“Beast From the East”: Europe Is Under Heavy Snow and Extreme Low Temperature (VIDEO)

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Extremely freezing weather and heavy snow hit Continental Europe.

See fascinating photos Nexter.org found for you.

“Beast From the East”

Rome, the Italian capital under the rare 4 inches of snow. It was the heaviest snowfall to hit Rome in six years.

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Photograph: Angelo Carconi/EPA

Schools were closed and public transportation paralyzed.

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Source: Alessandro Di Meo/European Pressphoto Agency

Meanwhile, citizens were given the rare opportunity to ski, sled and build snowmen.

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Source: Angelo Carconi/European Pressphoto Agency

The unexpected weather conditions appeared due to Siberian weather system dubbed “the Beast from the East” which has plunged much of the continent into dangerous, sub-zero temperatures.

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Source: AFP

An ice covered bench is pictured at the frozen shore of Lake Geneva, in Geneva, Switzerland.

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Photograph: Valentin Flauraud/EPA

Meteorologists in Germany reported a record low for this winter of -27 C (-16.6 F) on the Zugspitze mountain in the Alps.

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Source: Thomas Warnack/AFP/Getty Images

Moscow, as well, recorded its coldest night this winter, with the mercury dipping to nearly -20 C (-4 F) on Sunday night.

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