Европу замело

20 Декабря 2010, 15:13

Во многих городах поезда не ходят, авиарейсы сорваны. Люди ночуют прямо в аэропортах. Фото AFP

People wait at Charles de Gaulle-Roissy airport, outside Paris, on December 19, 2010. Some 40 percent of flights were cancelled at Paris' Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle airport today because of snow, aviation authorities said. Some 450 aircrafts were however able to take off with delays averaging one hour and 20 minutes. AFP PHOTO BERTRAND LANGLOIS , People wait at Charles de Gaulle-Roissy airport, outside Paris, on December 19, 2010. Some 40 percent of flights were to be cancelled at Paris's main Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle airport Sunday because of snow, avaiation authorities said. Some 450 aircrafts were however able to take off with delays averaging one hour and 20 minutes. AFP PHOTO BERTRAND LANGLOIS , People wait at Charles de Gaulle-Roissy airport, outside Paris, on December 19, 2010. Some 40 percent of flights were to be cancelled at Paris's main Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle airport Sunday because of snow, avaiation authorities said. Some 450 aircrafts were however able to take off with delays averaging one hour and 20 minutes. AFP PHOTO BERTRAND LANGLOIS , People wait at Charles de Gaulle-Roissy airport, outside Paris, on December 19, 2010. Some 40 percent of flights were to be cancelled at Paris's main Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle airport Sunday because of snow, avaiation authorities said. Some 450 aircrafts were however able to take off with delays averaging one hour and 20 minutes. AFP PHOTO BERTRAND LANGLOIS , Passengers arrive to sleep on camp beds set up by rescuers from the French Protection Civile on December 19, 2010 at the Charles de Gaulle-Roissy airport, outside Paris, after some 40% of flights were cancelled. On the final weekend for travellers before Christmas, some of the continent's biggest airports were shut, forcing thousands to bed down in the terminals and leaving some in no man's land, without a visa to leave the transit lounge. AFP PHOTO FRANCOIS GUILLOT , Passengers arrive to sleep on camp beds set up by rescuers from the French Protection Civile on December 19, 2010 at the Charles de Gaulle-Roissy airport, outside Paris, after some 40% of flights were cancelled. On the final weekend for travellers before Christmas, some of the continent's biggest airports were shut, forcing thousands to bed down in the terminals and leaving some in no man's land, without a visa to leave the transit lounge. AFP PHOTO FRANCOIS GUILLOT , Gendarmes work on the site of an accident between a train and a car at a level crossing, in Recquignies, northern France, near the Belgian border, on December 20, 2010, where three people riding the car were killed. The crash happened as thick snow and ice caused severe disruption in the region, but emergency workers were unable to confirm for the moment whether the bad weather caused the accident. AFP PHOTO / FRANCOIS LO PRESTI , A person rides his bike on a snow-covered road near the Louvre Museum, on December 20, 2010 in Paris, as heavy snow disrupt the Christmas holiday getaway in Europe, forcing the continent's biggest airports to close. AFP PHOTO MIGUEL MEDINA , A person walks on a snow-covered Seine river bank, on December 20, 2010 in Paris, as heavy snow disrupt the Christmas holiday getaway in Europe, forcing the continent's biggest airports to close. AFP PHOTO MIGUEL MEDINA , Picture taken of a snow-covered Seine river bank, on December 20, 2010 in Paris, as heavy snow disrupt the Christmas holiday getaway in Europe, forcing the continent's biggest airports to close. AFP PHOTO MIGUEL MEDINA , A snowplow removes snow from roads on December 20, 2010 in Lestrem, northern France as heavy snow disrupt the Christmas holiday getaway in Europe, forcing the continent's biggest airports to close. AFP PHOTO PHILIPPE HUGUEN , Pedestrians walk on a snow-covered pavement in front of the Louvre Museum, on December 20, 2010 in Paris, as heavy snow disrupt the Christmas holiday getaway in Europe, forcing the continent's biggest airports to close. AFP PHOTO MIGUEL MEDINA , Workers clear the snow at the railway station of Mons on December 20, 2010. Thousands of stranded travellers spent the night in airports across Europe as more flights were cancelled Monday because of snow and ice, extending travel misery just days before Christmas.AFP PHOTO / BELGA / PHILIPPE BOURGUET , Cars pass by parked trucks on the A10 highway to Paris near the Dourdan after leaving the Saint-Arnoult tollbooth, on December 20, 2010 as heavy snow disrupt the Christmas holiday getaway in Europe, forcing the continent's biggest airports to close and authorities to ban heavy trucks from the roads around Paris. AFP PHOTO BERTRAND GUAY , Cars pass by parked trucks and a board reading "Careful clearing in progress" on the A10 highway to Paris near Dourdan, after leaving the Saint-Arnoult tollbooth, on December 20, 2010 as heavy snow disrupt the Christmas holiday getaway in Europe, forcing the continent's biggest airports to close and authorities to ban heavy trucks from the roads around Paris. AFP PHOTO BERTRAND GUAY , Trucks are parked on the A10 highway to Paris near Dourdan, west of Paris, after leaving the Saint-Arnoult tollbooth, on December 20, 2010 as heavy snow disrupt the Christmas holiday getaway in Europe, forcing the continent's biggest airports to close and authorities to ban heavy trucks from the roads around Paris. AFP PHOTO BERTRAND GUAY , Trucks are parked on the A10 highway to Paris near Dourdan, west of Paris, after leaving the Saint-Arnoult tollbooth, on December 20, 2010 as heavy snow disrupt the Christmas holiday getaway in Europe, forcing the continent's biggest airports to close and authorities to ban heavy trucks from the roads around Paris. AFP PHOTO BERTRAND GUAY , The traffic is congested on the A10 highway from Paris near Dourdan, west of Paris, after leaving the Saint-Arnoult tollbooth, on December 20, 2010 as heavy snow disrupt the Christmas holiday getaway in Europe, forcing the continent's biggest airports to close and authorities to ban heavy trucks from the roads around Paris. The board warns drivers on traffic jam. AFP PHOTO BERTRAND GUAY , A picture taken of a farm in a snowed up field on December 20, 2010 in La Couture, northern France as heavy snow disrupt the Christmas holiday getaway in Europe, forcing the continent's biggest airports to close. AFP PHOTO DENIS CHARLET , Trucks are parked on the A10 highway to Paris near Dourdan, west of Paris, after leaving the Saint-Arnoult tollbooth, on December 20, 2010 as heavy snow disrupt the Christmas holiday getaway in Europe, forcing the continent's biggest airports to close and authorities to ban heavy trucks from the roads around Paris. AFP PHOTO BERTRAND GUAY , Trains are parked at the central railway station of Malmo on December 20, 2010 as hundreds of commuter trains were cancelled because of the weather. Thousands of stranded travellers woke up today after a night in airports across Europe as a raft of flights were cancelled due to snow and ice, extending travel misery just days before Christmas. AFP PHOTO / SCANPIX / JOHAN NILSSON , Trains are parked at the central railway station of Malmo on December 20, 2010 as hundreds of commuter trains were cancelled due to the weather. Thousands of stranded travellers woke up today after a night in airports across Europe as a raft of flights were cancelled due to snow and ice, extending travel misery just days before Christmas. AFP PHOTO / SCANPIX / JOHAN NILSSON , Policemen control the traffic at a tollbooth to A10 highway near Dourdan, south of Paris, on December 20, 2010 as heavy snow disrupt the Christmas holiday getaway in Europe, forcing the continent's biggest airports to close and authorities to ban heavy trucks from the roads around Paris. AFP PHOTO BERTRAND GUAY , A train conductor sits in her parked locomotive in the central railway station of Malmo on December 20, 2010 as hundreds of commuter trains were cancelled due to bad weather conditions. Thousands of stranded travellers woke up today after a night in airports across Europe as a raft of flights were cancelled due to snow and ice, extending travel misery just days before Christmas. AFP PHOTO / SCANPIX / JOHAN NILSSON , A Lufthansa airplane (top) lands as a Continental airplane waits for clearance to take off at the airport of Frankfurt/Main on December 20, 2010 in Frankfurt/Main, central Germany. Authorities cancelled about 300 flights at Germany's main airport at Frankfurt on early December 20, 2010, and expected more snow, an airport spokeswoman said, a day after hundreds of other flights were scrapped. AFP PHOTO / FRANK RUMPENHORST GERMANY OUT
People wait at Charles de Gaulle-Roissy airport, outside Paris, on December 19, 2010. Some 40 percent of flights were cancelled at Paris' Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle airport today because of snow, aviation authorities said. Some 450 aircrafts were however able to take off with delays averaging one hour and 20 minutes. AFP PHOTO BERTRAND LANGLOIS , People wait at Charles de Gaulle-Roissy airport, outside Paris, on December 19, 2010. Some 40 percent of flights were to be cancelled at Paris's main Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle airport Sunday because of snow, avaiation authorities said. Some 450 aircrafts were however able to take off with delays averaging one hour and 20 minutes. AFP PHOTO BERTRAND LANGLOIS , People wait at Charles de Gaulle-Roissy airport, outside Paris, on December 19, 2010. Some 40 percent of flights were to be cancelled at Paris's main Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle airport Sunday because of snow, avaiation authorities said. Some 450 aircrafts were however able to take off with delays averaging one hour and 20 minutes. AFP PHOTO BERTRAND LANGLOIS , People wait at Charles de Gaulle-Roissy airport, outside Paris, on December 19, 2010. Some 40 percent of flights were to be cancelled at Paris's main Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle airport Sunday because of snow, avaiation authorities said. Some 450 aircrafts were however able to take off with delays averaging one hour and 20 minutes. AFP PHOTO BERTRAND LANGLOIS , Passengers arrive to sleep on camp beds set up by rescuers from the French Protection Civile on December 19, 2010 at the Charles de Gaulle-Roissy airport, outside Paris, after some 40% of flights were cancelled. On the final weekend for travellers before Christmas, some of the continent's biggest airports were shut, forcing thousands to bed down in the terminals and leaving some in no man's land, without a visa to leave the transit lounge. AFP PHOTO FRANCOIS GUILLOT , Passengers arrive to sleep on camp beds set up by rescuers from the French Protection Civile on December 19, 2010 at the Charles de Gaulle-Roissy airport, outside Paris, after some 40% of flights were cancelled. On the final weekend for travellers before Christmas, some of the continent's biggest airports were shut, forcing thousands to bed down in the terminals and leaving some in no man's land, without a visa to leave the transit lounge. AFP PHOTO FRANCOIS GUILLOT , Gendarmes work on the site of an accident between a train and a car at a level crossing, in Recquignies, northern France, near the Belgian border, on December 20, 2010, where three people riding the car were killed. The crash happened as thick snow and ice caused severe disruption in the region, but emergency workers were unable to confirm for the moment whether the bad weather caused the accident. AFP PHOTO / FRANCOIS LO PRESTI , A person rides his bike on a snow-covered road near the Louvre Museum, on December 20, 2010 in Paris, as heavy snow disrupt the Christmas holiday getaway in Europe, forcing the continent's biggest airports to close. AFP PHOTO MIGUEL MEDINA , A person walks on a snow-covered Seine river bank, on December 20, 2010 in Paris, as heavy snow disrupt the Christmas holiday getaway in Europe, forcing the continent's biggest airports to close. AFP PHOTO MIGUEL MEDINA , Picture taken of a snow-covered Seine river bank, on December 20, 2010 in Paris, as heavy snow disrupt the Christmas holiday getaway in Europe, forcing the continent's biggest airports to close. AFP PHOTO MIGUEL MEDINA , A snowplow removes snow from roads on December 20, 2010 in Lestrem, northern France as heavy snow disrupt the Christmas holiday getaway in Europe, forcing the continent's biggest airports to close. AFP PHOTO PHILIPPE HUGUEN , Pedestrians walk on a snow-covered pavement in front of the Louvre Museum, on December 20, 2010 in Paris, as heavy snow disrupt the Christmas holiday getaway in Europe, forcing the continent's biggest airports to close. AFP PHOTO MIGUEL MEDINA , Workers clear the snow at the railway station of Mons on December 20, 2010. Thousands of stranded travellers spent the night in airports across Europe as more flights were cancelled Monday because of snow and ice, extending travel misery just days before Christmas.AFP PHOTO / BELGA / PHILIPPE BOURGUET , Cars pass by parked trucks on the A10 highway to Paris near the Dourdan after leaving the Saint-Arnoult tollbooth, on December 20, 2010 as heavy snow disrupt the Christmas holiday getaway in Europe, forcing the continent's biggest airports to close and authorities to ban heavy trucks from the roads around Paris. AFP PHOTO BERTRAND GUAY , Cars pass by parked trucks and a board reading "Careful clearing in progress" on the A10 highway to Paris near Dourdan, after leaving the Saint-Arnoult tollbooth, on December 20, 2010 as heavy snow disrupt the Christmas holiday getaway in Europe, forcing the continent's biggest airports to close and authorities to ban heavy trucks from the roads around Paris. AFP PHOTO BERTRAND GUAY , Trucks are parked on the A10 highway to Paris near Dourdan, west of Paris, after leaving the Saint-Arnoult tollbooth, on December 20, 2010 as heavy snow disrupt the Christmas holiday getaway in Europe, forcing the continent's biggest airports to close and authorities to ban heavy trucks from the roads around Paris. AFP PHOTO BERTRAND GUAY
People wait at Charles de Gaulle-Roissy airport, outside Paris, on December 19, 2010. Some 40 percent of flights were cancelled at Paris' Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle airport today because of snow, aviation authorities said. Some 450 aircrafts were however able to take off with delays averaging one hour and 20 minutes. AFP PHOTO BERTRAND LANGLOIS , People wait at Charles de Gaulle-Roissy airport, outside Paris, on December 19, 2010. Some 40 percent of flights were to be cancelled at Paris's main Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle airport Sunday because of snow, avaiation authorities said. Some 450 aircrafts were however able to take off with delays averaging one hour and 20 minutes. AFP PHOTO BERTRAND LANGLOIS , People wait at Charles de Gaulle-Roissy airport, outside Paris, on December 19, 2010. Some 40 percent of flights were to be cancelled at Paris's main Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle airport Sunday because of snow, avaiation authorities said. Some 450 aircrafts were however able to take off with delays averaging one hour and 20 minutes. AFP PHOTO BERTRAND LANGLOIS , People wait at Charles de Gaulle-Roissy airport, outside Paris, on December 19, 2010. Some 40 percent of flights were to be cancelled at Paris's main Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle airport Sunday because of snow, avaiation authorities said. Some 450 aircrafts were however able to take off with delays averaging one hour and 20 minutes. AFP PHOTO BERTRAND LANGLOIS , Passengers arrive to sleep on camp beds set up by rescuers from the French Protection Civile on December 19, 2010 at the Charles de Gaulle-Roissy airport, outside Paris, after some 40% of flights were cancelled. On the final weekend for travellers before Christmas, some of the continent's biggest airports were shut, forcing thousands to bed down in the terminals and leaving some in no man's land, without a visa to leave the transit lounge. AFP PHOTO FRANCOIS GUILLOT
