosser Feldberg mountain in the western Taunus region. Meteorologists forecast further snowfalls and cold temperatures for the following days. AFP PHOTO ARNE DEDERT GERMANY OUT , People dressed as St. Nicholas (2nd R), a knave in a traditional Bavarian woman's dress (2nd L), two Gangerl (L and R) and Buttenmandl (behind) make their way through the snow during the traditional Buttenmandl-Parade near the village of Bischofswiesen-Loipl, southern Germany, on November 28, 2010. On the first Sunday of the Advent season, St. Nicholas is traditionally accompanied by twelve Buttenmandls and a knave when they go from house to house to give small presents to the children. Only unmarried men are allowed to parade as Buttenmandls, who are completely covered in straw and wear animal masks and cow bells. AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOF STACHE , A woman pulls her daughter sitting on a sledge through the snow-covered Orangerie park on November 29, 2010 in Strasbourg, eastern France. AFP PHOTO/FREDERICK FLORIN , A stork stands on a snow covered roof at the Orangerie park on November 29, 2010 in Strasbourg, eastern France. AFP PHOTO/FREDERICK FLORIN , Picture of snow covered flowers taken on November 29, 2010 at the Orangerie park in Strasbourg, eastern France. AFP PHOTO/FREDERICK FLORIN , Snow covers the Theatre Square in Dresden, eastern Germany, on November 29, 2010, as temperatures in the whole country fell under zero degrees celsius. AFP PHOTO / MATTHIAS HIEKEL GERMANY OUT , People walk in the snow covered Pepiniere garden, on November 29, 2010 in Nancy northeastern France. AFP PHOTO / JEAN-CHRISTOPHE VERHAEGEN , People walk in the snow covered Stanislas square, on November 29, 2010 in Nancy northeastern France. AFP PHOTO / JEAN-CHRISTOPHE VERHAEGEN , Snow covers a street lamp and a statue at the Theatre Square in Dresden, eastern Germany, on November 29, 2010, as temperatures in the whole country fell under zero degrees celsius. AFP PHOTO / MATTHIAS HIEKEL GERMANY OUT , People cross a street as the first snow of the season falls in Warsaw on November 29, 2010. Poland has been hit by its first major snowstorm of the season, snarling traffic and causing flight cancellations at Warsaw's Frederic Chopin International airport. Parts of Britain experienced record low temperatures overnight, including minus 17 Celsius in Wales, forecasters said Sunday amid warnings of more heavy snow to come. AFP PHOTO / JANEK SKARZYNSKI , Women protect themselves from the wind and falling snow as they walk along a street as the first snow of the season falls in Warsaw on November 29, 2010. Poland has been hit by its first major snowstorm of the season, snarling traffic and causing flight cancellations at Warsaw's Frederic Chopin International airport. Parts of Britain experienced record low temperatures overnight, including minus 17 Celsius in Wales, forecasters said Sunday amid warnings of more heavy snow to come. AFP PHOTO / JANEK SKARZYNSKI , Women A man crosses a street as the first snow of the season falls in Warsaw on November 29, 2010. Poland has been hit by its first major snowstorm of the season, snarling traffic and causing flight cancellations at Warsaw's Frederic Chopin International airport. Parts of Britain experienced record low temperatures overnight, including minus 17 Celsius in Wales, forecasters said Sunday amid warnings of more heavy snow to come. AFP PHOTO / JANEK SKARZYNSKI , A child plays in the snow as the first snow of the season falls in Warsaw on November 29, 2010. Poland has been hit by its first major snowstorm of the season, snarling traffic and causing flight cancellations at Warsaw's Frederic Chopin International airport. Parts of Britain experienced record low temperatures overnight, including minus 17 Celsius in Wales, forecasters said Sunday amid warnings of more heavy snow to come. AFP PHOTO / JANEK SKARZYNSKI , Children play in the snow as the first snow of the season falls in Warsaw on November 29, 2010. Poland has been hit by its first major snowstorm of the season, snarling traffic and causing flight cancellations at Warsaw's Frederic Chopin International airport. Parts of Britain experienced record low temperatures overnight, including minus 17 Celsius in Wales, forecasters said Sunday amid warnings of more heavy snow to come. AFP PHOTO / JANEK SKARZYNSKI , Children play in the snow as the first snow of the season falls in Warsaw on November 29, 2010. Poland has been hit by its first major snowstorm of the season, snarling traffic and causing flight cancellations at Warsaw's Frederic Chopin International airport. Parts of Britain experienced record low temperatures overnight, including minus 17 Celsius in Wales, forecasters said Sunday amid warnings of more heavy snow to come. AFP PHOTO / JANEK SKARZYNSKI , Cars drive a street as the first snow of the season blankets Warsaw on November 29, 2010. Poland has been hit by its first major snowstorm of the season, snarling traffic and causing flight cancellations at Warsaw's Frederic Chopin International airport. Parts of Britain experienced record low temperatures overnight, including minus 17 Celsius in Wales, forecasters said Sunday amid warnings of more heavy snow to come. AFP PHOTO / JANEK SKARZYNSKI , A woman draws up her shawl as she walks as the first snow of the season falls in Warsaw on November 29, 2010. Poland has been hit by its first major snowstorm of the season, snarling traffic and causing flight cancellations at Warsaw's Frederic Chopin International airport. Parts of Britain experienced record low temperatures overnight, including minus 17 Celsius in Wales, forecasters said Sunday amid warnings of more heavy snow to come. AFP PHOTO / JANEK SKARZYNSKI , A man is walking in a street covered of snow, on November 29, 2010 in Vannes, western France. Temperatures are set to plummet in France this week, as snow falls across much of the country. AFP PHOTO DAMIEN MEYER , Schoolchilds walk on a snow covered street as they leave their school, on November 30, 2010 in Saint-Germain-Lembron, eastern France. AFP PHOTO THIERRY ZOCCOLAN
A man walks past an imprint of a hand in a heart drawn in the snow on a rock by the banks of the Yalu River in Dandong on November 27, 2010 in northeast China's Liaoning province, with the North Korean border town of Siniuju connected on the opposite side of the Sino-Korean Friendship Bridge in background after a night of snowfall. The United States has sought to reassure China over joint US-South Korean military exercises, with the Pentagon insisting the war games were "not directed" at Beijing with the four-day exercises starting November 28 coming in the wake of North Korea's artillery bombardment of a South Korean island. AFP PHOTO / Frederic J. BROWN , A cyclist rides along a snow covered street in Den Bosch on November 27, 2010. Several parts of Europe experienced their first snowfall of the winter. AFP PHOTO/ANP/MARCEL ANTONISSE netherlands out - belgium out , Cross-country skiers make their way across the snow-covered landscape near the northern German town of Sonnenberg on November 27, 2010. Many parts of the country are experiencing cold weather with snowfall. AFP PHOTO / FRANK MAY GERMANY OUT , A woman pulls a child on a sledge through the snow-covered landscape near the northern German town of Sonnenberg on November 27, 2010. Many parts of the country are experiencing cold weather with snowfall. AFP PHOTO / FRANK MAY GERMANY OUT , Cars and trucks drive on the snowy A20 highway on November 27, 2010 near Razes, central France. Due to snow and black ice, the road traffic is difficult today in some French regions. AFP PHOTO PASCAL LACHENAUD , A sign-post is covered by snow and ice at the southern German Feldberg Mountain on November 27, 2010. Many parts of the country are experiencing cold weather with snowfall. AFP PHOTO / PATRICK SEEGER GERMANY OUT , The landmark sculpture entitled 'Angel of the North' by British artist Antony Gormley stands amongst snow near Gateshead, in north-east England, on November 28, 2010 . Parts of Britain were blanketed in up to 35 centimetres (13 inches) of snow, causing air and road disruption, in the earliest widespread snowfall for 17 years. AFP PHOTO/ANDREW YATES , Groundstaff clear snow from the pitch prior to the English Premier League football match between Newcastle and Chelsea at St James Park, Newcastle, north-east England on November 28, 2010. AFP PHOTO/ANDREW YATES. FOR EDITORIAL USE Additional licence required for any commercial/promotional use or use on TV or internet (except identical online version of newspaper) of Premier League/Football League photos. Tel DataCo +44 207 2981656. Do not alter/modify photo , Moldovan acting-president Mihai Ghimpu (L) looks at a list at a polling station in Chisinau on November 28, 2010. Moldova vote in a parliamentary election that aims to end a prolonged power vacuum in Europe's poorest country as it seeks to establish EU membership and sustainable growth. The election pits two familiar rivals: a weak ruling coalition of liberal forces and a Community Party that is just strong enough to block the selection of a president to pull the struggling country further from its Soviet past. AFP PHOTO / VADIM DENISOV , The landscape is covered in snow on November 28, 2010 at the Grosser Feldberg mountain in the western Taunus region. Meteorologists forecast further snowfalls and cold temperatures for the following days. AFP PHOTO ARNE DEDERT GERMANY OUT , People dressed as St. Nicholas (2nd R), a knave in a traditional Bavarian woman's dress (2nd L), two Gangerl (L and R) and Buttenmandl (behind) make their way through the snow during the traditional Buttenmandl-Parade near the village of Bischofswiesen-Loipl, southern Germany, on November 28, 2010. On the first Sunday of the Advent season, St. Nicholas is traditionally accompanied by twelve Buttenmandls and a knave when they go from house to house to give small presents to the children. Only unmarried men are allowed to parade as Buttenmandls, who are completely covered in straw and wear animal masks and cow bells. AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOF STACHE , A woman pulls her daughter sitting on a sledge through the snow-covered Orangerie park on November 29, 2010 in Strasbourg, eastern France. AFP PHOTO/FREDERICK FLORIN , A stork stands on a snow covered roof at the Orangerie park on November 29, 2010 in Strasbourg, eastern France. AFP PHOTO/FREDERICK FLORIN , Picture of snow covered flowers taken on November 29, 2010 at the Orangerie park in Strasbourg, eastern France. AFP PHOTO/FREDERICK FLORIN , Snow covers the Theatre Square in Dresden, eastern Germany, on November 29, 2010, as temperatures in the whole country fell under zero degrees celsius. AFP PHOTO / MATTHIAS HIEKEL GERMANY OUT , People walk in the snow covered Pepiniere garden, on November 29, 2010 in Nancy northeastern France. AFP PHOTO / JEAN-CHRISTOPHE VERHAEGEN , People walk in the snow covered Stanislas square, on November 29, 2010 in Nancy northeastern France. AFP PHOTO / JEAN-CHRISTOPHE VERHAEGEN , Snow covers a street lamp and a statue at the Theatre Square in Dresden, eastern Germany, on November 29, 2010, as temperatures in the whole country fell under zero degrees celsius. AFP PHOTO / MATTHIAS HIEKEL GERMANY OUT , People