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A man walks past snow covered trees in the Pyrenees route of Mezkiritz, northern Spain, Saturday Nov. 27, 2010. A polar wind is crossing the country as many parts of Spain registered freezing temperatures and snow storms. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)

A man walks past snow covered trees in the Pyrenees route of Mezkiritz, northern Spain, Saturday Nov. 27, 2010. A polar wind is crossing the country as many parts of Spain registered freezing temperatures and snow storms. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)

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  • A Sumatran Tiger is seen in Dublin Zoo  as heavy snowfalls and freezing conditions continue in the Republic of Ireland,  Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2010.  (AP Photo / Julien Behal/PA) UNITED KINGDOM OUT NO SALES NO ARCHIVES
  • A girl covers her eyes as she sledges down a hill in the snow in Petworth, south east England as large areas of Britain were brought to a halt as freezing weather tightened its grip Wednesday Dec. 1, 2010. Travelers endured more misery with the wintry weather wrecking air and rail schedules and causing hazardous driving conditions. Edinburgh and Gatwick airports were closed and those trying to reach the continent by rail faced delays on Eurostar services.  (AP Photo/Chris Ison/PA Wire)  UNITED KINGDOM OUT NO SALES NO ARCHIVE
  • A general view of snow covered cars and houses in heavy snowfall, in Durham, England, Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2010. People across Britain are spending the week coping with falling temperatures and drifting snow. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)
  • A visitor walks through the snow covered Holocaust Memorial in Berlin on Friday, Dec. 3, 2010. After a day with heavy snow fall cold and cloudy weather is forecast for the German capital. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
  • A commuter train runs into Malmo central railway station in heavy snow, Thursday, Dec.  2, 2010. High winds, snowdrifts and freezing temperatures interrupted train services for the third straight day in southern Sweden. (AP Photo/Johan Nilsson) SWEDEN OUT
  • People walk past the entrance to a public park as a worker sprinkles salt on the ramp in Pamplona northern Spain, Friday Dec. 3, 2010. A polar wind is crossing the country as many parts of Spain registered freezing temperatures and snow storms. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)
  • An underprivileged Kashmiri man warms himself near a bonfire of garbage in Srinagar, India, Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
  • A lone jogger braves bitter cold and wind during his morning jog on Daytona Beach, Fl. Tuesday December 7, 2010. Overnight temperatures dipped below freezing as winter arrived at Florida's summer playground.( AP Photo/Daytona Beach News-Journal, Jim Tiller )
  • Soldiers of the Blues and Royals,  a unit of the Household Cavalry, ride through snow covered Horse Guards Parade in London, Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010, as Britain continues to be gripped by severe weather conditions. (AP Photo/Sang Tan)
  • A woman plays with her dog on snow covered Brighton beach, England, Thursday Dec. 2, 2010. More heavy snow caused havoc across Britain on Thursday, keeping Gatwick airport closed for a second day, disrupting rail services and leaving travellers stranded. Commuters struggled to get to work as Britain's worst early winter weather in almost two decades showed no sign of easing its icy grip. (AP Photo/Clive Gee/PA) UNITED KINGDOM OUT NO SALES NO ARCHIVE
  • A young boy sleds in the snow in Bannockburn, Scotland as large areas of Britain were brought to a halt as the freezing weather tightened its grip Wednesday December 1, 2010. Heavy snow and subzero temperatures swept across Europe, killing at least eight homeless people in Poland, closing major airports in Britain and Switzerland, and causing delays to rail and road traffic across the continent. (AP Photo/Owen Humphreys/PA Wire)  UNITED KINGDOM OUT NO SALES NO ARCHIVE
  • A woman protects by umbrellas as she crosses Vuelta Castillo Park covers by snow in Pamplona northern Spain, Friday Dec.3, 2010. A polar wind is crossing the country as many parts of Spain registered freezing temperatures and snow storms. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)
  • A passer-by makes her way past a frozen fountain at Custom House Square, in New Bedford, Mass., Monday, Dec. 6, 2010.  Temperatures are dipping  to the freezing mark in many communities in eastern Massachusetts as winter approaches. (AP Photo/The Standard Times, Peter Pereira)