People wait at Charles de Gaulle-Roissy airport, outside Paris, on December 19, 2010. Some 40 percent of flights were cancelled at Paris' Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle airport today because of snow, aviation authorities said. Some 450 aircrafts were however able to take off with delays averaging one hour and 20 minutes. AFP PHOTO BERTRAND LANGLOIS , People wait at Charles de Gaulle-Roissy airport, outside Paris, on December 19, 2010. Some 40 percent of flights were to be cancelled at Paris's main Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle airport Sunday because of snow, avaiation authorities said. Some 450 aircrafts were however able to take off with delays averaging one hour and 20 minutes. AFP PHOTO BERTRAND LANGLOIS , People wait at Charles de Gaulle-Roissy airport, outside Paris, on December 19, 2010. Some 40 percent of flights were to be cancelled at Paris's main Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle airport Sunday because of snow, avaiation authorities said. Some 450 aircrafts were however able to take off with delays averaging one hour and 20 minutes. AFP PHOTO BERTRAND LANGLOIS , People wait at Charles de Gaulle-Roissy airport, outside Paris, on December 19, 2010. Some 40 percent of flights were to be cancelled at Paris's main Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle airport Sunday because of snow, avaiation authorities said. Some 450 aircrafts were however able to take off with delays averaging one hour and 20 minutes. AFP PHOTO BERTRAND LANGLOIS , Passengers arrive to sleep on camp beds set up by rescuers from the French Protection Civile on December 19, 2010 at the Charles de Gaulle-Roissy airport, outside Paris, after some 40% of flights were cancelled. On the final weekend for travellers before Christmas, some of the continent's biggest airports were shut, forcing thousands to bed down in the terminals and leaving some in no man's land, without a visa to leave the transit lounge. AFP PHOTO FRANCOIS GUILLOT , Passengers arrive to sleep on camp beds set up by rescuers from the French Protection Civile on December 19, 2010 at the Charles de Gaulle-Roissy airport, outside Paris, after some 40% of flights were cancelled. On the final weekend for travellers before Christmas, some of the continent's biggest airports were shut, forcing thousands to bed down in the terminals and leaving some in no man's land, without a visa to leave the transit lounge. AFP PHOTO FRANCOIS GUILLOT , Gendarmes work on the site of an accident between a train and a car at a level crossing, in Recquignies, northern France, near the Belgian border, on December 20, 2010, where three people riding the car were killed. The crash happened as thick snow and ice caused severe disruption in the region, but emergency workers were unable to confirm for the moment whether the bad weather caused the accident. AFP PHOTO / FRANCOIS LO PRESTI , A person rides his bike on a snow-covered road near the Louvre Museum, on December 20, 2010 in Paris, as heavy snow disrupt the Christmas holiday getaway in Europe, forcing the continent's biggest airports to close. AFP PHOTO MIGUEL MEDINA
People wait at Charles de Gaulle-Roissy airport, outside Paris, on December 19, 2010. Some 40 percent of flights were cancelled at Paris' Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle airport today because of snow, aviation authorities said. Some 450 aircrafts were however able to take off with delays averaging one hour and 20 minutes. AFP PHOTO BERTRAND LANGLOIS , People wait at Charles de Gaulle-Roissy airport, outside Paris, on December 19, 2010. Some 40 percent of flights were to be cancelled at Paris's main Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle airport Sunday because of snow, avaiation authorities said. Some 450 aircrafts were however able to take off with delays averaging one hour and 20 minutes. AFP PHOTO BERTRAND LANGLOIS , People wait at Charles de Gaulle-Roissy airport, outside Paris, on December 19, 2010. Some 40 percent of flights were to be cancelled at Paris's main Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle airport Sunday because of snow, avaiation authorities said. Some 450 aircrafts were however able to take off with delays averaging one hour and 20 minutes. AFP PHOTO BERTRAND LANGLOIS
People wait at Charles de Gaulle-Roissy airport, outside Paris, on December 19, 2010. Some 40 percent of flights were cancelled at Paris' Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle airport today because of snow, aviation authorities said. Some 450 aircrafts were however able to take off with delays averaging one hour and 20 minutes. AFP PHOTO BERTRAND LANGLOIS , People wait at Charles de Gaulle-Roissy airport, outside Paris, on December 19, 2010. Some 40 percent of flights were to be cancelled at Paris's main Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle airport Sunday because of snow, avaiation authorities said. Some 450 aircrafts were however able to take off with delays averaging one hour and 20 minutes. AFP PHOTO BERTRAND LANGLOIS , People wait at Charles de Gaulle-Roissy airport, outside Paris, on December 19, 2010. Some 40 percent of flights were to be cancelled at Paris's main Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle airport Sunday because of snow, avaiation authorities said. Some 450 aircrafts were however able to take off with delays averaging one hour and 20 minutes. AFP PHOTO BERTRAND LANGLOIS , People wait at Charles de Gaulle-Roissy airport, outside Paris, on December 19, 2010. Some 40 percent of flights were to be cancelled at Paris's main Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle airport Sunday because of snow, avaiation authorities said. Some 450 aircrafts were however able to take off with delays averaging one hour and 20 minutes. AFP PHOTO BERTRAND LANGLOIS , Passengers arrive to sleep on camp beds set up by rescuers from the French Protection Civile on December 19, 2010 at the Charles de Gaulle-Roissy airport, outside Paris, after some 40% of flights were cancelled. On the final weekend for travellers before Christmas, some of the continent's biggest airports were shut, forcing thousands to bed down in the terminals and leaving some in no man's land, without a visa to leave the transit lounge. AFP PHOTO FRANCOIS GUILLOT , Passengers arrive to sleep on camp beds set up by rescuers from the French Protection Civile on December 19, 2010 at the Charles de Gaulle-Roissy airport, outside Paris, after some 40% of flights were cancelled. On the final weekend for travellers before Christmas, some of the continent's biggest airports were shut, forcing thousands to bed down in the terminals and leaving some in no man's land, without a visa to leave the transit lounge. AFP PHOTO FRANCOIS GUILLOT
People wait at Charles de Gaulle-Roissy airport, outside Paris, on December 19, 2010. Some 40 percent of flights were cancelled at Paris' Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle airport today because of snow, aviation authorities said. Some 450 aircrafts were however able to take off with delays averaging one hour and 20 minutes. AFP PHOTO BERTRAND LANGLOIS , People wait at Charles de Gaulle-Roissy airport, outside Paris, on December 19, 2010. Some 40 percent of flights were to be cancelled at Paris's main Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle airport Sunday because of snow, avaiation authorities said. Some 450 aircrafts were however able to take off with delays averaging one hour and 20 minutes. AFP PHOTO BERTRAND LANGLOIS , People wait at Charles de Gaulle-Roissy airport, outside Paris, on December 19, 2010. Some 40 percent of flights were to be cancelled at Paris's main Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle airport Sunday because of snow, avaiation authorities said. Some 450 aircrafts were however able to take off with delays averaging one hour and 20 minutes. AFP PHOTO BERTRAND LANGLOIS , People wait at Charles de Gaulle-Roissy airport, outside Paris, on December 19, 2010. Some 40 percent of flights were to be cancelled at Paris's main Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle airport Sunday because of snow, avaiation authorities said. Some 450 aircrafts were however able to take off with delays averaging one hour and 20 minutes. AFP PHOTO BERTRAND LANGLOIS , Passengers arrive to sleep on camp beds set up by rescuers from the French Protection Civile on December 19, 2010 at the Charles de Gaulle-Roissy airport, outside Paris, after some 40% of flights were cancelled. On the final weekend for travellers before Christmas, some of the continent's biggest airports were shut, forcing thousands to bed down in the terminals and leaving some in no man's land, without a visa to leave the transit lounge. AFP PHOTO FRANCOIS GUILLOT , Passengers arrive to sleep on camp beds set up by rescuers from the French Protection Civile on December 19, 2010 at the Charles de Gaulle-Roissy airport, outside Paris, after some 40% of flights were cancelled. On the final weekend for travellers before Christmas, some of the continent's biggest airports were shut, forcing thousands to bed down in the terminals and leaving some in no man's land, without a visa to leave the transit lounge. AFP PHOTO FRANCOIS GUILLOT , Gendarmes work on the site of an accident between a train and a car at a level crossing, in Recquignies, northern France, near the Belgian border, on December 20, 2010, where three people riding the car were killed. The crash happened as thick snow and ice caused severe disruption in the region, but emergency workers were unable to confirm for the moment whether the bad weather caused the accident. AFP PHOTO / FRANCOIS LO PRESTI , A person rides his bike on a snow-covered road near the Louvre Museum, on December 20, 2010 in Paris, as heavy snow disrupt the Christmas holiday getaway in Europe, forcing the continent's biggest airports to close. AFP PHOTO MIGUEL MEDINA , A person walks on a snow-covered Seine river bank, on December 20, 2010 in Paris, as heavy snow disrupt the Christmas holiday getaway in Europe, forcing the continent's biggest airports to close. AFP PHOTO MIGUEL MEDINA , Picture taken of a snow-covered Seine river bank, on December 20, 2010 in Paris, as heavy snow disrupt the Christmas holiday getaway in Europe, forcing the continent's biggest airports to close. AFP PHOTO MIGUEL MEDINA , A snowplow removes snow from roads on December 20, 2010 in Lestrem, northern France as heavy snow disrupt the Christmas holiday getaway in Europe, forcing the continent's biggest airports to close. AFP PHOTO PHILIPPE HUGUEN , Pedestrians walk on a snow-covered pavement in front of the Louvre Museum, on December 20, 2010 in Paris, as heavy snow disrupt the Christmas holiday getaway in Europe, forcing the continent's biggest airports to close. AFP PHOTO MIGUEL MEDINA , Workers clear the snow at the railway station of Mons on December 20, 2010. Thousands of stranded travellers spent the night in airports across Europe as more flights were cancelled Monday because of snow and ice, extending travel misery just days before Christmas.AFP PHOTO / BELGA / PHILIPPE BOURGUET , Cars pass by parked trucks on the A10 highway to Paris near the Dourdan after leaving the Saint-Arnoult tollbooth, on December 20, 2010 as heavy snow disrupt the Christmas holiday getaway in Europe, forcing the continent's biggest airports to close and authorities to ban heavy trucks from the roads around Paris. AFP PHOTO BERTRAND GUAY , Cars pass by parked trucks and a board reading "Careful clearing in progress" on the A10 highway to Paris near Dourdan, after leaving the Saint-Arnoult tollbooth, on December 20, 2010 as heavy snow disrupt the Christmas holiday getaway in Europe, forcing the continent's biggest airports to close and authorities to ban heavy trucks from the roads around Paris. AFP PHOTO BERTRAND GUAY , Trucks are parked on the A10 highway to Paris near Dourdan, west of Paris, after leaving the Saint-Arnoult tollbooth, on December 20, 2010 as heavy snow disrupt the Christmas holiday getaway in Europe, forcing the continent's biggest airports to close and authorities to ban heavy trucks from the roads around Paris. AFP PHOTO BERTRAND GUAY , Trucks are parked on the A10 highway to Paris near Dourdan, west of Paris, after leaving the Saint-Arnoult tollbooth, on December 20, 2010 as heavy snow disrupt the Christmas holiday getaway in Europe, forcing the continent's biggest airports to close and authorities to ban heavy trucks from the roads around Paris. AFP PHOTO BERTRAND GUAY
People wait at Charles de Gaulle-Roissy airport, outside Paris, on December 19, 2010. Some 40 percent of flights were cancelled at Paris' Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle airport today because of snow, aviation authorities said. Some 450 aircrafts were however able to take off with delays averaging one hour and 20 minutes. AFP PHOTO BERTRAND LANGLOIS , People wait at Charles de Gaulle-Roissy airport, outside Paris, on December 19, 2010. Some 40 percent of flights were to be cancelled at Paris's main Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle airport Sunday because of snow, avaiation authorities said. Some 450 aircrafts were however able to take off with delays averaging one hour and 20 minutes. AFP PHOTO BERTRAND LANGLOIS , People wait at Charles de Gaulle-Roissy airport, outside Paris, on December 19, 2010. Some 40 percent of flights were to be cancelled at Paris's main Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle airport Sunday because of snow, avaiation authorities said. Some 450 aircrafts were however able to take off with delays averaging one hour and 20 minutes. AFP PHOTO BERTRAND LANGLOIS , People wait at Charles de Gaulle-Roissy airport, outside Paris, on December 19, 2010. Some 40 percent of flights were to be cancelled at Paris's main Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle airport Sunday because of snow, avaiation authorities said. Some 450 aircrafts were however able to take off with delays averaging one hour and 20 minutes. AFP PHOTO BERTRAND LANGLOIS , Passengers arrive to sleep on camp beds set up by rescuers from the French Protection Civile on December 19, 2010 at the Charles de Gaulle-Roissy airport, outside Paris, after some 40% of flights were cancelled. On the final weekend for travellers before Christmas, some of the continent's biggest airports were shut, forcing thousands to bed down in the terminals and leaving some in no man's land, without a visa to leave the transit lounge. AFP PHOTO FRANCOIS GUILLOT , Passengers arrive to sleep on camp beds set up by rescuers from the French Protection Civile on December 19, 2010 at the Charles de Gaulle-Roissy airport, outside Paris, after some 40% of flights were cancelled. On the final weekend for travellers before Christmas, some of the continent's biggest airports were shut, forcing thousands to bed down in the terminals and leaving some in no man's land, without a visa to leave the transit lounge. AFP PHOTO FRANCOIS GUILLOT , Gendarmes work on the site of an accident between a train and a car at a level crossing, in Recquignies, northern France, near the Belgian border, on December 20, 2010, where three people riding the car were killed. The crash happened as thick snow and ice caused severe disruption in the region, but emergency workers were unable to confirm for the moment whether the bad weather caused the accident. AFP PHOTO / FRANCOIS LO PRESTI , A person rides his bike on a snow-covered road near the Louvre Museum, on December 20, 2010 in Paris, as heavy snow disrupt the Christmas holiday getaway in Europe, forcing the continent's biggest airports to close. AFP PHOTO MIGUEL MEDINA , A person walks on a snow-covered Seine river bank, on December 20, 2010 in Paris, as heavy snow disrupt the Christmas holiday getaway in Europe, forcing the continent's biggest airports to close. AFP PHOTO MIGUEL MEDINA , Picture taken of a snow-covered Seine river bank, on December 20, 2010 in Paris, as heavy snow disrupt the Christmas holiday getaway in Europe, forcing the continent's biggest airports to close. AFP PHOTO MIGUEL MEDINA , A snowplow removes snow from roads on December 20, 2010 in Lestrem, northern France as heavy snow disrupt the Christmas holiday getaway in Europe, forcing the continent's biggest airports to close. AFP PHOTO PHILIPPE HUGUEN , Pedestrians walk on a snow-covered pavement in front of the Louvre Museum, on December 20, 2010 in Paris, as heavy snow disrupt the Christmas holiday getaway in Europe, forcing the continent's biggest airports to close. AFP PHOTO MIGUEL MEDINA , Workers clear the snow at the railway station of Mons on December 20, 2010. Thousands of stranded travellers spent the night in airports across Europe as more flights were cancelled Monday because of snow and ice, extending travel misery just days before Christmas.AFP PHOTO / BELGA / PHILIPPE BOURGUET , Cars pass by parked trucks on the A10 highway to Paris near the Dourdan after leaving the Saint-Arnoult tollbooth, on December 20, 2010 as heavy snow disrupt the Christmas holiday getaway in Europe, forcing the continent's biggest airports to close and authorities to ban heavy trucks from the roads around Paris. AFP PHOTO BERTRAND GUAY