cross a street as the first snow of the season falls in Warsaw on November 29, 2010. Poland has been hit by its first major snowstorm of the season, snarling traffic and causing flight cancellations at Warsaw's Frederic Chopin International airport. Parts of Britain experienced record low temperatures overnight, including minus 17 Celsius in Wales, forecasters said Sunday amid warnings of more heavy snow to come. AFP PHOTO / JANEK SKARZYNSKI , Women protect themselves from the wind and falling snow as they walk along a street as the first snow of the season falls in Warsaw on November 29, 2010. Poland has been hit by its first major snowstorm of the season, snarling traffic and causing flight cancellations at Warsaw's Frederic Chopin International airport. Parts of Britain experienced record low temperatures overnight, including minus 17 Celsius in Wales, forecasters said Sunday amid warnings of more heavy snow to come. AFP PHOTO / JANEK SKARZYNSKI , Women A man crosses a street as the first snow of the season falls in Warsaw on November 29, 2010. Poland has been hit by its first major snowstorm of the season, snarling traffic and causing flight cancellations at Warsaw's Frederic Chopin International airport. Parts of Britain experienced record low temperatures overnight, including minus 17 Celsius in Wales, forecasters said Sunday amid warnings of more heavy snow to come. AFP PHOTO / JANEK SKARZYNSKI , A child plays in the snow as the first snow of the season falls in Warsaw on November 29, 2010. Poland has been hit by its first major snowstorm of the season, snarling traffic and causing flight cancellations at Warsaw's Frederic Chopin International airport. Parts of Britain experienced record low temperatures overnight, including minus 17 Celsius in Wales, forecasters said Sunday amid warnings of more heavy snow to come. AFP PHOTO / JANEK SKARZYNSKI , Children play in the snow as the first snow of the season falls in Warsaw on November 29, 2010. Poland has been hit by its first major snowstorm of the season, snarling traffic and causing flight cancellations at Warsaw's Frederic Chopin International airport. Parts of Britain experienced record low temperatures overnight, including minus 17 Celsius in Wales, forecasters said Sunday amid warnings of more heavy snow to come. AFP PHOTO / JANEK SKARZYNSKI , Children play in the snow as the first snow of the season falls in Warsaw on November 29, 2010. Poland has been hit by its first major snowstorm of the season, snarling traffic and causing flight cancellations at Warsaw's Frederic Chopin International airport. Parts of Britain experienced record low temperatures overnight, including minus 17 Celsius in Wales, forecasters said Sunday amid warnings of more heavy snow to come. AFP PHOTO / JANEK SKARZYNSKI , Cars drive a street as the first snow of the season blankets Warsaw on November 29, 2010. Poland has been hit by its first major snowstorm of the season, snarling traffic and causing flight cancellations at Warsaw's Frederic Chopin International airport. Parts of Britain experienced record low temperatures overnight, including minus 17 Celsius in Wales, forecasters said Sunday amid warnings of more heavy snow to come. AFP PHOTO / JANEK SKARZYNSKI , A woman draws up her shawl as she walks as the first snow of the season falls in Warsaw on November 29, 2010. Poland has been hit by its first major snowstorm of the season, snarling traffic and causing flight cancellations at Warsaw's Frederic Chopin International airport. Parts of Britain experienced record low temperatures overnight, including minus 17 Celsius in Wales, forecasters said Sunday amid warnings of more heavy snow to come. AFP PHOTO / JANEK SKARZYNSKI , A man is walking in a street covered of snow, on November 29, 2010 in Vannes, western France. Temperatures are set to plummet in France this week, as snow falls across much of the country. AFP PHOTO DAMIEN MEYER , Schoolchilds walk on a snow covered street as they leave their school, on November 30, 2010 in Saint-Germain-Lembron, eastern France. AFP PHOTO THIERRY ZOCCOLAN , Street lights coved in snow and ice can be seen near the central German Feldberg mountain on November 30, 2010. Many parts of the country are experiencing cold weather with snowfall. AFP PHOTO / ROLF HAID GERMANY OUT , A snow covered foutain is pictured in front of Orleans' cathedral on November 30, 2010 in Orleans, following a night with temperatures below - 15°C, breaking the 1956 record for this region at this similar period of the year. AFP PHOTO/ALAIN JOCARD , A man runs through the snow near Hexham in north-east England, on November 25, 2010. The first flakes of this winter's snow fell overnight Wednesday, with more expected to follow. AFP PHOTO / ANDREW YATES , A car is driven along a snow covered road near Hexham, in north-east England, on November 25, 2010. The first flakes of this winter's snow fell overnight Wednesday, with more expected to follow. AFP PHOTO / ANDREW YATES , Snow falls over a farmhouse near Hexham, in north-east England, on November 25, 2010. The first flakes of this winter's snow fell overnight Wednesday, with more expected to follow. AFP PHOTO / ANDREW YATES , Frozen snow clings to halms on the Auerberg mountain near Stoetten, southwestern Germany. Meteorologists forecast temperatures below the freezing point to the southern Allgaeu region. AFP PHOTO KARL-JOSEF HILDENBRAND GERMANY OUT , Two benches standing in front of an Alps panorama are covered in snow November 25, 2010 on the Auerberg mountain near Stoetten, southwestern Germany. Meteorologists forecast temperatures below the freezing point to the southern Allgaeu region. AFP PHOTO KARL-JOSEF HILDENBRAND GERMANY OUT , A couple walks through the snow-covered landscape on the Kahler Asten mountain near Winterberg, western Germany, on November 25, 2010. The western German winter sports resort expects more snowfalls and temperatures below the freezing point, so that winter sports enthousiasts are hoping that the season will open soon. AFP PHOTO JULIAN STRATENSCHULTE GERMANY OUT , A woman walks in the middle of the concrete steles of the monument for the murdered Jews of Europe, which are is covered in a light layer of snow in Berlin on November 26, 2010. AFP PHOTO / JOHN MACDOUGALL , Pedestrians walk in a street during a snowfall in Caen, northwestern France, on November 25, 2010. Due to snow and black ice, the road traffic is difficult today in some French regions. AFP PHOTO/KENZO TRIBOUILLARD , Pedestrians shelter under umbrellas during a snowfall in Caen, northwestern France, on November 25, 2010. Due to snow and black ice, the road traffic is difficult today in some French regions. AFP PHOTO/KENZO TRIBOUILLARD
A man walks past an imprint of a hand in a heart drawn in the snow on a rock by the banks of the Yalu River in Dandong on November 27, 2010 in northeast China's Liaoning province, with the North Korean border town of Siniuju connected on the opposite side of the Sino-Korean Friendship Bridge in background after a night of snowfall. The United States has sought to reassure China over joint US-South Korean military exercises, with the Pentagon insisting the war games were "not directed" at Beijing with the four-day exercises starting November 28 coming in the wake of North Korea's artillery bombardment of a South Korean island. AFP PHOTO / Frederic J. BROWN , A cyclist rides along a snow covered street in Den Bosch on November 27, 2010. Several parts of Europe experienced their first snowfall of the winter. AFP PHOTO/ANP/MARCEL ANTONISSE netherlands out - belgium out , Cross-country skiers make their way across the snow-covered landscape near the northern German town of Sonnenberg on November 27, 2010. Many parts of the country are experiencing cold weather with snowfall. AFP PHOTO / FRANK MAY GERMANY OUT , A woman pulls a child on a sledge through the snow-covered landscape near the northern German town of Sonnenberg on November 27, 2010. Many parts of the country are experiencing cold weather with snowfall. AFP PHOTO / FRANK MAY GERMANY OUT , Cars and trucks drive on the snowy A20 highway on November 27, 2010 near Razes, central France. Due to snow and black ice, the road traffic is difficult today in some French regions. AFP PHOTO PASCAL LACHENAUD , A sign-post is covered by snow and ice at the southern German Feldberg Mountain on November 27, 2010. Many parts of the country are experiencing cold weather with snowfall. AFP PHOTO / PATRICK SEEGER GERMANY OUT , The landmark sculpture entitled 'Angel of the North' by British artist Antony Gormley stands amongst snow near Gateshead, in north-east England, on November 28, 2010 . Parts of Britain were blanketed in up to 35 centimetres (13 inches) of snow, causing air and road disruption, in the earliest widespread snowfall for 17 years. AFP PHOTO/ANDREW YATES , Groundstaff clear snow from the pitch prior to the English Premier League football match between Newcastle and Chelsea at St James Park, Newcastle, north-east England on November 28, 2010. AFP PHOTO/ANDREW YATES. FOR EDITORIAL USE Additional licence required for any commercial/promotional use or use on TV or internet (except identical online version of newspaper) of Premier League/Football League photos. Tel DataCo +44 207 2981656. Do not alter/modify photo , Moldovan acting-president Mihai Ghimpu (L) looks at a list at a polling station in Chisinau on November 28, 2010. Moldova vote in a parliamentary election that aims to end a prolonged power vacuum in Europe's poorest country as it seeks to establish EU membership and sustainable growth. The election pits two familiar rivals: a weak ruling coalition of liberal forces and a Community Party that is just strong enough to block the selection of a president to pull the struggling country further from its Soviet past. AFP PHOTO / VADIM DENISOV , The landscape is covered in snow on November 28, 2010 at the Grosser Feldberg mountain in the western Taunus region. Meteorologists forecast further snowfalls and cold temperatures for the following days. AFP PHOTO ARNE DEDERT GERMANY OUT , People dressed as St. Nicholas (2nd R), a knave in a traditional Bavarian woman's dress (2nd L), two Gangerl (L and R) and Buttenmandl (behind) make their way through the snow during the traditional Buttenmandl-Parade near the village of Bischofswiesen-Loipl, southern Germany, on November 28, 2010. On the first Sunday of the Advent season, St. Nicholas is traditionally accompanied by twelve Buttenmandls and a knave when they go from house to house to give small presents to the children. Only unmarried men are allowed to parade as Buttenmandls, who are completely covered in straw and wear animal masks and cow bells. AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOF STACHE , A woman pulls her daughter sitting on a sledge through the snow-covered Orangerie park on November 29, 2010 in Strasbourg, eastern France. AFP PHOTO/FREDERICK FLORIN , A stork stands on a snow covered roof at the Orangerie park on November 29, 2010 in Strasbourg, eastern France. AFP PHOTO/FREDERICK FLORIN , Picture of snow covered flowers taken on November 29, 2010 at the Orangerie park in Strasbourg, eastern France. AFP PHOTO/FREDERICK FLORIN , Snow covers the Theatre Square in Dresden, eastern Germany, on November 29, 2010, as