Saturday, March 25, 2006

Deadly Freeze Grips Europe

A snow-covered car in a street of Besancon, eastern France. Heavy snow and high winds lashed Europe over the weekend, causing the deaths of at least 17 people in weather-related accidents and avalanches in Germany, France, Italy and Switzerland.(AFP/Bruno Ferrandez)

A boy waves a banned Belarusian flag during a rally on a main square in central Minsk, Belarus, Tuesday, March 21, 2006 with an image of the flag of the European Union seen at right. Several hundred protesters braved freezing temperatures for the third day Tuesday to camp out in a central Minsk square in a show of defiance against authoritarian Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko's extension of his rule. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)

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