People wait at Charles de Gaulle-Roissy airport, outside Paris, on December 19, 2010. Some 40 percent of flights were cancelled at Paris' Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle airport today because of snow, aviation authorities said. Some 450 aircrafts were however able to take off with delays averaging one hour and 20 minutes. AFP PHOTO BERTRAND LANGLOIS , People wait at Charles de Gaulle-Roissy airport, outside Paris, on December 19, 2010. Some 40 percent of flights were to be cancelled at Paris's main Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle airport Sunday because of snow, avaiation authorities said. Some 450 aircrafts were however able to take off with delays averaging one hour and 20 minutes. AFP PHOTO BERTRAND LANGLOIS , People wait at Charles de Gaulle-Roissy airport, outside Paris, on December 19, 2010. Some 40 percent of flights were to be cancelled at Paris's main Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle airport Sunday because of snow, avaiation authorities said. Some 450 aircrafts were however able to take off with delays averaging one hour and 20 minutes. AFP PHOTO BERTRAND LANGLOIS , People wait at Charles de Gaulle-Roissy airport, outside Paris, on December 19, 2010. Some 40 percent of flights were to be cancelled at Paris's main Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle airport Sunday because of snow, avaiation authorities said. Some 450 aircrafts were however able to take off with delays averaging one hour and 20 minutes. AFP PHOTO BERTRAND LANGLOIS , Passengers arrive to sleep on camp beds set up by rescuers from the French Protection Civile on December 19, 2010 at the Charles de Gaulle-Roissy airport, outside Paris, after some 40% of flights were cancelled. On the final weekend for travellers before Christmas, some of the continent's biggest airports were shut, forcing thousands to bed down in the terminals and leaving some in no man's land, without a visa to leave the transit lounge. AFP PHOTO FRANCOIS GUILLOT , Passengers arrive to sleep on camp beds set up by rescuers from the French Protection Civile on December 19, 2010 at the Charles de Gaulle-Roissy airport, outside Paris, after some 40% of flights were cancelled. On the final weekend for travellers before Christmas, some of the continent's biggest airports were shut, forcing thousands to bed down in the terminals and leaving some in no man's land, without a visa to leave the transit lounge. AFP PHOTO FRANCOIS GUILLOT , Gendarmes work on the site of an accident between a train and a car at a level crossing, in Recquignies, northern France, near the Belgian border, on December 20, 2010, where three people riding the car were killed. The crash happened as thick snow and ice caused severe disruption in the region, but emergency workers were unable to confirm for the moment whether the bad weather caused the accident. AFP PHOTO / FRANCOIS LO PRESTI , A person rides his bike on a snow-covered road near the Louvre Museum, on December 20, 2010 in Paris, as heavy snow disrupt the Christmas holiday getaway in Europe, forcing the continent's biggest airports to close. AFP PHOTO MIGUEL MEDINA , A person walks on a snow-covered Seine river bank, on December 20, 2010 in Paris, as heavy snow disrupt the Christmas holiday getaway in Europe, forcing the continent's biggest airports to close. AFP PHOTO MIGUEL MEDINA , Picture taken of a snow-covered Seine river bank, on December 20, 2010 in Paris, as heavy snow disrupt the Christmas holiday getaway in Europe, forcing the continent's biggest airports to close. AFP PHOTO MIGUEL MEDINA , A snowplow removes snow from roads on December 20, 2010 in Lestrem, northern France as heavy snow disrupt the Christmas holiday getaway in Europe, forcing the continent's biggest airports to close. AFP PHOTO PHILIPPE HUGUEN , Pedestrians walk on a snow-covered pavement in front of the Louvre Museum, on December 20, 2010 in Paris, as heavy snow disrupt the Christmas holiday getaway in Europe, forcing the continent's biggest airports to close. AFP PHOTO MIGUEL MEDINA , Workers clear the snow at the railway station of Mons on December 20, 2010. Thousands of stranded travellers spent the night in airports across Europe as more flights were cancelled Monday because of snow and ice, extending travel misery just days before Christmas.AFP PHOTO / BELGA / PHILIPPE BOURGUET , Cars pass by parked trucks on the A10 highway to Paris near the Dourdan after leaving the Saint-Arnoult tollbooth, on December 20, 2010 as heavy snow disrupt the Christmas holiday getaway in Europe, forcing the continent's biggest airports to close and authorities to ban heavy trucks from the roads around Paris. AFP PHOTO BERTRAND GUAY , Cars pass by parked trucks and a board reading "Careful clearing in progress" on the A10 highway to Paris near Dourdan, after leaving the Saint-Arnoult tollbooth, on December 20, 2010 as heavy snow disrupt the Christmas holiday getaway in Europe, forcing the continent's biggest airports to close and authorities to ban heavy trucks from the roads around Paris. AFP PHOTO BERTRAND GUAY , Trucks are parked on the A10 highway to Paris near Dourdan, west of Paris, after leaving the Saint-Arnoult tollbooth, on December 20, 2010 as heavy snow disrupt the Christmas holiday getaway in Europe, forcing the continent's biggest airports to close and authorities to ban heavy trucks from the roads around Paris. AFP PHOTO BERTRAND GUAY , Trucks are parked on the A10 highway to Paris near Dourdan, west of Paris, after leaving the Saint-Arnoult tollbooth, on December 20, 2010 as heavy snow disrupt the Christmas holiday getaway in Europe, forcing the continent's biggest airports to close and authorities to ban heavy trucks from the roads around Paris. AFP PHOTO BERTRAND GUAY , The traffic is congested on the A10 highway from Paris near Dourdan, west of Paris, after leaving the Saint-Arnoult tollbooth, on December 20, 2010 as heavy snow disrupt the Christmas holiday getaway in Europe, forcing the continent's biggest airports to close and authorities to ban heavy trucks from the roads around Paris. The board warns drivers on traffic jam. AFP PHOTO BERTRAND GUAY , A picture taken of a farm in a snowed up field on December 20, 2010 in La Couture, northern France as heavy snow disrupt the Christmas holiday getaway in Europe, forcing the continent's biggest airports to close. AFP PHOTO DENIS CHARLET , Trucks are parked on the A10 highway to Paris near Dourdan, west of Paris, after leaving the Saint-Arnoult tollbooth, on December 20, 2010 as heavy snow disrupt the Christmas holiday getaway in Europe, forcing the continent's biggest airports to close and authorities to ban heavy trucks from the roads around Paris. AFP PHOTO BERTRAND GUAY , Trains are parked at the central railway station of Malmo on December 20, 2010 as hundreds of commuter trains were cancelled because of the weather. Thousands of stranded travellers woke up today after a night in airports across Europe as a raft of flights were cancelled due to snow and ice, extending travel misery just days before Christmas. AFP PHOTO / SCANPIX / JOHAN NILSSON , Trains are parked at the central railway station of Malmo on December 20, 2010 as hundreds of commuter trains were cancelled due to the weather. Thousands of stranded travellers woke up today after a night in airports across Europe as a raft of flights were cancelled due to snow and ice, extending travel misery just days before Christmas. AFP PHOTO / SCANPIX / JOHAN NILSSON , Policemen control the traffic at a tollbooth to A10 highway near Dourdan, south of Paris, on December 20, 2010 as heavy snow disrupt the Christmas holiday getaway in Europe, forcing the continent's biggest airports to close and authorities to ban heavy trucks from the roads around Paris. AFP PHOTO BERTRAND GUAY , A train conductor sits in her parked locomotive in the central railway station of Malmo on December 20, 2010 as hundreds of commuter trains were cancelled due to bad weather conditions. Thousands of stranded travellers woke up today after a night in airports across Europe as a raft of flights were cancelled due to snow and ice, extending travel misery just days before Christmas. AFP PHOTO / SCANPIX / JOHAN NILSSON , A Lufthansa airplane (top) lands as a Continental airplane waits for clearance to take off at the airport of Frankfurt/Main on December 20, 2010 in Frankfurt/Main, central Germany. Authorities cancelled about 300 flights at Germany's main airport at Frankfurt on early December 20, 2010, and expected more snow, an airport spokeswoman said, a day after hundreds of other flights were scrapped. AFP PHOTO / FRANK RUMPENHORST GERMANY OUT , A passenger rests on a lounger as he waits for a next available flight at the airport of Frankfurt/Main on December 20, 2010 in Frankfurt/Main, central Germany. Authorities cancelled about 300 flights at Germany's main airport at Frankfurt on early December 20, 2010, and expected more snow, an airport spokeswoman said, a day after hundreds of other flights were scrapped. AFP PHOTO / FRANK RUMPENHORST GERMANY OUT
People wait at Charles de Gaulle-Roissy airport, outside Paris, on December 19, 2010. Some 40 percent of flights were cancelled at Paris' Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle airport today because of snow, aviation authorities said. Some 450 aircrafts were however able to take off with delays averaging one hour and 20 minutes. AFP PHOTO BERTRAND LANGLOIS , People wait at Charles de Gaulle-Roissy airport, outside Paris, on December 19, 2010. Some 40 percent of flights were to be cancelled at Paris's main Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle airport Sunday because of snow, avaiation authorities said. Some 450 aircrafts were however able to take off with delays averaging one hour and 20 minutes. AFP PHOTO BERTRAND LANGLOIS , People wait at Charles de Gaulle-Roissy airport, outside Paris, on December 19, 2010. Some 40 percent of flights were to be cancelled at Paris's main Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle airport Sunday because of snow, avaiation authorities said. Some 450 aircrafts were however able to take off with delays averaging one hour and 20 minutes. AFP PHOTO BERTRAND LANGLOIS , People wait at Charles de Gaulle-Roissy airport, outside Paris, on December 19, 2010. Some 40 percent of flights were to be cancelled at Paris's main Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle airport Sunday because of snow, avaiation authorities said. Some 450 aircrafts were however able to take off with delays averaging one hour and 20 minutes. AFP PHOTO BERTRAND LANGLOIS , Passengers arrive to sleep on camp beds set up by rescuers from the French Protection Civile on December 19, 2010 at the Charles de Gaulle-Roissy airport, outside Paris, after some 40% of flights were cancelled. On the final weekend for travellers before Christmas, some of the continent's biggest airports were shut, forcing thousands to bed down in the terminals and leaving some in no man's land, without a visa to leave the transit lounge. AFP PHOTO FRANCOIS GUILLOT , Passengers arrive to sleep on camp beds set up by rescuers from the French Protection Civile on December 19, 2010 at the Charles de Gaulle-Roissy airport, outside Paris, after some 40% of flights were cancelled. On the final weekend for travellers before Christmas, some of the continent's biggest airports were shut, forcing thousands to bed down in the terminals and leaving some in no man's land, without a visa to leave the transit lounge. AFP PHOTO FRANCOIS GUILLOT , Gendarmes work on the site of an accident between a train and a car at a level crossing, in Recquignies, northern France, near the Belgian border, on December 20, 2010, where three people riding the car were killed. The crash happened as thick snow and ice caused severe disruption in the region, but emergency workers were unable to confirm for the moment whether the bad weather caused the accident. AFP PHOTO / FRANCOIS LO PRESTI
People wait at Charles de Gaulle-Roissy airport, outside Paris, on December 19, 2010. Some 40 percent of flights were cancelled at Paris' Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle airport today because of snow, aviation authorities said. Some 450 aircrafts were however able to take off with delays averaging one hour and 20 minutes. AFP PHOTO BERTRAND LANGLOIS , People wait at Charles de Gaulle-Roissy airport, outside Paris, on December 19, 2010. Some 40 percent of flights were to be cancelled at Paris's main Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle airport Sunday because of snow, avaiation authorities said. Some 450 aircrafts were however able to take off with delays averaging one hour and 20 minutes. AFP PHOTO BERTRAND LANGLOIS , People wait at Charles de Gaulle-Roissy airport, outside Paris, on December 19, 2010. Some 40 percent of flights were to be cancelled at Paris's main Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle airport Sunday because of snow, avaiation authorities said. Some 450 aircrafts were however able to take off with delays averaging one hour and 20 minutes. AFP PHOTO BERTRAND LANGLOIS , People wait at Charles de Gaulle-Roissy airport, outside Paris, on December 19, 2010. Some 40 percent of flights were to be cancelled at Paris's main Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle airport Sunday because of snow, avaiation authorities said. Some 450 aircrafts were however able to take off with delays averaging one hour and 20 minutes. AFP PHOTO BERTRAND LANGLOIS , Passengers arrive to sleep on camp beds set up by rescuers from the French Protection Civile on December 19, 2010 at the Charles de Gaulle-Roissy airport, outside Paris, after some 40% of flights were cancelled. On the final weekend for travellers before Christmas, some of the continent's biggest airports were shut, forcing thousands to bed down in the terminals and leaving some in no man's land, without a visa to leave the transit lounge. AFP PHOTO FRANCOIS GUILLOT , Passengers arrive to sleep on camp beds set up by rescuers from the French Protection Civile on December 19, 2010 at the Charles de Gaulle-Roissy airport, outside Paris, after some 40% of flights were cancelled. On the final weekend for travellers before Christmas, some of the continent's biggest airports were shut, forcing thousands to bed down in the terminals and leaving some in no man's land, without a visa to leave the transit lounge. AFP PHOTO FRANCOIS GUILLOT , Gendarmes work on the site of an accident between a train and a car at a level crossing, in Recquignies, northern France, near the Belgian border, on December 20, 2010, where three people riding the car were killed. The crash happened as thick snow and ice caused severe disruption in the region, but emergency workers were unable to confirm for the moment whether the bad weather caused the accident. AFP PHOTO / FRANCOIS LO PRESTI , A person rides his bike on a snow-covered road near the Louvre Museum, on December 20, 2010 in Paris, as heavy snow disrupt the Christmas holiday getaway in Europe, forcing the continent's biggest airports to close. AFP PHOTO MIGUEL MEDINA , A person walks on a snow-covered Seine river bank, on December 20, 2010 in Paris, as heavy snow disrupt the Christmas holiday getaway in Europe, forcing the continent's biggest airports to close. AFP PHOTO MIGUEL MEDINA , Picture taken of a snow-covered Seine river bank, on December 20, 2010 in Paris, as heavy snow disrupt the Christmas holiday getaway in Europe, forcing the continent's biggest airports to close. AFP PHOTO MIGUEL MEDINA