temperatures in the whole country fell under zero degrees celsius. AFP PHOTO / MATTHIAS HIEKEL GERMANY OUT , People walk in the snow covered Pepiniere garden, on November 29, 2010 in Nancy northeastern France. AFP PHOTO / JEAN-CHRISTOPHE VERHAEGEN , People walk in the snow covered Stanislas square, on November 29, 2010 in Nancy northeastern France. AFP PHOTO / JEAN-CHRISTOPHE VERHAEGEN , Snow covers a street lamp and a statue at the Theatre Square in Dresden, eastern Germany, on November 29, 2010, as temperatures in the whole country fell under zero degrees celsius. AFP PHOTO / MATTHIAS HIEKEL GERMANY OUT , People cross a street as the first snow of the season falls in Warsaw on November 29, 2010. Poland has been hit by its first major snowstorm of the season, snarling traffic and causing flight cancellations at Warsaw's Frederic Chopin International airport. Parts of Britain experienced record low temperatures overnight, including minus 17 Celsius in Wales, forecasters said Sunday amid warnings of more heavy snow to come. AFP PHOTO / JANEK SKARZYNSKI , Women protect themselves from the wind and falling snow as they walk along a street as the first snow of the season falls in Warsaw on November 29, 2010. Poland has been hit by its first major snowstorm of the season, snarling traffic and causing flight cancellations at Warsaw's Frederic Chopin International airport. Parts of Britain experienced record low temperatures overnight, including minus 17 Celsius in Wales, forecasters said Sunday amid warnings of more heavy snow to come. AFP PHOTO / JANEK SKARZYNSKI , Women A man crosses a street as the first snow of the season falls in Warsaw on November 29, 2010. Poland has been hit by its first major snowstorm of the season, snarling traffic and causing flight cancellations at Warsaw's Frederic Chopin International airport. Parts of Britain experienced record low temperatures overnight, including minus 17 Celsius in Wales, forecasters said Sunday amid warnings of more heavy snow to come. AFP PHOTO / JANEK SKARZYNSKI , A child plays in the snow as the first snow of the season falls in Warsaw on November 29, 2010. Poland has been hit by its first major snowstorm of the season, snarling traffic and causing flight cancellations at Warsaw's Frederic Chopin International airport. Parts of Britain experienced record low temperatures overnight, including minus 17 Celsius in Wales, forecasters said Sunday amid warnings of more heavy snow to come. AFP PHOTO / JANEK SKARZYNSKI , Children play in the snow as the first snow of the season falls in Warsaw on November 29, 2010. Poland has been hit by its first major snowstorm of the season, snarling traffic and causing flight cancellations at Warsaw's Frederic Chopin International airport. Parts of Britain experienced record low temperatures overnight, including minus 17 Celsius in Wales, forecasters said Sunday amid warnings of more heavy snow to come. AFP PHOTO / JANEK SKARZYNSKI , Children play in the snow as the first snow of the season falls in Warsaw on November 29, 2010. Poland has been hit by its first major snowstorm of the season, snarling traffic and causing flight cancellations at Warsaw's Frederic Chopin International airport. Parts of Britain experienced record low temperatures overnight, including minus 17 Celsius in Wales, forecasters said Sunday amid warnings of more heavy snow to come. AFP PHOTO / JANEK SKARZYNSKI , Cars drive a street as the first snow of the season blankets Warsaw on November 29, 2010. Poland has been hit by its first major snowstorm of the season, snarling traffic and causing flight cancellations at Warsaw's Frederic Chopin International airport. Parts of Britain experienced record low temperatures overnight, including minus 17 Celsius in Wales, forecasters said Sunday amid warnings of more heavy snow to come. AFP PHOTO / JANEK SKARZYNSKI , A woman draws up her shawl as she walks as the first snow of the season falls in Warsaw on November 29, 2010. Poland has been hit by its first major snowstorm of the season, snarling traffic and causing flight cancellations at Warsaw's Frederic Chopin International airport. Parts of Britain experienced record low temperatures overnight, including minus 17 Celsius in Wales, forecasters said Sunday amid warnings of more heavy snow to come. AFP PHOTO / JANEK SKARZYNSKI , A man is walking in a street covered of snow, on November 29, 2010 in Vannes, western France. Temperatures are set to plummet in France this week, as snow falls across much of the country. AFP PHOTO DAMIEN MEYER , Schoolchilds walk on a snow covered street as they leave their school, on November 30, 2010 in Saint-Germain-Lembron, eastern France. AFP PHOTO THIERRY ZOCCOLAN , Street lights coved in snow and ice can be seen near the central German Feldberg mountain on November 30, 2010. Many parts of the country are experiencing cold weather with snowfall. AFP PHOTO / ROLF HAID GERMANY OUT , A snow covered foutain is pictured in front of Orleans' cathedral on November 30, 2010 in Orleans, following a night with temperatures below - 15°C, breaking the 1956 record for this region at this similar period of the year. AFP PHOTO/ALAIN JOCARD , A man runs through the snow near Hexham in north-east England, on November 25, 2010. The first flakes of this winter's snow fell overnight Wednesday, with more expected to follow. AFP PHOTO / ANDREW YATES , A car is driven along a snow covered road near Hexham, in north-east England, on November 25, 2010. The first flakes of this winter's snow fell overnight Wednesday, with more expected to follow. AFP PHOTO / ANDREW YATES , Snow falls over a farmhouse near Hexham, in north-east England, on November 25, 2010. The first flakes of this winter's snow fell overnight Wednesday, with more expected to follow. AFP PHOTO / ANDREW YATES , Frozen snow clings to halms on the Auerberg mountain near Stoetten, southwestern Germany. Meteorologists forecast temperatures below the freezing point to the southern Allgaeu region. AFP PHOTO KARL-JOSEF HILDENBRAND GERMANY OUT , Two benches standing in front of an Alps panorama are covered in snow November 25, 2010 on the Auerberg mountain near Stoetten, southwestern Germany. Meteorologists forecast temperatures below the freezing point to the southern Allgaeu region. AFP PHOTO KARL-JOSEF HILDENBRAND GERMANY OUT , A couple walks through the snow-covered landscape on the Kahler Asten mountain near Winterberg, western Germany, on November 25, 2010. The western German winter sports resort expects more snowfalls and temperatures below the freezing point, so that winter sports enthousiasts are hoping that the season will open soon. AFP PHOTO JULIAN STRATENSCHULTE GERMANY OUT
A man walks past an imprint of a hand in a heart drawn in the snow on a rock by the banks of the Yalu River in Dandong on November 27, 2010 in northeast China's Liaoning province, with the North Korean border town of Siniuju connected on the opposite side of the Sino-Korean Friendship Bridge in background after a night of snowfall. The United States has sought to reassure China over joint US-South Korean military exercises, with the Pentagon insisting the war games were "not directed" at Beijing with the four-day exercises starting November 28 coming in the wake of North Korea's artillery bombardment of a South Korean island. AFP PHOTO / Frederic J. BROWN , A cyclist rides along a snow covered street in Den Bosch on November 27, 2010. Several parts of Europe experienced their first snowfall of the winter. AFP PHOTO/ANP/MARCEL ANTONISSE netherlands out - belgium out , Cross-country skiers make their way across the snow-covered landscape near the northern German town of Sonnenberg on November 27, 2010. Many parts of the country are experiencing cold weather with snowfall. AFP PHOTO / FRANK MAY GERMANY OUT , A woman pulls a child on a sledge through the snow-covered landscape near the northern German town of Sonnenberg on November 27, 2010. Many parts of the country are experiencing cold weather with snowfall. AFP PHOTO / FRANK MAY GERMANY OUT , Cars and trucks drive on the snowy A20 highway on November 27, 2010 near Razes, central France. Due to snow and black ice, the road traffic is difficult today in some French regions. AFP PHOTO PASCAL LACHENAUD , A sign-post is covered by snow and ice at the southern German Feldberg Mountain on November 27, 2010. Many parts of the country are experiencing cold weather with snowfall. AFP PHOTO / PATRICK SEEGER GERMANY OUT , The landmark sculpture entitled 'Angel of the North' by British artist Antony Gormley stands amongst snow near Gateshead, in north-east England, on November 28, 2010 . Parts of Britain were blanketed in up to 35 centimetres (13 inches) of snow, causing air and road disruption, in the earliest widespread snowfall for 17 years. AFP PHOTO/ANDREW YATES , Groundstaff clear snow from the pitch prior to the English Premier League football match between Newcastle and Chelsea at St James Park, Newcastle, north-east England on November 28, 2010. AFP PHOTO/ANDREW YATES. FOR EDITORIAL USE Additional licence required for any commercial/promotional use or use on TV or internet (except identical online version of newspaper) of Premier League/Football League photos. Tel DataCo +44 207 2981656. Do not alter/modify photo , Moldovan acting-president Mihai Ghimpu (L) looks at a list at a polling station in Chisinau on November 28, 2010. Moldova vote in a parliamentary election that aims to end a prolonged power vacuum in Europe's poorest country as it seeks to establish EU membership and sustainable growth. The election pits two familiar rivals: a weak ruling coalition of liberal forces and a Community Party that is just strong enough to block the selection of a president to pull the struggling country further from its Soviet past. AFP PHOTO / VADIM DENISOV , The landscape is covered in snow on November 28, 2010 at the Grosser Feldberg mountain in the western Taunus region. Meteorologists forecast further snowfalls and cold temperatures for the following days. AFP PHOTO ARNE DEDERT GERMANY OUT , People dressed as St. Nicholas (2nd R), a knave in a traditional Bavarian woman's dress (2nd L), two Gangerl (L and R) and Buttenmandl (behind) make their way through the snow during the traditional Buttenmandl-Parade near the village of Bischofswiesen-Loipl, southern Germany, on November 28, 2010. On the first Sunday of the Advent season, St. Nicholas is traditionally accompanied by twelve Buttenmandls and a knave when they go from house to house to give small presents to the children. Only unmarried men are allowed to parade as Buttenmandls, who are completely covered in straw and wear animal masks and cow bells. AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOF STACHE , A woman pulls her daughter sitting on a sledge through the snow-covered Orangerie park on November 29, 2010 in Strasbourg, eastern France. AFP PHOTO/FREDERICK FLORIN , A stork stands on a snow covered roof at the Orangerie park on November 29, 2010 in Strasbourg, eastern France. AFP PHOTO/FREDERICK FLORIN , Picture of snow covered flowers taken on November 29, 2010 at the Orangerie park in Strasbourg, eastern France. AFP PHOTO/FREDERICK FLORIN , Snow covers the Theatre Square in Dresden, eastern Germany, on November 29, 2010, as temperatures in the whole country fell