Feb. 4: People enjoy an uncommon view of the city from the Gianicolo hill overlooking Trastevere in Rome the day after a rare snowstorm hit the city. Romans bewildered by a rare snowstorm borrowed children's beach pails and trowels or used government-issued shovels to dig their cars and sidewalks out from a few inches of slush and snow, which kept many buses off streets and tourists locked out of the Colosseum and other monuments.
Feb. 5: Sculptor Nenad Vuckovic puts the finishing touches to his snow sculpture, in Belgrade, Serbia. Freezing weather is affecting huge areas of Europe.
Feb. 5: Pedestrians walk along Lake Annecy in eastern France on Sunday. A cold snap has hit the continent, burying Ukraine and Bosnia in snow and disrupting travel in Britain.
Feb. 5: A man sledges in the snow back-dropped by Kenwood House on Hampstead Heath in London. Part of the 1999 released movie 'Notting Hill' was filmed there.
Feb. 5: Men leave freezing water after swimming in the men's pond on Hampstead Heath in London. Snowfall and freezing weather conditions across the country are causing disruption to transport, with snow falling across much of Britain.
Feb. 5: A Russian man climbs out from an ice hole after swimming in a lake on the outskirts of St.Petersburg, Russia. The temperature in St.Petersburg hit -9.4 F.
Feb. 5: People walk along an icy promenade past ice covered cars and trees on the shores of Lake Geneva in Versoix, Switzerland. Across Eastern Europe, thousands of people continued to dig out from heavy snow that has fallen during a cold snap that struck more than a week ago and has killed hundreds of people.
Feb. 4: Two girls from the Philippines take a self-timer photo in front of a snow surrounded ancient Colosseum, in Rome. A rare snowfall blanketed Rome on Friday, forcing the closure of the Colosseum over fears tourists would slip on the icy ruins, and leaving buses struggling to climb the city's slushy hills. Other parts of the country experienced frigid temperatures unseen in years. Authorities stopped visitors from entering the Colosseum, the adjacent Roman Forum and the Palatine Hill, the former home of Rome's ancient emperors.
Feb. 5: People walk along the ice sheets on the river Elbe in Dresden, eastern Germany. After a warm January, Germany was hit by a cold snap with temperatures dropping far below freezing point.
Feb. 5: Trotters compete during the trotter Grand Prix Engadiner Post/Posta Ladina on the first weekend of the White Turf races in St. Moritz, Switzerland.
Feb. 5: General view of Plaza del Castillo square covered with snow in Pamplona, northern Spain.
Feb. 5: A cyclists who paused to smoke a cigarette enjoys the view of Oude Gracht canal in Utrecht, central Netherlands2. Temperatures dropped below 14 degrees Fahrenheit overnight and remained at 23 degrees Fahrenheit during the daytime.
Feb. 5: People walk in the snow-covered street in downtown Cetinje, Montenegro. Across Eastern Europe, thousands of people continued to dig out from heavy snow that has fallen during a cold snap that struck more than a week ago and has killed hundreds of people.
Feb. 5: The sun sets over Vilnius , Lithuania.The air temperature 20.2 degrees Fahrenheit.
Across Europe, residents are dealing with an extreme bouts of winter weather. Bosnia's government declared a state of emergency in its capital on Saturday after Sarajevo was paralyzed by snow, and hundreds of people remained trapped in their homes and vehicles throughout the country. In Croatia, authorities in a strip along the Adriatic coast declared emergency measures and urged the army's help in clearing up the snow, which is otherwise very rare in the area. The weeklong cold snap -- Eastern Europe's worst in decades -- has killed at least 176 people, many of them homeless people, especially in countries such as Ukraine.