People wait at Charles de Gaulle-Roissy airport, outside Paris, on December 19, 2010. Some 40 percent of flights were cancelled at Paris' Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle airport today because of snow, aviation authorities said. Some 450 aircrafts were however able to take off with delays averaging one hour and 20 minutes. AFP PHOTO BERTRAND LANGLOIS , People wait at Charles de Gaulle-Roissy airport, outside Paris, on December 19, 2010. Some 40 percent of flights were to be cancelled at Paris's main Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle airport Sunday because of snow, avaiation authorities said. Some 450 aircrafts were however able to take off with delays averaging one hour and 20 minutes. AFP PHOTO BERTRAND LANGLOIS , People wait at Charles de Gaulle-Roissy airport, outside Paris, on December 19, 2010. Some 40 percent of flights were to be cancelled at Paris's main Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle airport Sunday because of snow, avaiation authorities said. Some 450 aircrafts were however able to take off with delays averaging one hour and 20 minutes. AFP PHOTO BERTRAND LANGLOIS , People wait at Charles de Gaulle-Roissy airport, outside Paris, on December 19, 2010. Some 40 percent of flights were to be cancelled at Paris's main Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle airport Sunday because of snow, avaiation authorities said. Some 450 aircrafts were however able to take off with delays averaging one hour and 20 minutes. AFP PHOTO BERTRAND LANGLOIS , Passengers arrive to sleep on camp beds set up by rescuers from the French Protection Civile on December 19, 2010 at the Charles de Gaulle-Roissy airport, outside Paris, after some 40% of flights were cancelled. On the final weekend for travellers before Christmas, some of the continent's biggest airports were shut, forcing thousands to bed down in the terminals and leaving some in no man's land, without a visa to leave the transit lounge. AFP PHOTO FRANCOIS GUILLOT , Passengers arrive to sleep on camp beds set up by rescuers from the French Protection Civile on December 19, 2010 at the Charles de Gaulle-Roissy airport, outside Paris, after some 40% of flights were cancelled. On the final weekend for travellers before Christmas, some of the continent's biggest airports were shut, forcing thousands to bed down in the terminals and leaving some in no man's land, without a visa to leave the transit lounge. AFP PHOTO FRANCOIS GUILLOT , Gendarmes work on the site of an accident between a train and a car at a level crossing, in Recquignies, northern France, near the Belgian border, on December 20, 2010, where three people riding the car were killed. The crash happened as thick snow and ice caused severe disruption in the region, but emergency workers were unable to confirm for the moment whether the bad weather caused the accident. AFP PHOTO / FRANCOIS LO PRESTI , A person rides his bike on a snow-covered road near the Louvre Museum, on December 20, 2010 in Paris, as heavy snow disrupt the Christmas holiday getaway in Europe, forcing the continent's biggest airports to close. AFP PHOTO MIGUEL MEDINA , A person walks on a snow-covered Seine river bank, on December 20, 2010 in Paris, as heavy snow disrupt the Christmas holiday getaway in Europe, forcing the continent's biggest airports to close. AFP PHOTO MIGUEL MEDINA , Picture taken of a snow-covered Seine river bank, on December 20, 2010 in Paris, as heavy snow disrupt the Christmas holiday getaway in Europe, forcing the continent's biggest airports to close. AFP PHOTO MIGUEL MEDINA , A snowplow removes snow from roads on December 20, 2010 in Lestrem, northern France as heavy snow disrupt the Christmas holiday getaway in Europe, forcing the continent's biggest airports to close. AFP PHOTO PHILIPPE HUGUEN , Pedestrians walk on a snow-covered pavement in front of the Louvre Museum, on December 20, 2010 in Paris, as heavy snow disrupt the Christmas holiday getaway in Europe, forcing the continent's biggest airports to close. AFP PHOTO MIGUEL MEDINA , Workers clear the snow at the railway station of Mons on December 20, 2010. Thousands of stranded travellers spent the night in airports across Europe as more flights were cancelled Monday because of snow and ice, extending travel misery just days before Christmas.AFP PHOTO / BELGA / PHILIPPE BOURGUET , Cars pass by parked trucks on the A10 highway to Paris near the Dourdan after leaving the Saint-Arnoult tollbooth, on December 20, 2010 as heavy snow disrupt the Christmas holiday getaway in Europe, forcing the continent's biggest airports to close and authorities to ban heavy trucks from the roads around Paris. AFP PHOTO BERTRAND GUAY , Cars pass by parked trucks and a board reading "Careful clearing in progress" on the A10 highway to Paris near Dourdan, after leaving the Saint-Arnoult tollbooth, on December 20, 2010 as heavy snow disrupt the Christmas holiday getaway in Europe, forcing the continent's biggest airports to close and authorities to ban heavy trucks from the roads around Paris. AFP PHOTO BERTRAND GUAY , Trucks are parked on the A10 highway to Paris near Dourdan, west of Paris, after leaving the Saint-Arnoult tollbooth, on December 20, 2010 as heavy snow disrupt the Christmas holiday getaway in Europe, forcing the continent's biggest airports to close and authorities to ban heavy trucks from the roads around Paris. AFP PHOTO BERTRAND GUAY , Trucks are parked on the A10 highway to Paris near Dourdan, west of Paris, after leaving the Saint-Arnoult tollbooth, on December 20, 2010 as heavy snow disrupt the Christmas holiday getaway in Europe, forcing the continent's biggest airports to close and authorities to ban heavy trucks from the roads around Paris. AFP PHOTO BERTRAND GUAY , The traffic is congested on the A10 highway from Paris near Dourdan, west of Paris, after leaving the Saint-Arnoult tollbooth, on December 20, 2010 as heavy snow disrupt the Christmas holiday getaway in Europe, forcing the continent's biggest airports to close and authorities to ban heavy trucks from the roads around Paris. The board warns drivers on traffic jam. AFP PHOTO BERTRAND GUAY , A picture taken of a farm in a snowed up field on December 20, 2010 in La Couture, northern France as heavy snow disrupt the Christmas holiday getaway in Europe, forcing the continent's biggest airports to close. AFP PHOTO DENIS CHARLET
People wait at Charles de Gaulle-Roissy airport, outside Paris, on December 19, 2010. Some 40 percent of flights were cancelled at Paris' Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle airport today because of snow, aviation authorities said. Some 450 aircrafts were however able to take off with delays averaging one hour and 20 minutes. AFP PHOTO BERTRAND LANGLOIS , People wait at Charles de Gaulle-Roissy airport, outside Paris, on December 19, 2010. Some 40 percent of flights were to be cancelled at Paris's main Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle airport Sunday because of snow, avaiation authorities said. Some 450 aircrafts were however able to take off with delays averaging one hour and 20 minutes. AFP PHOTO BERTRAND LANGLOIS , People wait at Charles de Gaulle-Roissy airport, outside Paris, on December 19, 2010. Some 40 percent of flights were to be cancelled at Paris's main Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle airport Sunday because of snow, avaiation authorities said. Some 450 aircrafts were however able to take off with delays averaging one hour and 20 minutes. AFP PHOTO BERTRAND LANGLOIS , People wait at Charles de Gaulle-Roissy airport, outside Paris, on December 19, 2010. Some 40 percent of flights were to be cancelled at Paris's main Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle airport Sunday because of snow, avaiation authorities said. Some 450 aircrafts were however able to take off with delays averaging one hour and 20 minutes. AFP PHOTO BERTRAND LANGLOIS , Passengers arrive to sleep on camp beds set up by rescuers from the French Protection Civile on December 19, 2010 at the Charles de Gaulle-Roissy airport, outside Paris, after some 40% of flights were cancelled. On the final weekend for travellers before Christmas, some of the continent's biggest airports were shut, forcing thousands to bed down in the terminals and leaving some in no man's land, without a visa to leave the transit lounge. AFP PHOTO FRANCOIS GUILLOT , Passengers arrive to sleep on camp beds set up by rescuers from the French Protection Civile on December 19, 2010 at the Charles de Gaulle-Roissy airport, outside Paris, after some 40% of flights were cancelled. On the final weekend for travellers before Christmas, some of the continent's biggest airports were shut, forcing thousands to bed down in the terminals and leaving some in no man's land, without a visa to leave the transit lounge. AFP PHOTO FRANCOIS GUILLOT , Gendarmes work on the site of an accident between a train and a car at a level crossing, in Recquignies, northern France, near the Belgian border, on December 20, 2010, where three people riding the car were killed. The crash happened as thick snow and ice caused severe disruption in the region, but emergency workers were unable to confirm for the moment whether the bad weather caused the accident. AFP PHOTO / FRANCOIS LO PRESTI , A person rides his bike on a snow-covered road near the Louvre Museum, on December 20, 2010 in Paris, as heavy snow disrupt the Christmas holiday getaway in Europe, forcing the continent's biggest airports to close. AFP PHOTO MIGUEL MEDINA , A person walks on a snow-covered Seine river bank, on December 20, 2010 in Paris, as heavy snow disrupt the Christmas holiday getaway in Europe, forcing the continent's biggest airports to close. AFP PHOTO MIGUEL MEDINA
People wait at Charles de Gaulle-Roissy airport, outside Paris, on December 19, 2010. Some 40 percent of flights were cancelled at Paris' Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle airport today because of snow, aviation authorities said. Some 450 aircrafts were however able to take off with delays averaging one hour and 20 minutes. AFP PHOTO BERTRAND LANGLOIS , People wait at Charles de Gaulle-Roissy airport, outside Paris, on December 19, 2010. Some 40 percent of flights were to be cancelled at Paris's main Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle airport Sunday because of snow, avaiation authorities said. Some 450 aircrafts were however able to take off with delays averaging one hour and 20 minutes. AFP PHOTO BERTRAND LANGLOIS , People wait at Charles de Gaulle-Roissy airport, outside Paris, on December 19, 2010. Some 40 percent of flights were to be cancelled at Paris's main Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle airport Sunday because of snow, avaiation authorities said. Some 450 aircrafts were however able to take off with delays averaging one hour and 20 minutes. AFP PHOTO BERTRAND LANGLOIS , People wait at Charles de Gaulle-Roissy airport, outside Paris, on December 19, 2010. Some 40 percent of flights were to be cancelled at Paris's main Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle airport Sunday because of snow, avaiation authorities said. Some 450 aircrafts were however able to take off with delays averaging one hour and 20 minutes. AFP PHOTO BERTRAND LANGLOIS , Passengers arrive to sleep on camp beds set up by rescuers from the French Protection Civile on December 19, 2010 at the Charles de Gaulle-Roissy airport, outside Paris, after some 40% of flights were cancelled. On the final weekend for travellers before Christmas, some of the continent's biggest airports were shut, forcing thousands to bed down in the terminals and leaving some in no man's land, without a visa to leave the transit lounge. AFP PHOTO FRANCOIS GUILLOT , Passengers arrive to sleep on camp beds set up by rescuers from the French Protection Civile on December 19, 2010 at the Charles de Gaulle-Roissy airport, outside Paris, after some 40% of flights were cancelled. On the final weekend for travellers before Christmas, some of the continent's biggest airports were shut, forcing thousands to bed down in the terminals and leaving some in no man's land, without a visa to leave the transit lounge. AFP PHOTO FRANCOIS GUILLOT , Gendarmes work on the site of an accident between a train and a car at a level crossing, in Recquignies, northern France, near the Belgian border, on December 20, 2010, where three people riding the car were killed. The crash happened as thick snow and ice caused severe disruption in the region, but emergency workers were unable to confirm for the moment whether the bad weather caused the accident. AFP PHOTO / FRANCOIS LO PRESTI , A person rides his bike on a snow-covered road near the Louvre Museum, on December 20, 2010 in Paris, as heavy snow disrupt the Christmas holiday getaway in Europe, forcing the continent's biggest airports to close. AFP PHOTO MIGUEL MEDINA , A person walks on a snow-covered Seine river bank, on December 20, 2010 in Paris, as heavy snow disrupt the Christmas holiday getaway in Europe, forcing the continent's biggest airports to close. AFP PHOTO MIGUEL MEDINA , Picture taken of a snow-covered Seine river bank, on December 20, 2010 in Paris, as heavy snow disrupt the Christmas holiday getaway in Europe, forcing the continent's biggest airports to close. AFP PHOTO MIGUEL MEDINA , A snowplow removes snow from roads on December 20, 2010 in Lestrem, northern France as heavy snow disrupt the Christmas holiday getaway in Europe, forcing the continent's biggest airports to close. AFP PHOTO PHILIPPE HUGUEN , Pedestrians walk on a snow-covered pavement in front of the Louvre Museum, on December 20, 2010 in Paris, as heavy snow disrupt the Christmas holiday getaway in Europe, forcing the continent's biggest airports to close. AFP PHOTO MIGUEL MEDINA , Workers clear the snow at the railway station of Mons on December 20, 2010. Thousands of stranded travellers spent the night in airports across Europe as more flights were cancelled Monday because of snow and ice, extending travel misery just days before Christmas.AFP PHOTO / BELGA / PHILIPPE BOURGUET , Cars pass by parked trucks on the A10 highway to Paris near the Dourdan after leaving the Saint-Arnoult tollbooth, on December 20, 2010 as heavy snow disrupt the Christmas holiday getaway in Europe, forcing the continent's biggest airports to close and authorities to ban heavy trucks from the roads around Paris. AFP PHOTO BERTRAND GUAY , Cars pass by parked trucks and a board reading "Careful clearing in progress" on the A10 highway to Paris near Dourdan, after leaving the Saint-Arnoult tollbooth, on December 20, 2010 as heavy snow disrupt the Christmas holiday getaway in Europe, forcing the continent's biggest airports to close and authorities to ban heavy trucks from the roads around Paris. AFP PHOTO BERTRAND GUAY , Trucks are parked on the A10 highway to Paris near Dourdan, west of Paris, after leaving the Saint-Arnoult tollbooth, on December 20, 2010 as heavy snow disrupt the Christmas holiday getaway in Europe, forcing the continent's biggest airports to close and authorities to ban heavy trucks from the roads around Paris. AFP PHOTO BERTRAND GUAY , Trucks are parked on the A10 highway to Paris near Dourdan, west of Paris, after leaving the Saint-Arnoult tollbooth, on December 20, 2010 as heavy snow disrupt the Christmas holiday getaway in Europe, forcing the continent's biggest airports to close and authorities to ban heavy trucks from the roads around Paris. AFP PHOTO BERTRAND GUAY , The traffic is congested on the A10 highway from Paris near Dourdan, west of Paris, after leaving the Saint-Arnoult tollbooth, on December 20, 2010 as heavy snow disrupt the Christmas holiday getaway in Europe, forcing the continent's biggest airports to close and authorities to ban heavy trucks from the roads around Paris. The board warns drivers on traffic jam. AFP PHOTO BERTRAND GUAY , A picture taken of a farm in a snowed up field on December 20, 2010 in La Couture, northern France as heavy snow disrupt the Christmas holiday getaway in Europe, forcing the continent's biggest airports to close. AFP PHOTO DENIS CHARLET , Trucks are parked on the A10 highway to Paris near Dourdan, west of Paris, after leaving the Saint-Arnoult tollbooth, on December 20, 2010 as heavy snow disrupt the Christmas holiday getaway in Europe, forcing the continent's biggest airports to close and authorities to ban heavy trucks from the roads around Paris. AFP PHOTO BERTRAND GUAY , Trains are parked at the central railway station of Malmo on December 20, 2010 as hundreds of commuter trains were cancelled because of the weather. Thousands of stranded travellers woke up today after a night in airports across Europe as a raft of flights were cancelled due to snow and ice, extending travel misery just days before Christmas. AFP PHOTO / SCANPIX / JOHAN NILSSON , Trains are parked at the central railway station of Malmo on December 20, 2010 as hundreds of commuter trains were cancelled due to the weather. Thousands of stranded travellers woke up today after a night in airports across Europe as a raft of flights were cancelled due to snow and ice, extending travel misery just days before Christmas. AFP PHOTO / SCANPIX / JOHAN NILSSON , Policemen control the traffic at a tollbooth to A10 highway near Dourdan, south of Paris, on December 20, 2010 as heavy snow disrupt the Christmas holiday getaway in Europe, forcing the continent's biggest airports to close and authorities to ban heavy trucks from the roads around Paris. AFP PHOTO BERTRAND GUAY