under zero degrees celsius. AFP PHOTO / MATTHIAS HIEKEL GERMANY OUT , People walk in the snow covered Pepiniere garden, on November 29, 2010 in Nancy northeastern France. AFP PHOTO / JEAN-CHRISTOPHE VERHAEGEN , People walk in the snow covered Stanislas square, on November 29, 2010 in Nancy northeastern France. AFP PHOTO / JEAN-CHRISTOPHE VERHAEGEN , Snow covers a street lamp and a statue at the Theatre Square in Dresden, eastern Germany, on November 29, 2010, as temperatures in the whole country fell under zero degrees celsius. AFP PHOTO / MATTHIAS HIEKEL GERMANY OUT , People cross a street as the first snow of the season falls in Warsaw on November 29, 2010. Poland has been hit by its first major snowstorm of the season, snarling traffic and causing flight cancellations at Warsaw's Frederic Chopin International airport. Parts of Britain experienced record low temperatures overnight, including minus 17 Celsius in Wales, forecasters said Sunday amid warnings of more heavy snow to come. AFP PHOTO / JANEK SKARZYNSKI , Women protect themselves from the wind and falling snow as they walk along a street as the first snow of the season falls in Warsaw on November 29, 2010. Poland has been hit by its first major snowstorm of the season, snarling traffic and causing flight cancellations at Warsaw's Frederic Chopin International airport. Parts of Britain experienced record low temperatures overnight, including minus 17 Celsius in Wales, forecasters said Sunday amid warnings of more heavy snow to come. AFP PHOTO / JANEK SKARZYNSKI , Women A man crosses a street as the first snow of the season falls in Warsaw on November 29, 2010. Poland has been hit by its first major snowstorm of the season, snarling traffic and causing flight cancellations at Warsaw's Frederic Chopin International airport. Parts of Britain experienced record low temperatures overnight, including minus 17 Celsius in Wales, forecasters said Sunday amid warnings of more heavy snow to come. AFP PHOTO / JANEK SKARZYNSKI , A child plays in the snow as the first snow of the season falls in Warsaw on November 29, 2010. Poland has been hit by its first major snowstorm of the season, snarling traffic and causing flight cancellations at Warsaw's Frederic Chopin International airport. Parts of Britain experienced record low temperatures overnight, including minus 17 Celsius in Wales, forecasters said Sunday amid warnings of more heavy snow to come. AFP PHOTO / JANEK SKARZYNSKI , Children play in the snow as the first snow of the season falls in Warsaw on November 29, 2010. Poland has been hit by its first major snowstorm of the season, snarling traffic and causing flight cancellations at Warsaw's Frederic Chopin International airport. Parts of Britain experienced record low temperatures overnight, including minus 17 Celsius in Wales, forecasters said Sunday amid warnings of more heavy snow to come. AFP PHOTO / JANEK SKARZYNSKI , Children play in the snow as the first snow of the season falls in Warsaw on November 29, 2010. Poland has been hit by its first major snowstorm of the season, snarling traffic and causing flight cancellations at Warsaw's Frederic Chopin International airport. Parts of Britain experienced record low temperatures overnight, including minus 17 Celsius in Wales, forecasters said Sunday amid warnings of more heavy snow to come. AFP PHOTO / JANEK SKARZYNSKI , Cars drive a street as the first snow of the season blankets Warsaw on November 29, 2010. Poland has been hit by its first major snowstorm of the season, snarling traffic and causing flight cancellations at Warsaw's Frederic Chopin International airport. Parts of Britain experienced record low temperatures overnight, including minus 17 Celsius in Wales, forecasters said Sunday amid warnings of more heavy snow to come. AFP PHOTO / JANEK SKARZYNSKI , A woman draws up her shawl as she walks as the first snow of the season falls in Warsaw on November 29, 2010. Poland has been hit by its first major snowstorm of the season, snarling traffic and causing flight cancellations at Warsaw's Frederic Chopin International airport. Parts of Britain experienced record low temperatures overnight, including minus 17 Celsius in Wales, forecasters said Sunday amid warnings of more heavy snow to come. AFP PHOTO / JANEK SKARZYNSKI , A man is walking in a street covered of snow, on November 29, 2010 in Vannes, western France. Temperatures are set to plummet in France this week, as snow falls across much of the country. AFP PHOTO DAMIEN MEYER , Schoolchilds walk on a snow covered street as they leave their school, on November 30, 2010 in Saint-Germain-Lembron, eastern France. AFP PHOTO THIERRY ZOCCOLAN , Street lights coved in snow and ice can be seen near the central German Feldberg mountain on November 30, 2010. Many parts of the country are experiencing cold weather with snowfall. AFP PHOTO / ROLF HAID GERMANY OUT , A snow covered foutain is pictured in front of Orleans' cathedral on November 30, 2010 in Orleans, following a night with temperatures below - 15°C, breaking the 1956 record for this region at this similar period of the year. AFP PHOTO/ALAIN JOCARD , A man runs through the snow near Hexham in north-east England, on November 25, 2010. The first flakes of this winter's snow fell overnight Wednesday, with more expected to follow. AFP PHOTO / ANDREW YATES , A car is driven along a snow covered road near Hexham, in north-east England, on November 25, 2010. The first flakes of this winter's snow fell overnight Wednesday, with more expected to follow. AFP PHOTO / ANDREW YATES , Snow falls over a farmhouse near Hexham, in north-east England, on November 25, 2010. The first flakes of this winter's snow fell overnight Wednesday, with more expected to follow. AFP PHOTO / ANDREW YATES , Frozen snow clings to halms on the Auerberg mountain near Stoetten, southwestern Germany. Meteorologists forecast temperatures below the freezing point to the southern Allgaeu region. AFP PHOTO KARL-JOSEF HILDENBRAND GERMANY OUT , Two benches standing in front of an Alps panorama are covered in snow November 25, 2010 on the Auerberg mountain near Stoetten, southwestern Germany. Meteorologists forecast temperatures below the freezing point to the southern Allgaeu region. AFP PHOTO KARL-JOSEF HILDENBRAND GERMANY OUT , A couple walks through the snow-covered landscape on the Kahler Asten mountain near Winterberg, western Germany, on November 25, 2010. The western German winter sports resort expects more snowfalls and temperatures below the freezing point, so that winter sports enthousiasts are hoping that the season will open soon. AFP PHOTO JULIAN STRATENSCHULTE GERMANY OUT , A woman walks in the middle of the concrete steles of the monument for the murdered Jews of Europe, which are is covered in a light layer of snow in Berlin on November 26, 2010. AFP PHOTO / JOHN MACDOUGALL , Pedestrians walk in a street during a snowfall in Caen, northwestern France, on November 25, 2010. Due to snow and black ice, the road traffic is difficult today in some French regions. AFP PHOTO/KENZO TRIBOUILLARD , Pedestrians shelter under umbrellas during a snowfall in Caen, northwestern France, on November 25, 2010. Due to snow and black ice, the road traffic is difficult today in some French regions. AFP PHOTO/KENZO TRIBOUILLARD , Pedestrians shelter under umbrellas during a snowfall in Caen, northwestern France, on November 25, 2010. Due to snow and black ice, the road traffic is difficult today in some French regions. AFP PHOTO/KENZO TRIBOUILLARD , A person and his dog walk on a road as snow falls on November 26, 2010 in Godewaersvelde, northern France. Due to snow and black ice, the road traffic is difficult today in some French regions. AFP PHOTO PHOTO PHILIPPE HUGUEN
A man walks past an imprint of a hand in a heart drawn in the snow on a rock by the banks of the Yalu River in Dandong on November 27, 2010 in northeast China's Liaoning province, with the North Korean border town of Siniuju connected on the opposite side of the Sino-Korean Friendship Bridge in background after a night of snowfall. The United States has sought to reassure China over joint US-South Korean military exercises, with the Pentagon insisting the war games were "not directed" at Beijing with the four-day exercises starting November 28 coming in the wake of North Korea's artillery bombardment of a South Korean island. AFP PHOTO / Frederic J. BROWN , A cyclist rides along a snow covered street in Den Bosch on November 27, 2010. Several parts of Europe experienced their first snowfall of the winter. AFP PHOTO/ANP/MARCEL ANTONISSE netherlands out - belgium out , Cross-country skiers make their way across the snow-covered landscape near the northern German town of Sonnenberg on November 27, 2010. Many parts of the country are experiencing cold weather with snowfall. AFP PHOTO / FRANK MAY GERMANY OUT , A woman pulls a child on a sledge through the snow-covered landscape near the northern German town of Sonnenberg on November 27, 2010. Many parts of the country are experiencing cold weather with snowfall. AFP PHOTO / FRANK MAY GERMANY OUT , Cars and trucks drive on the snowy A20 highway on November 27, 2010 near Razes, central France. Due to snow and black ice, the road traffic is difficult today in some French regions. AFP PHOTO PASCAL LACHENAUD , A sign-post is covered by snow and ice at the southern German Feldberg Mountain on November 27, 2010. Many parts of the country are experiencing cold weather with snowfall. AFP PHOTO / PATRICK SEEGER GERMANY OUT , The landmark sculpture entitled 'Angel of the North' by British artist Antony Gormley stands amongst snow near Gateshead, in north-east England, on November 28, 2010 . Parts of Britain were blanketed in up to 35 centimetres (13 inches) of snow, causing air and road disruption, in the earliest widespread snowfall for 17 years. AFP PHOTO/ANDREW YATES , Groundstaff clear snow from the pitch prior to the English Premier League football match between Newcastle and Chelsea at St James Park, Newcastle, north-east England on November 28, 2010. AFP PHOTO/ANDREW YATES. FOR EDITORIAL USE Additional licence required for any commercial/promotional use or use on TV or internet (except identical online version of newspaper) of Premier League/Football League photos. Tel DataCo +44 207 2981656. Do not alter/modify photo , Moldovan acting-president Mihai Ghimpu (L) looks at a list at a polling station in Chisinau on November 28, 2010. Moldova vote in a parliamentary election that aims to end a prolonged power vacuum in Europe's poorest country as it seeks to establish EU membership and sustainable growth. The election pits two familiar rivals: a weak ruling coalition of liberal forces and a Community Party that is just strong enough to block the selection of a president to pull the struggling country further from its Soviet past. AFP PHOTO / VADIM DENISOV , The landscape is covered in snow on November 28, 2010 at the Grosser Feldberg mountain in the western Taunus region. Meteorologists forecast further snowfalls and cold temperatures for the following days. AFP PHOTO ARNE DEDERT GERMANY OUT , People dressed as St. Nicholas (2nd R), a knave in a traditional Bavarian woman's dress (2nd L), two Gangerl (L and R) and Buttenmandl (behind) make their way through the snow during the traditional Buttenmandl-Parade near the village of Bischofswiesen-Loipl, southern Germany, on November 28, 2010. On the first Sunday of the Advent season, St. Nicholas is traditionally accompanied by twelve Buttenmandls and a knave when they go from house to house to give small presents to the children. Only unmarried men are allowed to parade as Buttenmandls, who are completely covered in straw and wear animal masks and cow bells. AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOF STACHE , A woman pulls her daughter sitting on a sledge through the snow-covered Orangerie park on November 29, 2010 in Strasbourg, eastern France. AFP PHOTO/FREDERICK FLORIN , A stork stands on a snow covered roof at the Orangerie park on November 29, 2010 in Strasbourg, eastern France. AFP PHOTO/FREDERICK FLORIN , Picture of snow covered flowers taken on November 29, 2010 at the Orangerie park in Strasbourg, eastern France. AFP PHOTO/FREDERICK FLORIN , Snow covers the Theatre Square in Dresden, eastern Germany, on November 29, 2010, as temperatures in the whole country fell under zero degrees celsius. AFP PHOTO / MATTHIAS HIEKEL GERMANY OUT , People walk in the snow covered Pepiniere garden, on November 29, 2010 in Nancy northeastern France. AFP PHOTO / JEAN-CHRISTOPHE VERHAEGEN