  • Stable hand Chrissie Busby moves horses at the Riverside Livery  Denny, central Scotland after a night of heavy snowfall. Motorists were stranded and hundreds of schools closed today as the United Kingdom continued to shiver in the grip of freezing temperatures and heavy snow. Forecasters warned there was no sign of a let-up in the icy conditions, with several more centimetres/inches of snow continuing to fall in the North East and parts of eastern Scotland over coming days. The rest of the UK will also be affected, with snow moving south, and only parts of western Scotland and Northern Ireland free of snow showers by Tuesday afternoon, forecasters said. (AP Photo/PA, Andrew Milligan)  UNITED KINGDOM OUT  NO SALES  NO ARCHIVE
  • A woman walks upstairs on the snow in Lyon, central France, Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010. Heavy snow blanketed much of Europe on Thursday, snarling land transport arteries and delaying flights across the continent. Freezing temperatures were reported in Brussels, Germany, France, Poland and the United Kingdom. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)
  • A man cleans the street with a snowblower after heavy snowfall in the Thuringian Forest in Oberhof, Germany, Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010. Large parts of Germany were hit by heavy snowfalls and icy wind. The winter weather with temperatures around the freezing point will continue tomorrow, according to forecasts. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)
  • A couple walking with their dog at Vuelta Castillo Park as snow covers the field in Pamplona northern Spain, Friday Dec. 3, 2010. A polar wind is crossing the country as many parts of Spain registered freezing temperatures and snow storms. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)
  • A snow blower works as skiers enjoy the fresh snow in the Kuehtai, Austrian province of Tyrol, Saturday Dec. 4,2010. Cold weather and heavy snowfalls during the last days caused good conditions for winter sports in the Alps. (AP Photo/Kerstin Joensson)
  • Lorries parked on the hard shoulder of the M25 motorway in Reigate, southern England, as large areas of Britain were brought to a halt as freezing weather tightened its grip on the nation Wednesday Dec. 1, 2010. Britain's transport links with the rest of the world were disrupted on Wednesday by the early winter snowfall as key airports closed and international Eurostar train services were cut. (AP Photo/Steve Parsons/PA Wire)  UNITED KINGDOM OUT NO SALES NO ARCHIVE
  • A timber boat is covered in snow as ducks head into a river in heavy snowfall, in Durham, England, Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2010. Heavy snow grounded all flights at Gatwick airport south of London on Wednesday, while the worst early winter weather in almost two decades also caused severe delays on roads and rail lines up and down Britain. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)
  • A woman walks upstairs on the snow in Lyon, central France, Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010. Heavy snow blanketed much of Europe on Thursday, snarling land transport arteries and delaying flights across the continent. Freezing temperatures were reported in Brussels, Germany, France, Poland and the United Kingdom. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)
  • Snow covered planes stand at London Gatwick airport, Horley, England, Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2010. Gatwick airport is closed due to continuing severe weather gripping Britain. (AP Photo/Sang Tan)
  • Early morning walkers out with their dog on Tynemouth beach, north eastern England after overnight snowfall, Sunday, Nov. 28, 2010. Britain shivered in some record low temperatures overnight - including a 'ridiculously low' minus 17C in Wales - as the big freeze maintained its grip on the country, forecasters said Sunday. The mercury at Llysdinam near Llandrindod Wells plunged to minus 17.3C - the principality's lowest ever temperature for November and the United Kingdom's chilliest for the month since 1985. The UK's lowest ever recorded temperature in November was minus 23.3C recorded in Braemar, in the Scottish Highlands, on November 14, 1919. (AP Photo/PA, Owen Humphreys)   UNITED KINGDOM OUT  NO SALES  NO ARCHIVE
  • A man crosses the city using ski's as snow covers the field in Pamplona northern Spain, Friday, Dec.3, 2010. A polar wind is crossing the country as many parts of Spain registered freezing temperatures and snow storms. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)
  • The afternoon sun shines over  Sollihoegda, near the Norwegian capital of Oslo  Friday Dec. 3, 2010. In the last few days is has been very cold in many parts of the country and it is reported that these temperatures will continue in the coming days. (AP Photo by Kyrre Lien / SCANPIX)  NORWAY OUT