People wait at Charles de Gaulle-Roissy airport, outside Paris, on December 19, 2010. Some 40 percent of flights were cancelled at Paris' Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle airport today because of snow, aviation authorities said. Some 450 aircrafts were however able to take off with delays averaging one hour and 20 minutes. AFP PHOTO BERTRAND LANGLOIS , People wait at Charles de Gaulle-Roissy airport, outside Paris, on December 19, 2010. Some 40 percent of flights were to be cancelled at Paris's main Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle airport Sunday because of snow, avaiation authorities said. Some 450 aircrafts were however able to take off with delays averaging one hour and 20 minutes. AFP PHOTO BERTRAND LANGLOIS , People wait at Charles de Gaulle-Roissy airport, outside Paris, on December 19, 2010. Some 40 percent of flights were to be cancelled at Paris's main Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle airport Sunday because of snow, avaiation authorities said. Some 450 aircrafts were however able to take off with delays averaging one hour and 20 minutes. AFP PHOTO BERTRAND LANGLOIS , People wait at Charles de Gaulle-Roissy airport, outside Paris, on December 19, 2010. Some 40 percent of flights were to be cancelled at Paris's main Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle airport Sunday because of snow, avaiation authorities said. Some 450 aircrafts were however able to take off with delays averaging one hour and 20 minutes. AFP PHOTO BERTRAND LANGLOIS , Passengers arrive to sleep on camp beds set up by rescuers from the French Protection Civile on December 19, 2010 at the Charles de Gaulle-Roissy airport, outside Paris, after some 40% of flights were cancelled. On the final weekend for travellers before Christmas, some of the continent's biggest airports were shut, forcing thousands to bed down in the terminals and leaving some in no man's land, without a visa to leave the transit lounge. AFP PHOTO FRANCOIS GUILLOT , Passengers arrive to sleep on camp beds set up by rescuers from the French Protection Civile on December 19, 2010 at the Charles de Gaulle-Roissy airport, outside Paris, after some 40% of flights were cancelled. On the final weekend for travellers before Christmas, some of the continent's biggest airports were shut, forcing thousands to bed down in the terminals and leaving some in no man's land, without a visa to leave the transit lounge. AFP PHOTO FRANCOIS GUILLOT , Gendarmes work on the site of an accident between a train and a car at a level crossing, in Recquignies, northern France, near the Belgian border, on December 20, 2010, where three people riding the car were killed. The crash happened as thick snow and ice caused severe disruption in the region, but emergency workers were unable to confirm for the moment whether the bad weather caused the accident. AFP PHOTO / FRANCOIS LO PRESTI , A person rides his bike on a snow-covered road near the Louvre Museum, on December 20, 2010 in Paris, as heavy snow disrupt the Christmas holiday getaway in Europe, forcing the continent's biggest airports to close. AFP PHOTO MIGUEL MEDINA , A person walks on a snow-covered Seine river bank, on December 20, 2010 in Paris, as heavy snow disrupt the Christmas holiday getaway in Europe, forcing the continent's biggest airports to close. AFP PHOTO MIGUEL MEDINA , Picture taken of a snow-covered Seine river bank, on December 20, 2010 in Paris, as heavy snow disrupt the Christmas holiday getaway in Europe, forcing the continent's biggest airports to close. AFP PHOTO MIGUEL MEDINA , A snowplow removes snow from roads on December 20, 2010 in Lestrem, northern France as heavy snow disrupt the Christmas holiday getaway in Europe, forcing the continent's biggest airports to close. AFP PHOTO PHILIPPE HUGUEN , Pedestrians walk on a snow-covered pavement in front of the Louvre Museum, on December 20, 2010 in Paris, as heavy snow disrupt the Christmas holiday getaway in Europe, forcing the continent's biggest airports to close. AFP PHOTO MIGUEL MEDINA , Workers clear the snow at the railway station of Mons on December 20, 2010. Thousands of stranded travellers spent the night in airports across Europe as more flights were cancelled Monday because of snow and ice, extending travel misery just days before Christmas.AFP PHOTO / BELGA / PHILIPPE BOURGUET , Cars pass by parked trucks on the A10 highway to Paris near the Dourdan after leaving the Saint-Arnoult tollbooth, on December 20, 2010 as heavy snow disrupt the Christmas holiday getaway in Europe, forcing the continent's biggest airports to close and authorities to ban heavy trucks from the roads around Paris. AFP PHOTO BERTRAND GUAY , Cars pass by parked trucks and a board reading "Careful clearing in progress" on the A10 highway to Paris near Dourdan, after leaving the Saint-Arnoult tollbooth, on December 20, 2010 as heavy snow disrupt the Christmas holiday getaway in Europe, forcing the continent's biggest airports to close and authorities to ban heavy trucks from the roads around Paris. AFP PHOTO BERTRAND GUAY , Trucks are parked on the A10 highway to Paris near Dourdan, west of Paris, after leaving the Saint-Arnoult tollbooth, on December 20, 2010 as heavy snow disrupt the Christmas holiday getaway in Europe, forcing the continent's biggest airports to close and authorities to ban heavy trucks from the roads around Paris. AFP PHOTO BERTRAND GUAY , Trucks are parked on the A10 highway to Paris near Dourdan, west of Paris, after leaving the Saint-Arnoult tollbooth, on December 20, 2010 as heavy snow disrupt the Christmas holiday getaway in Europe, forcing the continent's biggest airports to close and authorities to ban heavy trucks from the roads around Paris. AFP PHOTO BERTRAND GUAY , The traffic is congested on the A10 highway from Paris near Dourdan, west of Paris, after leaving the Saint-Arnoult tollbooth, on December 20, 2010 as heavy snow disrupt the Christmas holiday getaway in Europe, forcing the continent's biggest airports to close and authorities to ban heavy trucks from the roads around Paris. The board warns drivers on traffic jam. AFP PHOTO BERTRAND GUAY
People wait at Charles de Gaulle-Roissy airport, outside Paris, on December 19, 2010. Some 40 percent of flights were cancelled at Paris' Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle airport today because of snow, aviation authorities said. Some 450 aircrafts were however able to take off with delays averaging one hour and 20 minutes. AFP PHOTO BERTRAND LANGLOIS , People wait at Charles de Gaulle-Roissy airport, outside Paris, on December 19, 2010. Some 40 percent of flights were to be cancelled at Paris's main Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle airport Sunday because of snow, avaiation authorities said. Some 450 aircrafts were however able to take off with delays averaging one hour and 20 minutes. AFP PHOTO BERTRAND LANGLOIS , People wait at Charles de Gaulle-Roissy airport, outside Paris, on December 19, 2010. Some 40 percent of flights were to be cancelled at Paris's main Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle airport Sunday because of snow, avaiation authorities said. Some 450 aircrafts were however able to take off with delays averaging one hour and 20 minutes. AFP PHOTO BERTRAND LANGLOIS , People wait at Charles de Gaulle-Roissy airport, outside Paris, on December 19, 2010. Some 40 percent of flights were to be cancelled at Paris's main Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle airport Sunday because of snow, avaiation authorities said. Some 450 aircrafts were however able to take off with delays averaging one hour and 20 minutes. AFP PHOTO BERTRAND LANGLOIS , Passengers arrive to sleep on camp beds set up by rescuers from the French Protection Civile on December 19, 2010 at the Charles de Gaulle-Roissy airport, outside Paris, after some 40% of flights were cancelled. On the final weekend for travellers before Christmas, some of the continent's biggest airports were shut, forcing thousands to bed down in the terminals and leaving some in no man's land, without a visa to leave the transit lounge. AFP PHOTO FRANCOIS GUILLOT , Passengers arrive to sleep on camp beds set up by rescuers from the French Protection Civile on December 19, 2010 at the Charles de Gaulle-Roissy airport, outside Paris, after some 40% of flights were cancelled. On the final weekend for travellers before Christmas, some of the continent's biggest airports were shut, forcing thousands to bed down in the terminals and leaving some in no man's land, without a visa to leave the transit lounge. AFP PHOTO FRANCOIS GUILLOT , Gendarmes work on the site of an accident between a train and a car at a level crossing, in Recquignies, northern France, near the Belgian border, on December 20, 2010, where three people riding the car were killed. The crash happened as thick snow and ice caused severe disruption in the region, but emergency workers were unable to confirm for the moment whether the bad weather caused the accident. AFP PHOTO / FRANCOIS LO PRESTI , A person rides his bike on a snow-covered road near the Louvre Museum, on December 20, 2010 in Paris, as heavy snow disrupt the Christmas holiday getaway in Europe, forcing the continent's biggest airports to close. AFP PHOTO MIGUEL MEDINA , A person walks on a snow-covered Seine river bank, on December 20, 2010 in Paris, as heavy snow disrupt the Christmas holiday getaway in Europe, forcing the continent's biggest airports to close. AFP PHOTO MIGUEL MEDINA , Picture taken of a snow-covered Seine river bank, on December 20, 2010 in Paris, as heavy snow disrupt the Christmas holiday getaway in Europe, forcing the continent's biggest airports to close. AFP PHOTO MIGUEL MEDINA , A snowplow removes snow from roads on December 20, 2010 in Lestrem, northern France as heavy snow disrupt the Christmas holiday getaway in Europe, forcing the continent's biggest airports to close. AFP PHOTO PHILIPPE HUGUEN , Pedestrians walk on a snow-covered pavement in front of the Louvre Museum, on December 20, 2010 in Paris, as heavy snow disrupt the Christmas holiday getaway in Europe, forcing the continent's biggest airports to close. AFP PHOTO MIGUEL MEDINA , Workers clear the snow at the railway station of Mons on December 20, 2010. Thousands of stranded travellers spent the night in airports across Europe as more flights were cancelled Monday because of snow and ice, extending travel misery just days before Christmas.AFP PHOTO / BELGA / PHILIPPE BOURGUET , Cars pass by parked trucks on the A10 highway to Paris near the Dourdan after leaving the Saint-Arnoult tollbooth, on December 20, 2010 as heavy snow disrupt the Christmas holiday getaway in Europe, forcing the continent's biggest airports to close and authorities to ban heavy trucks from the roads around Paris. AFP PHOTO BERTRAND GUAY , Cars pass by parked trucks and a board reading "Careful clearing in progress" on the A10 highway to Paris near Dourdan, after leaving the Saint-Arnoult tollbooth, on December 20, 2010 as heavy snow disrupt the Christmas holiday getaway in Europe, forcing the continent's biggest airports to close and authorities to ban heavy trucks from the roads around Paris. AFP PHOTO BERTRAND GUAY
People wait at Charles de Gaulle-Roissy airport, outside Paris, on December 19, 2010. Some 40 percent of flights were cancelled at Paris' Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle airport today because of snow, aviation authorities said. Some 450 aircrafts were however able to take off with delays averaging one hour and 20 minutes. AFP PHOTO BERTRAND LANGLOIS , People wait at Charles de Gaulle-Roissy airport, outside Paris, on December 19, 2010. Some 40 percent of flights were to be cancelled at Paris's main Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle airport Sunday because of snow, avaiation authorities said. Some 450 aircrafts were however able to take off with delays averaging one hour and 20 minutes. AFP PHOTO BERTRAND LANGLOIS , People wait at Charles de Gaulle-Roissy airport, outside Paris, on December 19, 2010. Some 40 percent of flights were to be cancelled at Paris's main Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle airport Sunday because of snow, avaiation authorities said. Some 450 aircrafts were however able to take off with delays averaging one hour and 20 minutes. AFP PHOTO BERTRAND LANGLOIS , People wait at Charles de Gaulle-Roissy airport, outside Paris, on December 19, 2010. Some 40 percent of flights were to be cancelled at Paris's main Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle airport Sunday because of snow, avaiation authorities said. Some 450 aircrafts were however able to take off with delays averaging one hour and 20 minutes. AFP PHOTO BERTRAND LANGLOIS , Passengers arrive to sleep on camp beds set up by rescuers from the French Protection Civile on December 19, 2010 at the Charles de Gaulle-Roissy airport, outside Paris, after some 40% of flights were cancelled. On the final weekend for travellers before Christmas, some of the continent's biggest airports were shut, forcing thousands to bed down in the terminals and leaving some in no man's land, without a visa to leave the transit lounge. AFP PHOTO FRANCOIS GUILLOT , Passengers arrive to sleep on camp beds set up by rescuers from the French Protection Civile on December 19, 2010 at the Charles de Gaulle-Roissy airport, outside Paris, after some 40% of flights were cancelled. On the final weekend for travellers before Christmas, some of the continent's biggest airports were shut, forcing thousands to bed down in the terminals and leaving some in no man's land, without a visa to leave the transit lounge. AFP PHOTO FRANCOIS GUILLOT , Gendarmes work on the site of an accident between a train and a car at a level crossing, in Recquignies, northern France, near the Belgian border, on December 20, 2010, where three people riding the car were killed. The crash happened as thick snow and ice caused severe disruption in the region, but emergency workers were unable to confirm for the moment whether the bad weather caused the accident. AFP PHOTO / FRANCOIS LO PRESTI , A person rides his bike on a snow-covered road near the Louvre Museum, on December 20, 2010 in Paris, as heavy snow disrupt the Christmas holiday getaway in Europe, forcing the continent's biggest airports to close. AFP PHOTO MIGUEL MEDINA , A person walks on a snow-covered Seine river bank, on December 20, 2010 in Paris, as heavy snow disrupt the Christmas holiday getaway in Europe, forcing the continent's biggest airports to close. AFP PHOTO MIGUEL MEDINA , Picture taken of a snow-covered Seine river bank, on December 20, 2010 in Paris, as heavy snow disrupt the Christmas holiday getaway in Europe, forcing the continent's biggest airports to close. AFP PHOTO MIGUEL MEDINA , A snowplow removes snow from roads on December 20, 2010 in Lestrem, northern France as heavy snow disrupt the Christmas holiday getaway in Europe, forcing the continent's biggest airports to close. AFP PHOTO PHILIPPE HUGUEN , Pedestrians walk on a snow-covered pavement in front of the Louvre Museum, on December 20, 2010 in Paris, as heavy snow disrupt the Christmas holiday getaway in Europe, forcing the continent's biggest airports to close. AFP PHOTO MIGUEL MEDINA , Workers clear the snow at the railway station of Mons on December 20, 2010. Thousands of stranded travellers spent the night in airports across Europe as more flights were cancelled Monday because of snow and ice, extending travel misery just days before Christmas.AFP PHOTO / BELGA / PHILIPPE BOURGUET , Cars pass by parked trucks on the A10 highway to Paris near the Dourdan after leaving the Saint-Arnoult tollbooth, on December 20, 2010 