A man walks past an imprint of a hand in a heart drawn in the snow on a rock by the banks of the Yalu River in Dandong on November 27, 2010 in northeast China's Liaoning province, with the North Korean border town of Siniuju connected on the opposite side of the Sino-Korean Friendship Bridge in background after a night of snowfall. The United States has sought to reassure China over joint US-South Korean military exercises, with the Pentagon insisting the war games were "not directed" at Beijing with the four-day exercises starting November 28 coming in the wake of North Korea's artillery bombardment of a South Korean island. AFP PHOTO / Frederic J. BROWN , A cyclist rides along a snow covered street in Den Bosch on November 27, 2010. Several parts of Europe experienced their first snowfall of the winter. AFP PHOTO/ANP/MARCEL ANTONISSE netherlands out - belgium out , Cross-country skiers make their way across the snow-covered landscape near the northern German town of Sonnenberg on November 27, 2010. Many parts of the country are experiencing cold weather with snowfall. AFP PHOTO / FRANK MAY GERMANY OUT , A woman pulls a child on a sledge through the snow-covered landscape near the northern German town of Sonnenberg on November 27, 2010. Many parts of the country are experiencing cold weather with snowfall. AFP PHOTO / FRANK MAY GERMANY OUT , Cars and trucks drive on the snowy A20 highway on November 27, 2010 near Razes, central France. Due to snow and black ice, the road traffic is difficult today in some French regions. AFP PHOTO PASCAL LACHENAUD , A sign-post is covered by snow and ice at the southern German Feldberg Mountain on November 27, 2010. Many parts of the country are experiencing cold weather with snowfall. AFP PHOTO / PATRICK SEEGER GERMANY OUT , The landmark sculpture entitled 'Angel of the North' by British artist Antony Gormley stands amongst snow near Gateshead, in north-east England, on November 28, 2010 . Parts of Britain were blanketed in up to 35 centimetres (13 inches) of snow, causing air and road disruption, in the earliest widespread snowfall for 17 years. AFP PHOTO/ANDREW YATES , Groundstaff clear snow from the pitch prior to the English Premier League football match between Newcastle and Chelsea at St James Park, Newcastle, north-east England on November 28, 2010. AFP PHOTO/ANDREW YATES. FOR EDITORIAL USE Additional licence required for any commercial/promotional use or use on TV or internet (except identical online version of newspaper) of Premier League/Football League photos. Tel DataCo +44 207 2981656. Do not alter/modify photo , Moldovan acting-president Mihai Ghimpu (L) looks at a list at a polling station in Chisinau on November 28, 2010. Moldova vote in a parliamentary election that aims to end a prolonged power vacuum in Europe's poorest country as it seeks to establish EU membership and sustainable growth. The election pits two familiar rivals: a weak ruling coalition of liberal forces and a Community Party that is just strong enough to block the selection of a president to pull the struggling country further from its Soviet past. AFP PHOTO / VADIM DENISOV , The landscape is covered in snow on November 28, 2010 at the Grosser Feldberg mountain in the western Taunus region. Meteorologists forecast further snowfalls and cold temperatures for the following days. AFP PHOTO ARNE DEDERT GERMANY OUT , People dressed as St. Nicholas (2nd R), a knave in a traditional Bavarian woman's dress (2nd L), two Gangerl (L and R) and Buttenmandl (behind) make their way through the snow during the traditional Buttenmandl-Parade near the village of Bischofswiesen-Loipl, southern Germany, on November 28, 2010. On the first Sunday of the Advent season, St. Nicholas is traditionally accompanied by twelve Buttenmandls and a knave when they go from house to house to give small presents to the children. Only unmarried men are allowed to parade as Buttenmandls, who are completely covered in straw and wear animal masks and cow bells. AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOF STACHE , A woman pulls her daughter sitting on a sledge through the snow-covered Orangerie park on November 29, 2010 in Strasbourg, eastern France. AFP PHOTO/FREDERICK FLORIN
A man walks past an imprint of a hand in a heart drawn in the snow on a rock by the banks of the Yalu River in Dandong on November 27, 2010 in northeast China's Liaoning province, with the North Korean border town of Siniuju connected on the opposite side of the Sino-Korean Friendship Bridge in background after a night of snowfall. The United States has sought to reassure China over joint US-South Korean military exercises, with the Pentagon insisting the war games were "not directed" at Beijing with the four-day exercises starting November 28 coming in the wake of North Korea's artillery bombardment of a South Korean island. AFP PHOTO / Frederic J. BROWN , A cyclist rides along a snow covered street in Den Bosch on November 27, 2010. Several parts of Europe experienced their first snowfall of the winter. AFP PHOTO/ANP/MARCEL ANTONISSE netherlands out - belgium out , Cross-country skiers make their way across the snow-covered landscape near the northern German town of Sonnenberg on November 27, 2010. Many parts of the country are experiencing cold weather with snowfall. AFP PHOTO / FRANK MAY GERMANY OUT , A woman pulls a child on a sledge through the snow-covered landscape near the northern German town of Sonnenberg on November 27, 2010. Many parts of the country are experiencing cold weather with snowfall. AFP PHOTO / FRANK MAY GERMANY OUT , Cars and trucks drive on the snowy A20 highway on November 27, 2010 near Razes, central France. Due to snow and black ice, the road traffic is difficult today in some French regions. AFP PHOTO PASCAL LACHENAUD , A sign-post is covered by snow and ice at the southern German Feldberg Mountain on November 27, 2010. Many parts of the country are experiencing cold weather with snowfall. AFP PHOTO / PATRICK SEEGER GERMANY OUT , The landmark sculpture entitled 'Angel of the North' by British artist Antony Gormley stands amongst snow near Gateshead, in north-east England, on November 28, 2010 . Parts of Britain were blanketed in up to 35 centimetres (13 inches) of snow, causing air and road disruption, in the earliest widespread snowfall for 17 years. AFP PHOTO/ANDREW YATES , Groundstaff clear snow from the pitch prior to the English Premier League football match between Newcastle and Chelsea at St James Park, Newcastle, north-east England on November 28, 2010. AFP PHOTO/ANDREW YATES. FOR EDITORIAL USE Additional licence required for any commercial/promotional use or use on TV or internet (except identical online version of newspaper) of Premier League/Football League photos. Tel DataCo +44 207 2981656. Do not alter/modify photo , Moldovan acting-president Mihai Ghimpu (L) looks at a list at a polling station in Chisinau on November 28, 2010. Moldova vote in a parliamentary election that aims to end a prolonged power vacuum in Europe's poorest country as it seeks to establish EU membership and sustainable growth. The election pits two familiar rivals: a weak ruling coalition of liberal forces and a Community Party that is just strong enough to block the selection of a president to pull the struggling country further from its Soviet past. AFP PHOTO / VADIM DENISOV , The landscape is covered in snow on November 28, 2010 at the Grosser Feldberg mountain in the western Taunus region. Meteorologists forecast further snowfalls and cold temperatures for the following days. AFP PHOTO ARNE DEDERT GERMANY OUT , People dressed as St. Nicholas (2nd R), a knave in a traditional Bavarian woman's dress (2nd L), two Gangerl (L and R) and Buttenmandl (behind) make their way through the snow during the traditional Buttenmandl-Parade near the village of Bischofswiesen-Loipl, southern Germany, on November 28, 2010. On the first Sunday of the Advent season, St. Nicholas is traditionally accompanied by twelve Buttenmandls and a knave when they go from house to house to give small presents to the children. Only unmarried men are allowed to parade as Buttenmandls, who are completely covered in straw and wear animal masks and cow bells. AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOF STACHE , A woman pulls her daughter sitting on a sledge through the snow-covered Orangerie park on November 29, 2010 in Strasbourg, eastern France. AFP PHOTO/FREDERICK FLORIN , A stork stands on a snow covered roof at the Orangerie park on November 29, 2010 in Strasbourg, eastern France. AFP PHOTO/FREDERICK FLORIN , Picture of snow covered flowers taken on November 29, 2010 at the Orangerie park in Strasbourg, eastern France. AFP PHOTO/FREDERICK FLORIN , Snow covers the Theatre Square in Dresden, eastern Germany, on November 29, 2010, as temperatures in the whole country fell under zero degrees celsius. AFP PHOTO / MATTHIAS HIEKEL GERMANY OUT , People walk in the snow covered Pepiniere garden, on November 29, 2010 in Nancy northeastern France. AFP PHOTO / JEAN-CHRISTOPHE VERHAEGEN , People walk in the snow covered Stanislas square, on November 29, 2010 in Nancy northeastern France. AFP PHOTO / JEAN-CHRISTOPHE VERHAEGEN , Snow covers a street lamp and a statue at the Theatre Square in Dresden, eastern Germany, on November 29, 2010, as temperatures in the whole country fell under zero degrees celsius. AFP PHOTO / MATTHIAS HIEKEL GERMANY OUT , People cross a street as the first snow of the season falls in Warsaw on November 29, 2010. Poland has been hit by its first major snowstorm of the season, snarling traffic and causing flight cancellations at Warsaw's Frederic Chopin International airport. Parts of Britain experienced record low temperatures overnight, including minus 17 Celsius in Wales, forecasters said Sunday amid warnings of more heavy snow to come. AFP PHOTO / JANEK SKARZYNSKI , Women protect themselves from the wind and falling snow as they walk along a street as the first snow of the season falls in Warsaw on November 29, 