The Winter Palace is seen in St. Petersburg, Russia, late Sunday, Jan. 10, 2010. The region's temperatures on Sunday dropped to -20 C (-4 F)over that weekend. January saw temperatures in European Russia plunge 5 degrees Celsius below a 30-year average.
The frozen Moskva River and a power plant are seen through a widow of a footbridge in downtown Moscow, on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010.
Youths enjoy a sunny and frosty day in the Alexander Garden next to the Moscow Kremlin, Russia, Monday, Jan. 11, 2010 with the Kremlin Borovitskaya (Pine-Grove) Tower in the background. Moscow temperatures that day dropped to -4 F.
Two nuns film with their camera in St. Peter's Square during a snowfall at the Vatican, Friday, Feb. 12, 2010. A rare snow is coating Rome, dusting church domes but making slick cobblestones treacherous. Rome was last dusted with snow in 2005. The last significant accumulation came in February 1986, when some 8 inches piled up, paralyzing the city.
Big Ben, the clock tower of Westminster Palace, is seen partially covered with snow in London, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010. Cold weather continues to affect the whole of U.K. Britain's cold snap has set new records for temperatures, threatened supplies of heating oil and caused the sea to freeze in Dorset.
The River Cam in Cambridge is pictured after a heavy snowfall that brought travel chaos to Britain, with flights cancelled, roads closed, motorists stranded in their cars and rail services disrupted.
Snow-covered statues of Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, left, and her husband, King George VI are seen on the Mall in London, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010.
Am ice sculpture of Elvis Presley stands in the Polish capital after heavy snow in Warsaw, Poland, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010. More than 100 people have died in weather-related incidents in Poland this winter.
A cross-country skier enjoys fresh snow in Prague, Czech Republic, Saturday, Jan. 9, 2010. Severe winter weather continued to cause havoc across large parts of Europe with snow clogging roads and airports.
Sisters Jenny, left, and Amy Wilson take Baxter the dog for a walk in Corvichen, Scotland, as snow and ice continued to cause havoc across Britain.
A man clears the way as he tries to move his car, stuck between several cars covered with ice and snow, in the Basque city of Vitoria, Spain, Sunday, Jan. 10, 2010. A polar wind crossed the country as many parts of Spain registered freezing temperatures and snow storms.
The tarmac is freed from snow at the airport Geneva-Cointrin, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010, temporarily closed because of heavy snow. Heavy snowfall had caused severe traffic backups on the ground and in the air.
West Lothian, Scotland
A general view of a Peugeot 406 car after it went through ice while being driven along the Union Canal in Winchburgh, West Lothian, Scotland, Monday, Jan. 11, 2010.
A garden gnome is pictured at a garden in Essen, Germany, Friday, Jan. 8, 2010. Germany faced a heavy winter with snow and cold temperatures down to minus 15 degrees Celsius (5 degrees F.) at night.
Strollers pull their sledges on the mountain Schauinsland, southern Germany, on Sunday, Jan. 10, 2010. In the night a lot of snow came down in the mountains.
An old man in traditional costume takes photos with his cell phone in Ajloun, Jordan, on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2010. Jordan witnessed heavy snows that have even reached to the mostly desert southern part of the kingdom.
Snow-covered vehicles are seen at Tangmarg, 25 miles northwest of Srinagar, India, Monday, Feb. 8, 2010.
Workers clean snow off the roads in Warsaw, Poland, on Wednesday Feb. 3, 2010. Poland has been hit by heavy snowfall over the last few past days.
Wuhan City, China
A giant panda plays on the snow-blanketed ground after a heavy snowfall at the Wuhan Zoo in Wuhan city, central Chinas Hubei province, Jan. 5, 2010. A cold front in China lowered temperatures in the regions by 6 degrees to 8 degrees Celsius.
Cycle rickshaw pullers warm themselves around a bonfire as they wait for passengers outside the railway station in Amritsar, India, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010. Dozens of people have died in cold weather in northern India.
A harbor at the river Rhine is covered with ice in Duesseldorf, Germany, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010. Germany faces a long cold winter with snow and low temperatures.
A snowman posed with a bottle of Budweiser in Dublin Jan. 9, 2010, as Ireland braces itself for up to four more inches of snow over the coming days.
A cyclist braves the snow early Thursday, Dec. 17, 2009, in Paris. Much of Europe has been shivered in that first blast of cold weather of the winter, with much worse weather to come to come.
Pieces of ice are seen in the high water flooding St. Mark's Square, with St. Mark's Basilica seen in the background, in Venice, Italy, on Saturday, Dec. 19, 2009. Cold weather with temperatures below zero affected Italy and central Europe that weekend.
Washington , D.C.
A view of the Potomac River with the Jefferson Memorial in the background. The U.S. capital has had its snowiest winter in more than a century.
Icicles cling to Florida oranges in a grove Monday, Jan. 11, 2010, in Dover, Fla. Another blast of sub-freezing temperatures hit that area overnight.