Heavy snow and high winds have caused traffic chaos across Germany, leaving three people dead and dozens more injured.
The atrocious weather closed many motorways and caused long tailbacks in others. Some flights were delayed and others cancelled.
In the northern city of Rostock, bus services were suspended and local sports fixtures cancelled.
Others decided it was better to venture out on skis.
Some decided to make the best of it, like these snow carvers who created a Neptune for the 14th Snow Sculpture Festival in Neuhermsdorf, eastern Germany.
Police warned drivers to keep off the roads unless their journeys were absolutely necessary - leaving the snowy countryside to the wildlife.
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