2010. Poland has been hit by its first major snowstorm of the season, snarling traffic and causing flight cancellations at Warsaw's Frederic Chopin International airport. Parts of Britain experienced record low temperatures overnight, including minus 17 Celsius in Wales, forecasters said Sunday amid warnings of more heavy snow to come. AFP PHOTO / JANEK SKARZYNSKI , Women A man crosses a street as the first snow of the season falls in Warsaw on November 29, 2010. Poland has been hit by its first major snowstorm of the season, snarling traffic and causing flight cancellations at Warsaw's Frederic Chopin International airport. Parts of Britain experienced record low temperatures overnight, including minus 17 Celsius in Wales, forecasters said Sunday amid warnings of more heavy snow to come. AFP PHOTO / JANEK SKARZYNSKI , A child plays in the snow as the first snow of the season falls in Warsaw on November 29, 2010. Poland has been hit by its first major snowstorm of the season, snarling traffic and causing flight cancellations at Warsaw's Frederic Chopin International airport. Parts of Britain experienced record low temperatures overnight, including minus 17 Celsius in Wales, forecasters said Sunday amid warnings of more heavy snow to come. AFP PHOTO / JANEK SKARZYNSKI , Children play in the snow as the first snow of the season falls in Warsaw on November 29, 2010. Poland has been hit by its first major snowstorm of the season, snarling traffic and causing flight cancellations at Warsaw's Frederic Chopin International airport. Parts of Britain experienced record low temperatures overnight, including minus 17 Celsius in Wales, forecasters said Sunday amid warnings of more heavy snow to come. AFP PHOTO / JANEK SKARZYNSKI , Children play in the snow as the first snow of the season falls in Warsaw on November 29, 2010. Poland has been hit by its first major snowstorm of the season, snarling traffic and causing flight cancellations at Warsaw's Frederic Chopin International airport. Parts of Britain experienced record low temperatures overnight, including minus 17 Celsius in Wales, forecasters said Sunday amid warnings of more heavy snow to come. AFP PHOTO / JANEK SKARZYNSKI , Cars drive a street as the first snow of the season blankets Warsaw on November 29, 2010. Poland has been hit by its first major snowstorm of the season, snarling traffic and causing flight cancellations at Warsaw's Frederic Chopin International airport. Parts of Britain experienced record low temperatures overnight, including minus 17 Celsius in Wales, forecasters said Sunday amid warnings of more heavy snow to come. AFP PHOTO / JANEK SKARZYNSKI , A woman draws up her shawl as she walks as the first snow of the season falls in Warsaw on November 29, 2010. Poland has been hit by its first major snowstorm of the season, snarling traffic and causing flight cancellations at Warsaw's Frederic Chopin International airport. Parts of Britain experienced record low temperatures overnight, including minus 17 Celsius in Wales, forecasters said Sunday amid warnings of more heavy snow to come. AFP PHOTO / JANEK SKARZYNSKI , A man is walking in a street covered of snow, on November 29, 2010 in Vannes, western France. Temperatures are set to plummet in France this week, as snow falls across much of the country. AFP PHOTO DAMIEN MEYER , Schoolchilds walk on a snow covered street as they leave their school, on November 30, 2010 in Saint-Germain-Lembron, eastern France. AFP PHOTO THIERRY ZOCCOLAN , Street lights coved in snow and ice can be seen near the central German Feldberg mountain on November 30, 2010. Many parts of the country are experiencing cold weather with snowfall. AFP PHOTO / ROLF HAID GERMANY OUT , A snow covered foutain is pictured in front of Orleans' cathedral on November 30, 2010 in Orleans, following a night with temperatures below - 15°C, breaking the 1956 record for this region at this similar period of the year. AFP PHOTO/ALAIN JOCARD , A man runs through the snow near Hexham in north-east England, on November 25, 2010. The first flakes of this winter's snow fell overnight Wednesday, with more expected to follow. AFP PHOTO / ANDREW YATES
A man walks past an imprint of a hand in a heart drawn in the snow on a rock by the banks of the Yalu River in Dandong on November 27, 2010 in northeast China's Liaoning province, with the North Korean border town of Siniuju connected on the opposite side of the Sino-Korean Friendship Bridge in background after a night of snowfall. The United States has sought to reassure China over joint US-South Korean military exercises, with the Pentagon insisting the war games were "not directed" at Beijing with the four-day exercises starting November 28 coming in the wake of North Korea's artillery bombardment of a South Korean island. AFP PHOTO / Frederic J. BROWN , A cyclist rides along a snow covered street in Den Bosch on November 27, 2010. Several parts of Europe experienced their first snowfall of the winter. AFP PHOTO/ANP/MARCEL ANTONISSE netherlands out - belgium out , Cross-country skiers make their way across the snow-covered landscape near the northern German town of Sonnenberg on November 27, 2010. Many parts of the country are experiencing cold weather with snowfall. AFP PHOTO / FRANK MAY GERMANY OUT , A woman pulls a child on a sledge through the snow-covered landscape near the northern German town of Sonnenberg on November 27, 2010. Many parts of the country are experiencing cold weather with snowfall. AFP PHOTO / FRANK MAY GERMANY OUT , Cars and trucks drive on the snowy A20 highway on November 27, 2010 near Razes, central France. Due to snow and black ice, the road traffic is difficult today in some French regions. AFP PHOTO PASCAL LACHENAUD , A sign-post is covered by snow and ice at the southern German Feldberg Mountain on November 27, 2010. Many parts of the country are experiencing cold weather with snowfall. AFP PHOTO / PATRICK SEEGER GERMANY OUT , The landmark sculpture entitled 'Angel of the North' by British artist Antony Gormley stands amongst snow near Gateshead, in north-east England, on November 28, 2010 . Parts of Britain were blanketed in up to 35 centimetres (13 inches) of snow, causing air and road disruption, in the earliest widespread snowfall for 17 years. AFP PHOTO/ANDREW YATES , Groundstaff clear snow from the pitch prior to the English Premier League football match between Newcastle and Chelsea at St James Park, Newcastle, north-east England on November 28, 2010. AFP PHOTO/ANDREW YATES. FOR EDITORIAL USE Additional licence required for any commercial/promotional use or use on TV or internet (except identical online version of newspaper) of Premier League/Football League photos. Tel DataCo +44 207 2981656. Do not alter/modify photo , Moldovan acting-president Mihai Ghimpu (L) looks at a list at a polling station in Chisinau on November 28, 2010. Moldova vote in a parliamentary election that aims to end a prolonged power vacuum in Europe's poorest country as it seeks to establish EU membership and sustainable growth. The election pits two familiar rivals: a weak ruling coalition of liberal forces and a Community Party that is just strong enough to block the selection of a president to pull the struggling country further from its Soviet past. AFP PHOTO / VADIM DENISOV , The landscape is covered in snow on November 28, 2010 at the Grosser Feldberg mountain in the western Taunus region. Meteorologists forecast further snowfalls and cold temperatures for the following days. AFP PHOTO ARNE DEDERT GERMANY OUT , People dressed as St. Nicholas (2nd R), a knave in a traditional Bavarian woman's dress (2nd L), two Gangerl (L and R) and Buttenmandl (behind) make their way through the snow during the traditional Buttenmandl-Parade near the village of Bischofswiesen-Loipl, southern Germany, on November 28, 2010. On the first Sunday of the Advent season, St. Nicholas is traditionally accompanied by twelve Buttenmandls and a knave when they go from house to house to give small presents to the children. Only unmarried men are allowed to parade as Buttenmandls, who are completely covered in straw and wear animal masks and cow bells. AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOF STACHE , A woman pulls her daughter sitting on a sledge through the snow-covered Orangerie park on November 29, 2010 in Strasbourg, eastern France. AFP PHOTO/FREDERICK FLORIN , A stork stands on a snow covered roof at the Orangerie park on November 29, 2010 in Strasbourg, eastern France. AFP PHOTO/FREDERICK FLORIN , Picture of snow covered flowers taken on November 29, 2010 at the Orangerie park in Strasbourg, eastern France. AFP PHOTO/FREDERICK FLORIN , Snow covers the Theatre Square in Dresden, eastern Germany, on November 29, 2010, as temperatures in the whole country fell under zero degrees celsius. AFP PHOTO / MATTHIAS HIEKEL GERMANY OUT , People walk in the snow covered Pepiniere garden, on November 29, 2010 in Nancy northeastern France. AFP PHOTO / JEAN-CHRISTOPHE VERHAEGEN , People walk in the snow covered Stanislas square, on November 29, 2010 in Nancy northeastern France. AFP PHOTO / JEAN-CHRISTOPHE VERHAEGEN , Snow covers a street lamp and a statue at the Theatre Square in Dresden, eastern Germany, on November 29, 2010, as temperatures in the whole country fell under zero degrees celsius. AFP PHOTO / MATTHIAS HIEKEL GERMANY OUT , People cross a street as the first snow of the season falls in Warsaw on November 29, 2010. Poland has been hit by its first major snowstorm of the season, snarling traffic and causing flight cancellations at Warsaw's Frederic Chopin International airport. Parts of Britain experienced record low temperatures overnight, including minus 17 Celsius in Wales, forecasters said Sunday amid warnings of more heavy snow to come. AFP PHOTO / JANEK SKARZYNSKI , Women protect themselves from the wind and falling snow as they walk along a street as the first snow of the season falls in Warsaw on November 29, 2010. Poland has been hit by its first major snowstorm of the season, snarling traffic and causing flight cancellations at Warsaw's Frederic Chopin International airport. Parts of Britain experienced record low temperatures overnight, including minus 17 Celsius in Wales, forecasters said Sunday amid warnings of more heavy snow to come. AFP PHOTO / JANEK SKARZYNSKI , Women A man crosses a street as the first snow of the season falls in Warsaw on November 29, 2010. Poland has been hit by its first major snowstorm of the season, snarling traffic and causing flight cancellations at Warsaw's Frederic Chopin International airport. Parts of Britain experienced record low temperatures overnight, including minus 17 Celsius in Wales, forecasters said Sunday amid warnings of more heavy snow to come. AFP PHOTO / JANEK SKARZYNSKI , A child plays in the snow as the first snow of the season falls in Warsaw on November 29, 2010. Poland has been hit by its first major snowstorm of the season, snarling traffic and causing flight cancellations at Warsaw's Frederic Chopin International airport. Parts of Britain experienced record low temperatures overnight, including minus 17 Celsius in Wales, forecasters said Sunday amid warnings of more heavy snow to come. AFP PHOTO / JANEK SKARZYNSKI , Children play in the snow as the first snow of the season falls