  • A general view of sheep in heavy snowfall, in Maiden Law, England, Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2010. People across Britain are spending the week coping with falling temperatures and drifting snow. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)
  • A rowing boat is seen on the river in heavy snowfall, in Durham, England, Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2010. People across Britain are spending the week coping with falling temperatures and drifting snow. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)
  • A lamp covered with frozen snow shines on top of the Feldberg mountain near Frankfurt, central Germany, on a cold Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2010. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
  • A man walks past snow covered trees in the Pyrenees route of Mezkiritz, northern Spain, Saturday Nov. 27, 2010. A polar wind is crossing the country as many parts of Spain registered freezing temperatures and snow storms. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)
  • Romanian soldiers are seen on a cold morning while waiting on a bus for the start of ceremonies marking Romania's national day in Bucharest, Romania, Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2010.(AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
  • A woman walks in heavy snowfall, in Durham, England, Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2010. People across Britain are spending the week coping with falling temperatures and drifting snow. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)
  • Sheep make their way in heavy snowfall, in Maiden Law, England, Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2010. People across Britain are spending the week coping with falling temperatures and drifting snow. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)
  • A old man protect himself from the snow by umbrella as he walks by Vuelta Castillo Park in Pamplona northern Spain, Friday, Dec.3, 2010. A polar wind is crossing the country as many parts of Spain registered freezing temperatures and snow storms.(AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)
  • A man walks past on the road as snow covers the field, in  Pyrenees route of Erro, northern Spain, Thursday Dec. 2, 2010. A polar wind is crossing the country as many parts of Spain registered freezing temperatures and snow storms. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)
  • People walk in the snow in Pamplona northern Spain, Friday, Dec.3, 2010. A polar wind is crossing the country as many parts of Spain registered freezing temperatures and snow storms.(AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)
  • People walk past the entrance to a public park as a worker sprinkles salt on the ramp in Pamplona northern Spain, Friday Dec. 3, 2010. A polar wind is crossing the country as many parts of Spain registered freezing temperatures and snow storms. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)
  • A woman plays with her dog on snow covered Brighton beach, England, Thursday Dec. 2, 2010. More heavy snow caused havoc across Britain on Thursday, keeping Gatwick airport closed for a second day, disrupting rail services and leaving travellers stranded. Commuters struggled to get to work as Britain's worst early winter weather in almost two decades showed no sign of easing its icy grip. (AP Photo/Clive Gee/PA) UNITED KINGDOM OUT NO SALES NO ARCHIVE
  • An underprivileged Kashmiri man warms himself near a bonfire of garbage in Srinagar, India, Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
  • A man cleans the street with a snowblower after heavy snowfall in the Thuringian Forest in Oberhof, Germany, Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010. Large parts of Germany were hit by heavy snowfalls and icy wind. The winter weather with temperatures around the freezing point will continue tomorrow, according to forecasts. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)
  • A timber boat is covered in snow as ducks head into a river in heavy snowfall, in Durham, England, Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2010. Heavy snow grounded all flights at Gatwick airport south of London on Wednesday, while the worst early winter weather in almost two decades also caused severe delays on roads and rail lines up and down Britain. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)
  • A lone jogger braves bitter cold and wind during his morning jog on Daytona Beach, Fl. Tuesday December 7, 2010. Overnight temperatures dipped below freezing as winter arrived at Florida's summer playground.( AP Photo/Daytona Beach News-Journal, Jim Tiller )
  • A snow blower works as skiers enjoy the fresh snow in the Kuehtai, Austrian province of Tyrol, Saturday Dec. 4,2010. Cold weather and heavy snowfalls during the last days caused good conditions for winter sports in the Alps. (AP Photo/Kerstin Joensson)

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