as heavy snow disrupt the Christmas holiday getaway in Europe, forcing the continent's biggest airports to close and authorities to ban heavy trucks from the roads around Paris. AFP PHOTO BERTRAND GUAY , Cars pass by parked trucks and a board reading "Careful clearing in progress" on the A10 highway to Paris near Dourdan, after leaving the Saint-Arnoult tollbooth, on December 20, 2010 as heavy snow disrupt the Christmas holiday getaway in Europe, forcing the continent's biggest airports to close and authorities to ban heavy trucks from the roads around Paris. AFP PHOTO BERTRAND GUAY , Trucks are parked on the A10 highway to Paris near Dourdan, west of Paris, after leaving the Saint-Arnoult tollbooth, on December 20, 2010 as heavy snow disrupt the Christmas holiday getaway in Europe, forcing the continent's biggest airports to close and authorities to ban heavy trucks from the roads around Paris. AFP PHOTO BERTRAND GUAY , Trucks are parked on the A10 highway to Paris near Dourdan, west of Paris, after leaving the Saint-Arnoult tollbooth, on December 20, 2010 as heavy snow disrupt the Christmas holiday getaway in Europe, forcing the continent's biggest airports to close and authorities to ban heavy trucks from the roads around Paris. AFP PHOTO BERTRAND GUAY , The traffic is congested on the A10 highway from Paris near Dourdan, west of Paris, after leaving the Saint-Arnoult tollbooth, on December 20, 2010 as heavy snow disrupt the Christmas holiday getaway in Europe, forcing the continent's biggest airports to close and authorities to ban heavy trucks from the roads around Paris. The board warns drivers on traffic jam. AFP PHOTO BERTRAND GUAY , A picture taken of a farm in a snowed up field on December 20, 2010 in La Couture, northern France as heavy snow disrupt the Christmas holiday getaway in Europe, forcing the continent's biggest airports to close. AFP PHOTO DENIS CHARLET , Trucks are parked on the A10 highway to Paris near Dourdan, west of Paris, after leaving the Saint-Arnoult tollbooth, on December 20, 2010 as heavy snow disrupt the Christmas holiday getaway in Europe, forcing the continent's biggest airports to close and authorities to ban heavy trucks from the roads around Paris. AFP PHOTO BERTRAND GUAY , Trains are parked at the central railway station of Malmo on December 20, 2010 as hundreds of commuter trains were cancelled because of the weather. Thousands of stranded travellers woke up today after a night in airports across Europe as a raft of flights were cancelled due to snow and ice, extending travel misery just days before Christmas. AFP PHOTO / SCANPIX / JOHAN NILSSON , Trains are parked at the central railway station of Malmo on December 20, 2010 as hundreds of commuter trains were cancelled due to the weather. Thousands of stranded travellers woke up today after a night in airports across Europe as a raft of flights were cancelled due to snow and ice, extending travel misery just days before Christmas. AFP PHOTO / SCANPIX / JOHAN NILSSON
People wait at Charles de Gaulle-Roissy airport, outside Paris, on December 19, 2010. Some 40 percent of flights were cancelled at Paris' Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle airport today because of snow, aviation authorities said. Some 450 aircrafts were however able to take off with delays averaging one hour and 20 minutes. AFP PHOTO BERTRAND LANGLOIS
People wait at Charles de Gaulle-Roissy airport, outside Paris, on December 19, 2010. Some 40 percent of flights were cancelled at Paris' Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle airport today because of snow, aviation authorities said. Some 450 aircrafts were however able to take off with delays averaging one hour and 20 minutes. AFP PHOTO BERTRAND LANGLOIS , People wait at Charles de Gaulle-Roissy airport, outside Paris, on December 19, 2010. Some 40 percent of flights were to be cancelled at Paris's main Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle airport Sunday because of snow, avaiation authorities said. Some 450 aircrafts were however able to take off with delays averaging one hour and 20 minutes. AFP PHOTO BERTRAND LANGLOIS , People wait at Charles de Gaulle-Roissy airport, outside Paris, on December 19, 2010. Some 40 percent of flights were to be cancelled at Paris's main Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle airport Sunday because of snow, avaiation authorities said. Some 450 aircrafts were however able to take off with delays averaging one hour and 20 minutes. AFP PHOTO BERTRAND LANGLOIS , People wait at Charles de Gaulle-Roissy airport, outside Paris, on December 19, 2010. Some 40 percent of flights were to be cancelled at Paris's main Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle airport Sunday because of snow, avaiation authorities said. Some 450 aircrafts were however able to take off with delays averaging one hour and 20 minutes. AFP PHOTO BERTRAND LANGLOIS , Passengers arrive to sleep on camp beds set up by rescuers from the French Protection Civile on December 19, 2010 at the Charles de Gaulle-Roissy airport, outside Paris, after some 40% of flights were cancelled. On the final weekend for travellers before Christmas, some of the continent's biggest airports were shut, forcing thousands to bed down in the terminals and leaving some in no man's land, without a visa to leave the transit lounge. AFP PHOTO FRANCOIS GUILLOT , Passengers arrive to sleep on camp beds set up by rescuers from the French Protection Civile on December 19, 2010 at the Charles de Gaulle-Roissy airport, outside Paris, after some 40% of flights were cancelled. On the final weekend for travellers before Christmas, some of the continent's biggest airports were shut, forcing thousands to bed down in the terminals and leaving some in no man's land, without a visa to leave the transit lounge. AFP PHOTO FRANCOIS GUILLOT , Gendarmes work on the site of an accident between a train and a car at a level crossing, in Recquignies, northern France, near the Belgian border, on December 20, 2010, where three people riding the car were killed. The crash happened as thick snow and ice caused severe disruption in the region, but emergency workers were unable to confirm for the moment whether the bad weather caused the accident. AFP PHOTO / FRANCOIS LO PRESTI , A person rides his bike on a snow-covered road near the Louvre Museum, on December 20, 2010 in Paris, as heavy snow disrupt the Christmas holiday getaway in Europe, forcing the continent's biggest airports to close. AFP PHOTO MIGUEL MEDINA , A person walks on a snow-covered Seine river bank, on December 20, 2010 in Paris, as heavy snow disrupt the Christmas holiday getaway in Europe, forcing the continent's biggest airports to close. AFP PHOTO MIGUEL MEDINA , Picture taken of a snow-covered Seine river bank, on December 20, 2010 in Paris, as heavy snow disrupt the Christmas holiday getaway in Europe, forcing the continent's biggest airports to close. AFP PHOTO MIGUEL MEDINA , A snowplow removes snow from roads on December 20, 2010 in Lestrem, northern France as heavy snow disrupt the Christmas holiday getaway in Europe, forcing the continent's biggest airports to close. AFP PHOTO PHILIPPE HUGUEN , Pedestrians walk on a snow-covered pavement in front of the Louvre Museum, on December 20, 2010 in Paris, as heavy snow disrupt the Christmas holiday getaway in Europe, forcing the continent's biggest airports to close. AFP PHOTO MIGUEL MEDINA , Workers clear the snow at the railway station of Mons on December 20, 2010. Thousands of stranded travellers spent the night in airports across Europe as more flights were cancelled Monday because of snow and ice, extending travel misery just days before Christmas.AFP PHOTO / BELGA / PHILIPPE BOURGUET , Cars pass by parked trucks on the A10 highway to Paris near the Dourdan after leaving the Saint-Arnoult tollbooth, on December 20, 2010 as heavy snow disrupt the Christmas holiday getaway in Europe, forcing the continent's biggest airports to close and authorities to ban heavy trucks from the roads around Paris. AFP PHOTO BERTRAND GUAY , Cars pass by parked trucks and a board reading "Careful clearing in progress" on the A10 highway to Paris near Dourdan, after leaving the Saint-Arnoult tollbooth, on December 20, 2010 as heavy snow disrupt the Christmas holiday getaway in Europe, forcing the continent's biggest airports to close and authorities to ban heavy trucks from the roads around Paris. AFP PHOTO BERTRAND GUAY , Trucks are parked on the A10 highway to Paris near Dourdan, west of Paris, after leaving the Saint-Arnoult tollbooth, on December 20, 2010 as heavy snow disrupt the Christmas holiday getaway in Europe, forcing the continent's biggest airports to close and authorities to ban heavy trucks from the roads around Paris. AFP PHOTO BERTRAND GUAY , Trucks are parked on the A10 highway to Paris near Dourdan, west of Paris, after leaving the Saint-Arnoult tollbooth, on December 20, 2010 as heavy snow disrupt the Christmas holiday getaway in Europe, forcing the continent's biggest airports to close and authorities to ban heavy trucks from the roads around Paris. AFP PHOTO BERTRAND GUAY , The traffic is congested on the A10 highway from Paris near Dourdan, west of Paris, after leaving the Saint-Arnoult tollbooth, on December 20, 2010 as heavy snow disrupt the Christmas holiday getaway in Europe, forcing the continent's biggest airports to close and authorities to ban heavy trucks from the roads around Paris. The board warns drivers on traffic jam. AFP PHOTO BERTRAND GUAY , A picture taken of a farm in a snowed up field on December 20, 2010 in La Couture, northern France as heavy snow disrupt the Christmas holiday getaway in Europe, forcing the continent's biggest airports to close. AFP PHOTO DENIS CHARLET , Trucks are parked on the A10 highway to Paris near Dourdan, west of Paris, after leaving the Saint-Arnoult tollbooth, on December 20, 2010 as heavy snow disrupt the Christmas holiday getaway in Europe, forcing the continent's biggest airports to close and authorities to ban heavy trucks from the roads around Paris. AFP PHOTO BERTRAND GUAY , Trains are parked at the central railway station of Malmo on December 20, 2010 as hundreds of commuter trains were cancelled because of the weather. Thousands of stranded travellers woke up today after a night in airports across Europe as a raft of flights were cancelled due to snow and ice, extending travel misery just days before Christmas. AFP PHOTO / SCANPIX / JOHAN NILSSON , Trains are parked at the central railway station of Malmo on December 20, 2010 as hundreds of commuter trains were cancelled due to the weather. Thousands of stranded travellers woke up today after a night in airports across Europe as a raft of flights were cancelled due to snow and ice, extending travel misery just days before Christmas. AFP PHOTO / SCANPIX / JOHAN NILSSON , Policemen control the traffic at a tollbooth to A10 highway near Dourdan, south of Paris, on December 20, 2010 as heavy snow disrupt the Christmas holiday getaway in Europe, forcing the continent's biggest airports to close and authorities to ban heavy trucks from the roads around Paris. AFP PHOTO BERTRAND GUAY , A train conductor sits in her parked locomotive in the central railway station of Malmo on December 20, 2010 as hundreds of commuter trains were cancelled due to bad weather conditions. Thousands of stranded travellers woke up today after a night in airports across Europe as a raft of flights were cancelled due to snow and ice, extending travel misery just days before Christmas. AFP PHOTO / SCANPIX / JOHAN NILSSON , A Lufthansa airplane (top) lands as a Continental airplane waits for clearance to take off at the airport of Frankfurt/Main on December 20, 2010 in Frankfurt/Main, central Germany. Authorities cancelled about 300 flights at Germany's main airport at Frankfurt on early December 20, 2010, and expected more snow, an airport spokeswoman said, a day after hundreds of other flights were scrapped. AFP PHOTO / FRANK RUMPENHORST GERMANY OUT , A passenger rests on a lounger as he waits for a next available flight at the airport of Frankfurt/Main on December 20, 2010 in Frankfurt/Main, central Germany. Authorities cancelled about 300 flights at Germany's main airport at Frankfurt on early December 20, 2010, and expected more snow, an airport spokeswoman said, a day after hundreds of other flights were scrapped. AFP PHOTO / FRANK RUMPENHORST GERMANY OUT , A snowplough clears the way on a major road on December 19, 2010 in Fletre, northern France, during snowfalls. Heavy snow disrupted European flights over the weekend and stranded hundreds of drivers as far south as Italy as a white Christmas appeared increasingly likely in many countries. AFP PHOTO PHILIPPE HUGUEN
People wait at Charles de Gaulle-Roissy airport, outside Paris, on December 19, 2010. Some 40 percent of flights were cancelled at Paris' Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle airport today because of snow, aviation authorities said. Some 450 aircrafts were however able to take off with delays averaging one hour and 20 minutes. AFP PHOTO BERTRAND LANGLOIS , People wait at Charles de Gaulle-Roissy airport, outside Paris, on December 19, 2010. Some 40 percent of flights were to be cancelled at Paris's main Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle airport Sunday because of snow, avaiation authorities said. Some 450 aircrafts were however able to take off with delays averaging one hour and 20 minutes. AFP PHOTO BERTRAND LANGLOIS , People wait at Charles de Gaulle-Roissy airport, outside Paris, on December 19, 2010. Some 40 percent of flights were to be cancelled at Paris's main Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle airport Sunday because of snow, avaiation authorities said. Some 450 aircrafts were however able to take off with delays averaging one hour and 20 minutes. AFP PHOTO BERTRAND LANGLOIS , People wait at Charles de Gaulle-Roissy airport, outside Paris, on December 19, 2010. Some 40 percent of flights were to be cancelled at Paris's main Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle airport Sunday because of snow, avaiation authorities said. Some 450 aircrafts were however able to take off with delays averaging one hour and 20 minutes. AFP PHOTO BERTRAND LANGLOIS , Passengers arrive to sleep on camp beds set up by rescuers from the French Protection Civile on December 19, 2010 at the Charles de Gaulle-Roissy airport, outside Paris, after some 40% of flights were cancelled. On the final weekend for travellers before Christmas, some of the continent's biggest airports were shut, forcing thousands to bed down in the terminals and leaving some in no man's land, without a visa to leave the transit lounge. AFP PHOTO FRANCOIS GUILLOT , Passengers arrive to sleep on camp beds set up by rescuers from the French Protection Civile on December 19, 2010 at the Charles de Gaulle-Roissy airport, outside Paris, after some 40% of flights were cancelled. On the final weekend for travellers before Christmas, some of the continent's biggest airports were shut, forcing thousands to bed down in the terminals and leaving some in no man's land, without a visa to leave the transit lounge. AFP PHOTO FRANCOIS GUILLOT , Gendarmes work on the site of an accident between a train and a car at a level crossing, in Recquignies, northern France, near the Belgian border, on December 20, 2010, where three people riding the car were killed. The crash happened as thick snow and ice caused severe disruption in the region, but emergency workers were unable to confirm for the moment whether the bad weather caused the accident. AFP PHOTO / FRANCOIS LO PRESTI , A person rides his bike on a snow-covered road near the Louvre Museum, on December 20, 2010 in Paris, as heavy snow disrupt the Christmas holiday getaway in Europe, forcing the continent's biggest airports to close. AFP PHOTO MIGUEL MEDINA , A person walks on a snow-covered Seine river bank, on December 20, 2010 in Paris, as heavy snow disrupt the Christmas holiday getaway in Europe, forcing the continent's biggest airports to close. AFP PHOTO MIGUEL MEDINA , Picture taken of a snow-covered Seine river bank, on December 20, 2010 in Paris, as heavy snow disrupt the Christmas holiday getaway in Europe, forcing the continent's biggest airports to close. AFP PHOTO MIGUEL MEDINA , A snowplow removes snow from roads on December 20, 2010 in Lestrem, northern France as heavy snow disrupt the Christmas holiday getaway in Europe, forcing the continent's biggest airports to close. AFP PHOTO PHILIPPE HUGUEN , Pedestrians walk on a snow-covered pavement in front of the Louvre Museum, on December 20, 2010 in Paris, as heavy snow disrupt the Christmas holiday getaway in Europe, forcing the continent's biggest airports to close. AFP PHOTO MIGUEL MEDINA , Workers clear the snow at the railway station of Mons on December 20, 2010. Thousands of stranded travellers spent the night in airports across Europe as more flights were cancelled Monday because of snow and ice, extending travel misery just days before Christmas.AFP PHOTO / BELGA / PHILIPPE BOURGUET