in Warsaw on November 29, 2010. Poland has been hit by its first major snowstorm of the season, snarling traffic and causing flight cancellations at Warsaw's Frederic Chopin International airport. Parts of Britain experienced record low temperatures overnight, including minus 17 Celsius in Wales, forecasters said Sunday amid warnings of more heavy snow to come. AFP PHOTO / JANEK SKARZYNSKI , Children play in the snow as the first snow of the season falls in Warsaw on November 29, 2010. Poland has been hit by its first major snowstorm of the season, snarling traffic and causing flight cancellations at Warsaw's Frederic Chopin International airport. Parts of Britain experienced record low temperatures overnight, including minus 17 Celsius in Wales, forecasters said Sunday amid warnings of more heavy snow to come. AFP PHOTO / JANEK SKARZYNSKI , Cars drive a street as the first snow of the season blankets Warsaw on November 29, 2010. Poland has been hit by its first major snowstorm of the season, snarling traffic and causing flight cancellations at Warsaw's Frederic Chopin International airport. Parts of Britain experienced record low temperatures overnight, including minus 17 Celsius in Wales, forecasters said Sunday amid warnings of more heavy snow to come. AFP PHOTO / JANEK SKARZYNSKI , A woman draws up her shawl as she walks as the first snow of the season falls in Warsaw on November 29, 2010. Poland has been hit by its first major snowstorm of the season, snarling traffic and causing flight cancellations at Warsaw's Frederic Chopin International airport. Parts of Britain experienced record low temperatures overnight, including minus 17 Celsius in Wales, forecasters said Sunday amid warnings of more heavy snow to come. AFP PHOTO / JANEK SKARZYNSKI , A man is walking in a street covered of snow, on November 29, 2010 in Vannes, western France. Temperatures are set to plummet in France this week, as snow falls across much of the country. AFP PHOTO DAMIEN MEYER
A man walks past an imprint of a hand in a heart drawn in the snow on a rock by the banks of the Yalu River in Dandong on November 27, 2010 in northeast China's Liaoning province, with the North Korean border town of Siniuju connected on the opposite side of the Sino-Korean Friendship Bridge in background after a night of snowfall. The United States has sought to reassure China over joint US-South Korean military exercises, with the Pentagon insisting the war games were "not directed" at Beijing with the four-day exercises starting November 28 coming in the wake of North Korea's artillery bombardment of a South Korean island. AFP PHOTO / Frederic J. BROWN , A cyclist rides along a snow covered street in Den Bosch on November 27, 2010. Several parts of Europe experienced their first snowfall of the winter. AFP PHOTO/ANP/MARCEL ANTONISSE netherlands out - belgium out , Cross-country skiers make their way across the snow-covered landscape near the northern German town of Sonnenberg on November 27, 2010. Many parts of the country are experiencing cold weather with snowfall. AFP PHOTO / FRANK MAY GERMANY OUT , A woman pulls a child on a sledge through the snow-covered landscape near the northern German town of Sonnenberg on November 27, 2010. Many parts of the country are experiencing cold weather with snowfall. AFP PHOTO / FRANK MAY GERMANY OUT , Cars and trucks drive on the snowy A20 highway on November 27, 2010 near Razes, central France. Due to snow and black ice, the road traffic is difficult today in some French regions. AFP PHOTO PASCAL LACHENAUD , A sign-post is covered by snow and ice at the southern German Feldberg Mountain on November 27, 2010. Many parts of the country are experiencing cold weather with snowfall. AFP PHOTO / PATRICK SEEGER GERMANY OUT , The landmark sculpture entitled 'Angel of the North' by British artist Antony Gormley stands amongst snow near Gateshead, in north-east England, on November 28, 2010 . Parts of Britain were blanketed in up to 35 centimetres (13 inches) of snow, causing air and road disruption, in the earliest widespread snowfall for 17 years. AFP PHOTO/ANDREW YATES , Groundstaff clear snow from the pitch prior to the English Premier League football match between Newcastle and Chelsea at St James Park, Newcastle, north-east England on November 28, 2010. AFP PHOTO/ANDREW YATES. FOR EDITORIAL USE Additional licence required for any commercial/promotional use or use on TV or internet (except identical online version of newspaper) of Premier League/Football League photos. Tel DataCo +44 207 2981656. Do not alter/modify photo , Moldovan acting-president Mihai Ghimpu (L) looks at a list at a polling station in Chisinau on November 28, 2010. Moldova vote in a parliamentary election that aims to end a prolonged power vacuum in Europe's poorest country as it seeks to establish EU membership and sustainable growth. The election pits two familiar rivals: a weak ruling coalition of liberal forces and a Community Party that is just strong enough to block the selection of a president to pull the struggling country further from its Soviet past. AFP PHOTO / VADIM DENISOV , The landscape is covered in snow on November 28, 2010 at the Grosser Feldberg mountain in the western Taunus region. Meteorologists forecast further snowfalls and cold temperatures for the following days. AFP PHOTO ARNE DEDERT GERMANY OUT , People dressed as St. Nicholas (2nd R), a knave in a traditional Bavarian woman's dress (2nd L), two Gangerl (L and R) and Buttenmandl (behind) make their way through the snow during the traditional Buttenmandl-Parade near the village of Bischofswiesen-Loipl, southern Germany, on November 28, 2010. On the first Sunday of the Advent season, St. Nicholas is traditionally accompanied by twelve Buttenmandls and a knave when they go from house to house to give small presents to the children. Only unmarried men are allowed to parade as Buttenmandls, who are completely covered in straw and wear animal masks and cow bells. AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOF STACHE , A woman pulls her daughter sitting on a sledge through the snow-covered Orangerie park on November 29, 2010 in Strasbourg, eastern France. AFP PHOTO/FREDERICK FLORIN , A stork stands on a snow covered roof at the Orangerie park on November 29, 2010 in Strasbourg, eastern France. AFP PHOTO/FREDERICK FLORIN , Picture of snow covered flowers taken on November 29, 2010 at the Orangerie park in Strasbourg, eastern France. AFP PHOTO/FREDERICK FLORIN , Snow covers the Theatre Square in Dresden, eastern Germany, on November 29, 2010, as temperatures in the whole country fell under zero degrees celsius. AFP PHOTO / MATTHIAS HIEKEL GERMANY OUT , People walk in the snow covered Pepiniere garden, on November 29, 2010 in Nancy northeastern France. AFP PHOTO / JEAN-CHRISTOPHE VERHAEGEN , People walk in the snow covered Stanislas square, on November 29, 2010 in Nancy northeastern France. AFP PHOTO / JEAN-CHRISTOPHE VERHAEGEN , Snow covers a street lamp and a statue at the Theatre Square in Dresden, eastern Germany, on November 29, 2010, as temperatures in the whole country fell under zero degrees celsius. AFP PHOTO / MATTHIAS HIEKEL GERMANY OUT , People cross a street as the first snow of the season falls in Warsaw on November 29, 2010. Poland has been hit by its first major snowstorm of the season, snarling traffic and causing flight cancellations at Warsaw's Frederic Chopin International airport. Parts of Britain experienced record low temperatures overnight, including minus 17 Celsius in Wales, forecasters said Sunday amid warnings of more heavy snow to come. AFP PHOTO / JANEK SKARZYNSKI , Women protect themselves from the wind and falling snow as they walk along a street as the first snow of the season falls in Warsaw on November 29, 2010. Poland has been hit by its first major snowstorm of the season, snarling traffic and causing flight cancellations at Warsaw's Frederic Chopin International airport. Parts of Britain experienced record low temperatures overnight, including minus 17 Celsius in Wales, forecasters said Sunday amid warnings of more heavy snow to come. AFP PHOTO / JANEK SKARZYNSKI , Women A man crosses a street as the first snow of the season falls in Warsaw on November 29, 2010. Poland has been hit by its first major snowstorm of the season, snarling traffic and causing flight cancellations at Warsaw's Frederic Chopin International airport. Parts of Britain experienced record low temperatures overnight, including minus 17 Celsius in Wales, forecasters said Sunday amid warnings of more heavy snow to come. AFP PHOTO / JANEK SKARZYNSKI , A child plays in the snow as the first snow of the season falls in Warsaw on November 29, 2010. Poland has been hit by its first major snowstorm of the season, snarling traffic and causing flight cancellations at Warsaw's Frederic Chopin International airport. Parts of Britain experienced record low temperatures overnight, including minus 17 Celsius in Wales, forecasters said Sunday amid warnings of more heavy snow to come. AFP PHOTO / JANEK SKARZYNSKI , Children play in the snow as the first snow of the season falls in Warsaw on November 29, 2010. Poland has been hit by its first major snowstorm of the season, snarling traffic and causing flight cancellations at Warsaw's Frederic Chopin International airport. Parts of Britain experienced record low temperatures overnight, including minus 17 Celsius in Wales, forecasters said Sunday amid warnings of more heavy snow to come. AFP PHOTO / JANEK SKARZYNSKI , Children play in the snow as the first snow of the season falls in Warsaw on November 29, 2010. Poland has been hit by its first major snowstorm of the season, snarling traffic and causing flight cancellations at Warsaw's Frederic Chopin International airport. Parts of Britain experienced record low temperatures overnight, including minus 17 Celsius in Wales, forecasters said Sunday amid warnings of more heavy snow to come. AFP PHOTO / JANEK SKARZYNSKI , Cars drive a street as the first snow of the season blankets Warsaw on November 29, 2010. Poland has been hit by its first major snowstorm of the season, snarling traffic and causing flight cancellations at Warsaw's Frederic Chopin International airport. Parts of Britain experienced record low temperatures overnight, including minus 17 Celsius in Wales, forecasters said Sunday amid warnings of more heavy snow to come. AFP PHOTO / JANEK SKARZYNSKI , A woman draws up her shawl as she walks as the first snow of the season falls in Warsaw on November 29, 2010. Poland has been hit by its first major snowstorm of the season, snarling traffic and causing flight cancellations at Warsaw's Frederic Chopin International airport. Parts of Britain experienced record low temperatures overnight, including minus 17 Celsius in Wales, forecasters said Sunday amid warnings of more heavy snow to come. AFP PHOTO / JANEK SKARZYNSKI , A man is walking in a street covered of snow, on November 29, 2010 in Vannes, western France. Temperatures are set to plummet in France this week, as snow falls across much of the country. AFP PHOTO DAMIEN MEYER , Schoolchilds walk on a snow covered street as they leave their school, on November 30, 2010 in Saint-Germain-Lembron, eastern France. AFP PHOTO THIERRY ZOCCOLAN , Street lights coved in snow and ice can be seen near the central German Feldberg mountain on November 30, 2010. Many parts of the country are experiencing cold weather with snowfall. AFP PHOTO / ROLF HAID GERMANY OUT , A snow covered foutain is pictured in front of Orleans' cathedral on November 30, 2010 in Orleans, following a night with temperatures below - 15°C, breaking the 1956 record for this region at this similar period of the year. AFP PHOTO/ALAIN JOCARD , A man runs through the snow near Hexham in north-east England, on November 25, 2010. The first flakes of this winter's snow fell overnight Wednesday, with more expected to follow. AFP PHOTO / ANDREW YATES , A car is driven along a snow covered road near Hexham, in north-east England, on November 25, 2010. The first flakes of this winter's snow fell overnight Wednesday, with more expected to follow. AFP PHOTO / ANDREW YATES , Snow falls over a farmhouse near Hexham, in north-east England, on November 25, 2010. The first flakes of this winter's snow fell overnight Wednesday, with more expected to follow. AFP PHOTO / ANDREW YATES
