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Last Updated: Monday January 05 2009 13:40 GMT

In pics: Snow scenes around the world

A snow covered street in Essex

People in Britain weren't the only ones to wake up to snow-covered scenes like this one in Essex, as the white stuff has also been falling in lots of places across the world...

Snow covered bicycles in Brussels (Photo AFP PHOTO / DOMINIQUE FAGET)

No wonder these bikes are covered in snow, it looks much too cold to cycle around Brussels, the capital of Belgium!

Planes landing near snow covered field  (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

There was also trouble for travellers in Germany, with flights stopped at Dusseldorf International Airport for a bit because of the wintry weather.

Cars stuck in a jam on the A52 highway in Essen, western Germany (Photo by: VOLKER HARTMANN/AFP/Getty Images)

And on the roads there were traffic jams and accidents across the country.

 mother pulls her son on a sledge through the snowy landscape in Berlin (Photo by UWE STEINERT/AFP/Getty Images)

But this boy had the right idea - he had no trouble getting around with his mum to pull him on a sledge!

Japanese tourists jump in front of the Eiffel tower (AP Photo/Yoan Valat)

These tourists in Paris were over the moon to see a snow-covered Eiffel Tower.

A snow sculpture takes shape at the Snow Festival in Harbin, northeastern China's Heilongjiang province  (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

And people in China made the most of the chill to make these sculptures at a Snow Festival in Harbin, Northeast China.