People wait at Charles de Gaulle-Roissy airport, outside Paris, on December 19, 2010. Some 40 percent of flights were cancelled at Paris' Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle airport today because of snow, aviation authorities said. Some 450 aircrafts were however able to take off with delays averaging one hour and 20 minutes. AFP PHOTO BERTRAND LANGLOIS , People wait at Charles de Gaulle-Roissy airport, outside Paris, on December 19, 2010. Some 40 percent of flights were to be cancelled at Paris's main Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle airport Sunday because of snow, avaiation authorities said. Some 450 aircrafts were however able to take off with delays averaging one hour and 20 minutes. AFP PHOTO BERTRAND LANGLOIS , People wait at Charles de Gaulle-Roissy airport, outside Paris, on December 19, 2010. Some 40 percent of flights were to be cancelled at Paris's main Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle airport Sunday because of snow, avaiation authorities said. Some 450 aircrafts were however able to take off with delays averaging one hour and 20 minutes. AFP PHOTO BERTRAND LANGLOIS , People wait at Charles de Gaulle-Roissy airport, outside Paris, on December 19, 2010. Some 40 percent of flights were to be cancelled at Paris's main Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle airport Sunday because of snow, avaiation authorities said. Some 450 aircrafts were however able to take off with delays averaging one hour and 20 minutes. AFP PHOTO BERTRAND LANGLOIS , Passengers arrive to sleep on camp beds set up by rescuers from the French Protection Civile on December 19, 2010 at the Charles de Gaulle-Roissy airport, outside Paris, after some 40% of flights were cancelled. On the final weekend for travellers before Christmas, some of the continent's biggest airports were shut, forcing thousands to bed down in the terminals and leaving some in no man's land, without a visa to leave the transit lounge. AFP PHOTO FRANCOIS GUILLOT , Passengers arrive to sleep on camp beds set up by rescuers from the French Protection Civile on December 19, 2010 at the Charles de Gaulle-Roissy airport, outside Paris, after some 40% of flights were cancelled. On the final weekend for travellers before Christmas, some of the continent's biggest airports were shut, forcing thousands to bed down in the terminals and leaving some in no man's land, without a visa to leave the transit lounge. AFP PHOTO FRANCOIS GUILLOT , Gendarmes work on the site of an accident between a train and a car at a level crossing, in Recquignies, northern France, near the Belgian border, on December 20, 2010, where three people riding the car were killed. The crash happened as thick snow and ice caused severe disruption in the region, but emergency workers were unable to confirm for the moment whether the bad weather caused the accident. AFP PHOTO / FRANCOIS LO PRESTI , A person rides his bike on a snow-covered road near the Louvre Museum, on December 20, 2010 in Paris, as heavy snow disrupt the Christmas holiday getaway in Europe, forcing the continent's biggest airports to close. AFP PHOTO MIGUEL MEDINA , A person walks on a snow-covered Seine river bank, on December 20, 2010 in Paris, as heavy snow disrupt the Christmas holiday getaway in Europe, forcing the continent's biggest airports to close. AFP PHOTO MIGUEL MEDINA , Picture taken of a snow-covered Seine river bank, on December 20, 2010 in Paris, as heavy snow disrupt the Christmas holiday getaway in Europe, forcing the continent's biggest airports to close. AFP PHOTO MIGUEL MEDINA , A snowplow removes snow from roads on December 20, 2010 in Lestrem, northern France as heavy snow disrupt the Christmas holiday getaway in Europe, forcing the continent's biggest airports to close. AFP PHOTO PHILIPPE HUGUEN , Pedestrians walk on a snow-covered pavement in front of the Louvre Museum, on December 20, 2010 in Paris, as heavy snow disrupt the Christmas holiday getaway in Europe, forcing the continent's biggest airports to close. AFP PHOTO MIGUEL MEDINA , Workers clear the snow at the railway station of Mons on December 20, 2010. Thousands of stranded travellers spent the night in airports across Europe as more flights were cancelled Monday because of snow and ice, extending travel misery just days before Christmas.AFP PHOTO / BELGA / PHILIPPE BOURGUET , Cars pass by parked trucks on the A10 highway to Paris near the Dourdan after leaving the Saint-Arnoult tollbooth, on December 20, 2010 as heavy snow disrupt the Christmas holiday getaway in Europe, forcing the continent's biggest airports to close and authorities to ban heavy trucks from the roads around Paris. AFP PHOTO BERTRAND GUAY , Cars pass by parked trucks and a board reading "Careful clearing in progress" on the A10 highway to Paris near Dourdan, after leaving the Saint-Arnoult tollbooth, on December 20, 2010 as heavy snow disrupt the Christmas holiday getaway in Europe, forcing the continent's biggest airports to close and authorities to ban heavy trucks from the roads around Paris. AFP PHOTO BERTRAND GUAY , Trucks are parked on the A10 highway to Paris near Dourdan, west of Paris, after leaving the Saint-Arnoult tollbooth, on December 20, 2010 as heavy snow disrupt the Christmas holiday getaway in Europe, forcing the continent's biggest airports to close and authorities to ban heavy trucks from the roads around Paris. AFP PHOTO BERTRAND GUAY , Trucks are parked on the A10 highway to Paris near Dourdan, west of Paris, after leaving the Saint-Arnoult tollbooth, on December 20, 2010 as heavy snow disrupt the Christmas holiday getaway in Europe, forcing the continent's biggest airports to close and authorities to ban heavy trucks from the roads around Paris. AFP PHOTO BERTRAND GUAY , The traffic is congested on the A10 highway from Paris near Dourdan, west of Paris, after leaving the Saint-Arnoult tollbooth, on December 20, 2010 as heavy snow disrupt the Christmas holiday getaway in Europe, forcing the continent's biggest airports to close and authorities to ban heavy trucks from the roads around Paris. The board warns drivers on traffic jam. AFP PHOTO BERTRAND GUAY , A picture taken of a farm in a snowed up field on December 20, 2010 in La Couture, northern France as heavy snow disrupt the Christmas holiday getaway in Europe, forcing the continent's biggest airports to close. AFP PHOTO DENIS CHARLET , Trucks are parked on the A10 highway to Paris near Dourdan, west of Paris, after leaving the Saint-Arnoult tollbooth, on December 20, 2010 as heavy snow disrupt the Christmas holiday getaway in Europe, forcing the continent's biggest airports to close and authorities to ban heavy trucks from the roads around Paris. AFP PHOTO BERTRAND GUAY , Trains are parked at the central railway station of Malmo on December 20, 2010 as hundreds of commuter trains were cancelled because of the weather. Thousands of stranded travellers woke up today after a night in airports across Europe as a raft of flights were cancelled due to snow and ice, extending travel misery just days before Christmas. AFP PHOTO / SCANPIX / JOHAN NILSSON
People wait at Charles de Gaulle-Roissy airport, outside Paris, on December 19, 2010. Some 40 percent of flights were cancelled at Paris' Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle airport today because of snow, aviation authorities said. Some 450 aircrafts were however able to take off with delays averaging one hour and 20 minutes. AFP PHOTO BERTRAND LANGLOIS , People wait at Charles de Gaulle-Roissy airport, outside Paris, on December 19, 2010. Some 40 percent of flights were to be cancelled at Paris's main Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle airport Sunday because of snow, avaiation authorities said. Some 450 aircrafts were however able to take off with delays averaging one hour and 20 minutes. AFP PHOTO BERTRAND LANGLOIS , People wait at Charles de Gaulle-Roissy airport, outside Paris, on December 19, 2010. Some 40 percent of flights were to be cancelled at Paris's main Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle airport Sunday because of snow, avaiation authorities said. Some 450 aircrafts were however able to take off with delays averaging one hour and 20 minutes. AFP PHOTO BERTRAND LANGLOIS , People wait at Charles de Gaulle-Roissy airport, outside Paris, on December 19, 2010. Some 40 percent of flights were to be cancelled at Paris's main Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle airport Sunday because of snow, avaiation authorities said. Some 450 aircrafts were however able to take off with delays averaging one hour and 20 minutes. AFP PHOTO BERTRAND LANGLOIS , Passengers arrive to sleep on camp beds set up by rescuers from the French Protection Civile on December 19, 2010 at the Charles de Gaulle-Roissy airport, outside Paris, after some 40% of flights were cancelled. On the final weekend for travellers before Christmas, some of the continent's biggest airports were shut, forcing thousands to bed down in the terminals and leaving some in no man's land, without a visa to leave the transit lounge. AFP PHOTO FRANCOIS GUILLOT , Passengers arrive to sleep on camp beds set up by rescuers from the French Protection Civile on December 19, 2010 at the Charles de Gaulle-Roissy airport, outside Paris, after some 40% of flights were cancelled. On the final weekend for travellers before Christmas, some of the continent's biggest airports were shut, forcing thousands to bed down in the terminals and leaving some in no man's land, without a visa to leave the transit lounge. AFP PHOTO FRANCOIS GUILLOT , Gendarmes work on the site of an accident between a train and a car at a level crossing, in Recquignies, northern France, near the Belgian border, on December 20, 2010, where three people riding the car were killed. The crash happened as thick snow and ice caused severe disruption in the region, but emergency workers were unable to confirm for the moment whether the bad weather caused the accident. AFP PHOTO / FRANCOIS LO PRESTI , A person rides his bike on a snow-covered road near the Louvre Museum, on December 20, 2010 in Paris, as heavy snow disrupt the Christmas holiday getaway in Europe, forcing the continent's biggest airports to close. AFP PHOTO MIGUEL MEDINA , A person walks on a snow-covered Seine river bank, on December 20, 2010 in Paris, as heavy snow disrupt the Christmas holiday getaway in Europe, forcing the continent's biggest airports to close. AFP PHOTO MIGUEL MEDINA , Picture taken of a snow-covered Seine river bank, on December 20, 2010 in Paris, as heavy snow disrupt the Christmas holiday getaway in Europe, forcing the continent's biggest airports to close. AFP PHOTO MIGUEL MEDINA , A snowplow removes snow from roads on December 20, 2010 in Lestrem, northern France as heavy snow disrupt the Christmas holiday getaway in Europe, forcing the continent's biggest airports to close. AFP PHOTO PHILIPPE HUGUEN
People wait at Charles de Gaulle-Roissy airport, outside Paris, on December 19, 2010. Some 40 percent of flights were cancelled at Paris' Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle airport today because of snow, aviation authorities said. Some 450 aircrafts were however able to take off with delays averaging one hour and 20 minutes. AFP PHOTO BERTRAND LANGLOIS , People wait at Charles de Gaulle-Roissy airport, outside Paris, on December 19, 2010. Some 40 percent of flights were to be cancelled at Paris's main Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle airport Sunday because of snow, avaiation authorities said. Some 450 aircrafts were however able to take off with delays averaging one hour and 20 minutes. AFP PHOTO BERTRAND LANGLOIS , People wait at Charles de Gaulle-Roissy airport, outside Paris, on December 19, 2010. Some 40 percent of flights were to be cancelled at Paris's main Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle airport Sunday because of snow, avaiation authorities said. Some 450 aircrafts were however able to take off with delays averaging one hour and 20 minutes. AFP PHOTO BERTRAND LANGLOIS , People wait at Charles de Gaulle-Roissy airport, outside Paris, on December 19, 2010. Some 40 percent of flights were to be cancelled at Paris's main Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle airport Sunday because of snow, avaiation authorities said. Some 450 aircrafts were however able to take off with delays averaging one hour and 20 minutes. AFP PHOTO BERTRAND LANGLOIS , Passengers arrive to sleep on camp beds set up by rescuers from the French Protection Civile on December 19, 2010 at the Charles de Gaulle-Roissy airport, outside Paris, after some 40% of flights were cancelled. On the final weekend for travellers before Christmas, some of the continent's biggest airports were shut, forcing thousands to bed down in the terminals and leaving some in no man's land, without a visa to leave the transit lounge. AFP PHOTO FRANCOIS GUILLOT , Passengers arrive to sleep on camp beds set up by rescuers from the French Protection Civile on December 19, 2010 at the Charles de Gaulle-Roissy airport, outside Paris, after some 40% of flights were cancelled. On the final weekend for travellers before Christmas, some of the continent's biggest airports were shut, forcing thousands to bed down in the terminals and leaving some in no man's land, without a visa to leave the transit lounge. AFP PHOTO FRANCOIS GUILLOT , Gendarmes work on the site of an accident between a train and a car at a level crossing, in Recquignies, northern France, near the Belgian border, on December 20, 2010, where three people riding the car were killed. The crash happened as thick snow and ice caused severe disruption in the region, but emergency workers were unable to confirm for the moment whether the bad weather caused the accident. AFP PHOTO / FRANCOIS LO PRESTI , A person rides his bike on a snow-covered road near the Louvre Museum, on December 20, 2010 in Paris, as heavy snow disrupt the Christmas holiday getaway in Europe, forcing the continent's biggest airports to close. AFP PHOTO MIGUEL MEDINA , A person walks on a snow-covered Seine river bank, on December 20, 2010 in Paris, as heavy snow disrupt the Christmas holiday getaway in Europe, forcing the continent's biggest airports to close. AFP PHOTO MIGUEL MEDINA , Picture taken of a snow-covered Seine river bank, on December 20, 2010 in Paris, as heavy snow disrupt the Christmas holiday getaway in Europe, forcing the continent's biggest airports to close. AFP PHOTO MIGUEL MEDINA , A snowplow removes snow from roads on December 20, 2010 in Lestrem, northern France as heavy snow disrupt the Christmas holiday getaway in Europe, forcing the continent's biggest airports to close. AFP PHOTO PHILIPPE HUGUEN , Pedestrians walk on a snow-covered pavement in front of the Louvre Museum, on December 20, 2010 in Paris, as heavy snow disrupt the Christmas holiday getaway in Europe, forcing the continent's biggest airports to close. AFP PHOTO MIGUEL MEDINA , Workers clear the snow at the railway station of Mons on December 20, 2010. Thousands of stranded travellers spent the night in airports across Europe as more flights were cancelled Monday because of snow and ice, extending travel misery just days before Christmas.AFP PHOTO / BELGA / PHILIPPE BOURGUET , Cars pass by parked trucks on the A10 highway to Paris near the Dourdan after leaving the Saint-Arnoult tollbooth, on December 20, 2010 as heavy snow disrupt the Christmas holiday getaway in Europe, forcing the continent's biggest airports to close and authorities to ban heavy trucks from the roads around Paris. AFP PHOTO BERTRAND GUAY , Cars pass by parked trucks and a board reading "Careful clearing in progress" on the A10 highway to Paris near Dourdan, after leaving the Saint-Arnoult tollbooth, on December 20, 2010 as heavy snow