A man walks past an imprint of a hand in a heart drawn in the snow on a rock by the banks of the Yalu River in Dandong on November 27, 2010 in northeast China's Liaoning province, with the North Korean border town of Siniuju connected on the opposite side of the Sino-Korean Friendship Bridge in background after a night of snowfall. The United States has sought to reassure China over joint US-South Korean military exercises, with the Pentagon insisting the war games were "not directed" at Beijing with the four-day exercises starting November 28 coming in the wake of North Korea's artillery bombardment of a South Korean island. AFP PHOTO / Frederic J. BROWN , A cyclist rides along a snow covered street in Den Bosch on November 27, 2010. Several parts of Europe experienced their first snowfall of the winter. AFP PHOTO/ANP/MARCEL ANTONISSE netherlands out - belgium out , Cross-country skiers make their way across the snow-covered landscape near the northern German town of Sonnenberg on November 27, 2010. Many parts of the country are experiencing cold weather with snowfall. AFP PHOTO / FRANK MAY GERMANY OUT , A woman pulls a child on a sledge through the snow-covered landscape near the northern German town of Sonnenberg on November 27, 2010. Many parts of the country are experiencing cold weather with snowfall. AFP PHOTO / FRANK MAY GERMANY OUT , Cars and trucks drive on the snowy A20 highway on November 27, 2010 near Razes, central France. Due to snow and black ice, the road traffic is difficult today in some French regions. AFP PHOTO PASCAL LACHENAUD , A sign-post is covered by snow and ice at the southern German Feldberg Mountain on November 27, 2010. Many parts of the country are experiencing cold weather with snowfall. AFP PHOTO / PATRICK SEEGER GERMANY OUT , The landmark sculpture entitled 'Angel of the North' by British artist Antony Gormley stands amongst snow near Gateshead, in north-east England, on November 28, 2010 . Parts of Britain were blanketed in up to 35 centimetres (13 inches) of snow, causing air and road disruption, in the earliest widespread snowfall for 17 years. AFP PHOTO/ANDREW YATES , Groundstaff clear snow from the pitch prior to the English Premier League football match between Newcastle and Chelsea at St James Park, Newcastle, north-east England on November 28, 2010. AFP PHOTO/ANDREW YATES. FOR EDITORIAL USE Additional licence required for any commercial/promotional use or use on TV or internet (except identical online version of newspaper) of Premier League/Football League photos. Tel DataCo +44 207 2981656. Do not alter/modify photo , Moldovan acting-president Mihai Ghimpu (L) looks at a list at a polling station in Chisinau on November 28, 2010. Moldova vote in a parliamentary election that aims to end a prolonged power vacuum in Europe's poorest country as it seeks to establish EU membership and sustainable growth. The election pits two familiar rivals: a weak ruling coalition of liberal forces and a Community Party that is just strong enough to block the selection of a president to pull the struggling country further from its Soviet past. AFP PHOTO / VADIM DENISOV , The landscape is covered in snow on November 28, 2010 at the Grosser Feldberg mountain in the western Taunus region. Meteorologists forecast further snowfalls and cold temperatures for the following days. AFP PHOTO ARNE DEDERT GERMANY OUT , People dressed as St. Nicholas (2nd R), a knave in a traditional Bavarian woman's dress (2nd L), two Gangerl (L and R) and Buttenmandl (behind) make their way through the snow during the traditional Buttenmandl-Parade near the village of Bischofswiesen-Loipl, southern Germany, on November 28, 2010. On the first Sunday of the Advent season, St. Nicholas is traditionally accompanied by twelve Buttenmandls and a knave when they go from house to house to give small presents to the children. Only unmarried men are allowed to parade as Buttenmandls, who are completely covered in straw and wear animal masks and cow bells. AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOF STACHE , A woman pulls her daughter sitting on a sledge through the snow-covered Orangerie park on November 29, 2010 in Strasbourg, eastern France. AFP PHOTO/FREDERICK FLORIN , A stork stands on a snow covered roof at the Orangerie park on November 29, 2010 in Strasbourg, eastern France. AFP PHOTO/FREDERICK FLORIN , Picture of snow covered flowers taken on November 29, 2010 at the Orangerie park in Strasbourg, eastern France. AFP PHOTO/FREDERICK FLORIN , Snow covers the Theatre Square in Dresden, eastern Germany, on November 29, 2010, as temperatures in the whole country fell under zero degrees celsius. AFP PHOTO / MATTHIAS HIEKEL GERMANY OUT , People walk in the snow covered Pepiniere garden, on November 29, 2010 in Nancy northeastern France. AFP PHOTO / JEAN-CHRISTOPHE VERHAEGEN , People walk in the snow covered Stanislas square, on November 29, 2010 in Nancy northeastern France. AFP PHOTO / JEAN-CHRISTOPHE VERHAEGEN , Snow covers a street lamp and a statue at the Theatre Square in Dresden, eastern Germany, on November 29, 2010, as temperatures in the whole country fell under zero degrees celsius. AFP PHOTO / MATTHIAS HIEKEL GERMANY OUT , People cross a street as the first snow of the season falls in Warsaw on November 29, 2010. Poland has been hit by its first major snowstorm of the season, snarling traffic and causing flight cancellations at Warsaw's Frederic Chopin International airport. Parts of Britain experienced record low temperatures overnight, including minus 17 Celsius in Wales, forecasters said Sunday amid warnings of more heavy snow to come. AFP PHOTO / JANEK SKARZYNSKI , Women protect themselves from the wind and falling snow as they walk along a street as the first snow of the season falls in Warsaw on November 29, 2010. Poland has been hit by its first major snowstorm of the season, snarling traffic and causing flight cancellations at Warsaw's Frederic Chopin International airport. Parts of Britain experienced record low temperatures overnight, including minus 17 Celsius in Wales, forecasters said Sunday amid warnings of more heavy snow to come. AFP PHOTO / JANEK SKARZYNSKI , Women A man crosses a street as the first snow of the season falls in Warsaw on November 29, 2010. Poland has been hit by its first major snowstorm of the season, snarling traffic and causing flight cancellations at Warsaw's Frederic Chopin International airport. Parts of Britain experienced record low temperatures overnight, including minus 17 Celsius in Wales, forecasters said Sunday amid warnings of more heavy snow to come. AFP PHOTO / JANEK SKARZYNSKI , A child plays in the snow as the first snow of the season falls in Warsaw on November 29, 2010. Poland has been hit by its first major snowstorm of the season, snarling traffic and causing flight cancellations at Warsaw's Frederic Chopin International airport. Parts of Britain experienced record low temperatures overnight, including minus 17 Celsius in Wales, forecasters said Sunday amid warnings of more heavy snow to come. AFP PHOTO / JANEK SKARZYNSKI , Children play in the snow as the first snow of the season falls in Warsaw on November 29, 2010. Poland has been hit by its first major snowstorm of the season, snarling traffic and causing flight cancellations at Warsaw's Frederic Chopin International airport. Parts of Britain experienced record low temperatures overnight, including minus 17 Celsius in Wales, forecasters said Sunday amid warnings of more heavy snow to come. AFP PHOTO / JANEK SKARZYNSKI , Children play in the snow as the first snow of the season falls in Warsaw on November 29, 2010. Poland has been hit by its first major snowstorm of the season, snarling traffic and causing flight cancellations at Warsaw's Frederic Chopin International airport. Parts of Britain experienced record low temperatures overnight, including minus 17 Celsius in Wales, forecasters said Sunday amid warnings of more heavy snow to come. AFP PHOTO / JANEK SKARZYNSKI , Cars drive a street as the first snow of the season blankets Warsaw on November 29, 2010. Poland has been hit by its first major snowstorm of the season, snarling traffic and causing flight cancellations at Warsaw's Frederic Chopin International airport. Parts of Britain experienced record low temperatures overnight, including minus 17 Celsius in Wales, forecasters said Sunday amid warnings of more heavy snow to come. AFP PHOTO / JANEK SKARZYNSKI , A woman draws up her shawl as she walks as the first snow of the season falls in Warsaw on November 29, 2010. Poland has been hit by its first major snowstorm of the season, snarling traffic and causing flight cancellations at Warsaw's Frederic Chopin International airport. Parts of Britain experienced record low temperatures overnight, including minus 17 Celsius in Wales, forecasters said Sunday amid warnings of more heavy snow to come. AFP PHOTO / JANEK SKARZYNSKI , A man is walking in a street covered of snow, on November 29, 2010 in Vannes, western France. Temperatures are set to plummet in France this week, as snow falls across much of the country. AFP PHOTO DAMIEN MEYER , Schoolchilds walk on a snow covered street as they leave their school, on November 30, 2010 in Saint-Germain-Lembron, eastern France. AFP PHOTO THIERRY ZOCCOLAN , Street lights coved in snow and ice can be seen near the central German Feldberg mountain on November 30, 2010. Many parts of the country are experiencing cold weather with snowfall. AFP PHOTO / ROLF HAID GERMANY OUT , A snow covered foutain is pictured in front of Orleans' cathedral on November 30, 2010 in Orleans, following a night with temperatures below - 15°C, breaking the 1956 record for this region at this similar period of the year. AFP PHOTO/ALAIN JOCARD , A man runs through the snow near Hexham in north-east England, on November 25, 2010. The first flakes of this winter's snow fell overnight Wednesday, with more expected to follow. AFP PHOTO / ANDREW YATES , A car is driven along a snow covered road near Hexham, in north-east England, on November 25, 2010. The first flakes of this winter's snow fell overnight Wednesday, with more expected to follow. AFP PHOTO / ANDREW YATES

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