disrupt the Christmas holiday getaway in Europe, forcing the continent's biggest airports to close and authorities to ban heavy trucks from the roads around Paris. AFP PHOTO BERTRAND GUAY , Trucks are parked on the A10 highway to Paris near Dourdan, west of Paris, after leaving the Saint-Arnoult tollbooth, on December 20, 2010 as heavy snow disrupt the Christmas holiday getaway in Europe, forcing the continent's biggest airports to close and authorities to ban heavy trucks from the roads around Paris. AFP PHOTO BERTRAND GUAY , Trucks are parked on the A10 highway to Paris near Dourdan, west of Paris, after leaving the Saint-Arnoult tollbooth, on December 20, 2010 as heavy snow disrupt the Christmas holiday getaway in Europe, forcing the continent's biggest airports to close and authorities to ban heavy trucks from the roads around Paris. AFP PHOTO BERTRAND GUAY , The traffic is congested on the A10 highway from Paris near Dourdan, west of Paris, after leaving the Saint-Arnoult tollbooth, on December 20, 2010 as heavy snow disrupt the Christmas holiday getaway in Europe, forcing the continent's biggest airports to close and authorities to ban heavy trucks from the roads around Paris. The board warns drivers on traffic jam. AFP PHOTO BERTRAND GUAY , A picture taken of a farm in a snowed up field on December 20, 2010 in La Couture, northern France as heavy snow disrupt the Christmas holiday getaway in Europe, forcing the continent's biggest airports to close. AFP PHOTO DENIS CHARLET , Trucks are parked on the A10 highway to Paris near Dourdan, west of Paris, after leaving the Saint-Arnoult tollbooth, on December 20, 2010 as heavy snow disrupt the Christmas holiday getaway in Europe, forcing the continent's biggest airports to close and authorities to ban heavy trucks from the roads around Paris. AFP PHOTO BERTRAND GUAY , Trains are parked at the central railway station of Malmo on December 20, 2010 as hundreds of commuter trains were cancelled because of the weather. Thousands of stranded travellers woke up today after a night in airports across Europe as a raft of flights were cancelled due to snow and ice, extending travel misery just days before Christmas. AFP PHOTO / SCANPIX / JOHAN NILSSON , Trains are parked at the central railway station of Malmo on December 20, 2010 as hundreds of commuter trains were cancelled due to the weather. Thousands of stranded travellers woke up today after a night in airports across Europe as a raft of flights were cancelled due to snow and ice, extending travel misery just days before Christmas. AFP PHOTO / SCANPIX / JOHAN NILSSON , Policemen control the traffic at a tollbooth to A10 highway near Dourdan, south of Paris, on December 20, 2010 as heavy snow disrupt the Christmas holiday getaway in Europe, forcing the continent's biggest airports to close and authorities to ban heavy trucks from the roads around Paris. AFP PHOTO BERTRAND GUAY , A train conductor sits in her parked locomotive in the central railway station of Malmo on December 20, 2010 as hundreds of commuter trains were cancelled due to bad weather conditions. Thousands of stranded travellers woke up today after a night in airports across Europe as a raft of flights were cancelled due to snow and ice, extending travel misery just days before Christmas. AFP PHOTO / SCANPIX / JOHAN NILSSON
People wait at Charles de Gaulle-Roissy airport, outside Paris, on December 19, 2010. Some 40 percent of flights were cancelled at Paris' Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle airport today because of snow, aviation authorities said. Some 450 aircrafts were however able to take off with delays averaging one hour and 20 minutes. AFP PHOTO BERTRAND LANGLOIS , People wait at Charles de Gaulle-Roissy airport, outside Paris, on December 19, 2010. Some 40 percent of flights were to be cancelled at Paris's main Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle airport Sunday because of snow, avaiation authorities said. Some 450 aircrafts were however able to take off with delays averaging one hour and 20 minutes. AFP PHOTO BERTRAND LANGLOIS
People wait at Charles de Gaulle-Roissy airport, outside Paris, on December 19, 2010. Some 40 percent of flights were cancelled at Paris' Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle airport today because of snow, aviation authorities said. Some 450 aircrafts were however able to take off with delays averaging one hour and 20 minutes. AFP PHOTO BERTRAND LANGLOIS , People wait at Charles de Gaulle-Roissy airport, outside Paris, on December 19, 2010. Some 40 percent of flights were to be cancelled at Paris's main Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle airport Sunday because of snow, avaiation authorities said. Some 450 aircrafts were however able to take off with delays averaging one hour and 20 minutes. AFP PHOTO BERTRAND LANGLOIS , People wait at Charles de Gaulle-Roissy airport, outside Paris, on December 19, 2010. Some 40 percent of flights were to be cancelled at Paris's main Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle airport Sunday because of snow, avaiation authorities said. Some 450 aircrafts were however able to take off with delays averaging one hour and 20 minutes. AFP PHOTO BERTRAND LANGLOIS , People wait at Charles de Gaulle-Roissy airport, outside Paris, on December 19, 2010. Some 40 percent of flights were to be cancelled at Paris's main Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle airport Sunday because of snow, avaiation authorities said. Some 450 aircrafts were however able to take off with delays averaging one hour and 20 minutes. AFP PHOTO BERTRAND LANGLOIS
People wait at Charles de Gaulle-Roissy airport, outside Paris, on December 19, 2010. Some 40 percent of flights were cancelled at Paris' Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle airport today because of snow, aviation authorities said. Some 450 aircrafts were however able to take off with delays averaging one hour and 20 minutes. AFP PHOTO BERTRAND LANGLOIS , People wait at Charles de Gaulle-Roissy airport, outside Paris, on December 19, 2010. Some 40 percent of flights were to be cancelled at Paris's main Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle airport Sunday because of snow, avaiation authorities said. Some 450 aircrafts were however able to take off with delays averaging one hour and 20 minutes. AFP PHOTO BERTRAND LANGLOIS , People wait at Charles de Gaulle-Roissy airport, outside Paris, on December 19, 2010. Some 40 percent of flights were to be cancelled at Paris's main Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle airport Sunday because of snow, avaiation authorities said. Some 450 aircrafts were however able to take off with delays averaging one hour and 20 minutes. AFP PHOTO BERTRAND LANGLOIS , People wait at Charles de Gaulle-Roissy airport, outside Paris, on December 19, 2010. Some 40 percent of flights were to be cancelled at Paris's main Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle airport Sunday because of snow, avaiation authorities said. Some 450 aircrafts were however able to take off with delays averaging one hour and 20 minutes. AFP PHOTO BERTRAND LANGLOIS , Passengers arrive to sleep on camp beds set up by rescuers from the French Protection Civile on December 19, 2010 at the Charles de Gaulle-Roissy airport, outside Paris, after some 40% of flights were cancelled. On the final weekend for travellers before Christmas, some of the continent's biggest airports were shut, forcing thousands to bed down in the terminals and leaving some in no man's land, without a visa to leave the transit lounge. AFP PHOTO FRANCOIS GUILLOT , Passengers arrive to sleep on camp beds set up by rescuers from the French Protection Civile on December 19, 2010 at the Charles de Gaulle-Roissy airport, outside Paris, after some 40% of flights were cancelled. On the final weekend for travellers before Christmas, some of the continent's biggest airports were shut, forcing thousands to bed down in the terminals and leaving some in no man's land, without a visa to leave the transit lounge. AFP PHOTO FRANCOIS GUILLOT , Gendarmes work on the site of an accident between a train and a car at a level crossing, in Recquignies, northern France, near the Belgian border, on December 20, 2010, where three people riding the car were killed. The crash happened as thick snow and ice caused severe disruption in the region, but emergency workers were unable to confirm for the moment whether the bad weather caused the accident. AFP PHOTO / FRANCOIS LO PRESTI , A person rides his bike on a snow-covered road near the Louvre Museum, on December 20, 2010 in Paris, as heavy snow disrupt the Christmas holiday getaway in Europe, forcing the continent's biggest airports to close. AFP PHOTO MIGUEL MEDINA , A person walks on a snow-covered Seine river bank, on December 20, 2010 in Paris, as heavy snow disrupt the Christmas holiday getaway in Europe, forcing the continent's biggest airports to close. AFP PHOTO MIGUEL MEDINA , Picture taken of a snow-covered Seine river bank, on December 20, 2010 in Paris, as heavy snow disrupt the Christmas holiday getaway in Europe, forcing the continent's biggest airports to close. AFP PHOTO MIGUEL MEDINA , A snowplow removes snow from roads on December 20, 2010 in Lestrem, northern France as heavy snow disrupt the Christmas holiday getaway in Europe, forcing the continent's biggest airports to close. AFP PHOTO PHILIPPE HUGUEN , Pedestrians walk on a snow-covered pavement in front of the Louvre Museum, on December 20, 2010 in Paris, as heavy snow disrupt the Christmas holiday getaway in Europe, forcing the continent's biggest airports to close. AFP PHOTO MIGUEL MEDINA
People wait at Charles de Gaulle-Roissy airport, outside Paris, on December 19, 2010. Some 40 percent of flights were cancelled at Paris' Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle airport today because of snow, aviation authorities said. Some 450 aircrafts were however able to take off with delays averaging one hour and 20 minutes. AFP PHOTO BERTRAND LANGLOIS , People wait at Charles de Gaulle-Roissy airport, outside Paris, on December 19, 2010. Some 40 percent of flights were to be cancelled at Paris's main Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle airport Sunday because of snow, avaiation authorities said. Some 450 aircrafts were however able to take off with delays averaging one hour and 20 minutes. AFP PHOTO BERTRAND LANGLOIS , People wait at Charles de Gaulle-Roissy airport, outside Paris, on December 19, 2010. Some 40 percent of flights were to be cancelled at Paris's main Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle airport Sunday because of snow, avaiation authorities said. Some 450 aircrafts were however able to take off with delays averaging one hour and 20 minutes. AFP PHOTO BERTRAND LANGLOIS , People wait at Charles de Gaulle-Roissy airport, outside Paris, on December 19, 2010. Some 40 percent of flights were to be cancelled at Paris's main Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle airport Sunday because of snow, avaiation authorities said. Some 450 aircrafts were however able to take off with delays averaging one hour and 20 minutes. AFP PHOTO BERTRAND LANGLOIS , Passengers arrive to sleep on camp beds set up by rescuers from the French Protection Civile on December 19, 2010 at the Charles de Gaulle-Roissy airport, outside Paris, after some 40% of flights were cancelled. On the final weekend for travellers before Christmas, some of the continent's biggest airports were shut, forcing thousands to bed down in the terminals and leaving some in no man's land, without a visa to leave the transit lounge. AFP PHOTO FRANCOIS GUILLOT , Passengers arrive to sleep on camp beds set up by rescuers from the French Protection Civile on December 19, 2010 at the Charles de Gaulle-Roissy airport, outside Paris, after some 40% of flights were cancelled. On the final weekend for travellers before Christmas, some of the continent's biggest airports were shut, forcing thousands to bed down in the terminals and leaving some in no man's land, without a visa to leave the transit lounge. AFP PHOTO FRANCOIS GUILLOT , Gendarmes work on the site of an accident between a train and a car at a level crossing, in Recquignies, northern France, near the Belgian border, on December 20, 2010, where three people riding the car were killed. The crash happened as thick snow and ice caused severe disruption in the region, but emergency workers were unable to confirm for the moment whether the bad weather caused the accident. AFP PHOTO / FRANCOIS LO PRESTI , A person rides his bike on a snow-covered road near the Louvre Museum, on December 20, 2010 in Paris, as heavy snow disrupt the Christmas holiday getaway in Europe, forcing the continent's biggest airports to close. AFP PHOTO MIGUEL MEDINA , A person walks on a snow-covered Seine river bank, on December 20, 2010 in Paris, as heavy snow disrupt the Christmas holiday getaway in Europe, forcing the continent's biggest airports to close. AFP PHOTO MIGUEL MEDINA , Picture taken of a snow-covered Seine river bank, on December 20, 2010 in Paris, as heavy snow disrupt the Christmas holiday getaway in Europe, forcing the continent's biggest airports to close. AFP PHOTO MIGUEL MEDINA , A snowplow removes snow from roads on December 20, 2010 in Lestrem, northern France as heavy snow disrupt the Christmas holiday getaway in Europe, forcing the continent's biggest airports to close. AFP PHOTO PHILIPPE HUGUEN , Pedestrians walk on a snow-covered pavement in front of the Louvre Museum, on December 20, 2010 in Paris, as heavy snow disrupt the Christmas holiday getaway in Europe, forcing the continent's biggest airports to close. AFP PHOTO MIGUEL MEDINA , Workers clear the snow at the railway station of Mons on December 20, 2010. Thousands of stranded travellers spent the night in airports across Europe as more flights were cancelled Monday because of snow and ice, extending travel misery just days before Christmas.AFP PHOTO / BELGA / PHILIPPE BOURGUET , Cars pass by parked trucks on the A10 highway to Paris near the Dourdan after leaving the Saint-Arnoult tollbooth, on December 20, 2010 as heavy snow disrupt the Christmas holiday getaway in Europe, forcing the continent's biggest airports to close and authorities to ban heavy trucks from the roads around Paris. AFP PHOTO BERTRAND GUAY , Cars pass by parked trucks and a board reading "Careful clearing in progress" on the A10 highway to Paris near Dourdan, after leaving the Saint-Arnoult tollbooth, on December 20, 2010 as heavy snow disrupt the Christmas holiday getaway in Europe, forcing the continent's biggest airports to close and authorities to ban heavy trucks from the roads around Paris. AFP PHOTO BERTRAND GUAY , Trucks are parked on the A10 highway to Paris near Dourdan, west of Paris, after leaving the Saint-Arnoult tollbooth, on December 20, 2010 as heavy snow disrupt the Christmas holiday getaway in Europe, forcing the continent's biggest airports to close and authorities to ban heavy trucks from the roads around Paris. AFP PHOTO BERTRAND GUAY , Trucks are parked on the A10 highway to Paris near Dourdan, west of Paris, after leaving the Saint-Arnoult tollbooth, on December 20, 2010 as heavy snow disrupt the Christmas holiday getaway in Europe, forcing the continent's biggest airports to close and authorities to ban heavy trucks from the roads around Paris. AFP PHOTO BERTRAND GUAY , The traffic is congested on the A10 highway from Paris near Dourdan, west of Paris, after leaving the Saint-Arnoult tollbooth, on December 20, 2010 as heavy snow disrupt the Christmas holiday getaway in Europe, forcing the continent's biggest airports to close and authorities to ban heavy trucks from the roads around Paris. The board warns drivers on traffic jam. AFP PHOTO BERTRAND GUAY , A picture taken of a farm in a snowed up field on December 20, 2010 in La Couture, northern France as heavy snow disrupt the Christmas holiday getaway in Europe, forcing the continent's biggest airports to close. AFP PHOTO DENIS CHARLET , Trucks are parked on the A10 highway to Paris near Dourdan, west of Paris, after leaving the Saint-Arnoult tollbooth, on December 20, 2010 as heavy snow disrupt the Christmas holiday getaway in Europe, forcing the continent's biggest airports to close and authorities to ban heavy trucks from the roads around Paris. AFP PHOTO BERTRAND GUAY

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