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Last Updated: Tuesday March 09 2010 17:04 GMT

In pics: Europe covered in snow

Snow in Europe

A big snow snap has been felt by south west France and north east Spain over the last few days.

Snow in Europe

Blizzards have arrived at the most unlikely places - even beaches! The palm trees in the background look rather out of place...

Snow in Europe

This Barcelona beach was covered in the white stuff, with people sheltering under brollies instead of lounging around on towels.

Snow in Europe

Here some tourists take their photo outside one of Barcelona's most famous buildings, the Segrada Familia.

Snow in Europe

Some kids got the day off school. Here these children are playing outside in Nimes, France.

Snow in Europe

The snowfall has provided some of the strangest sights in southern France - normally these palm trees are basking in sunshine.

Snow in Europe

The snow on some roads in southern France has reached 40cm, meaning local authorities have banned people from driving (not that this car's going anywhere fast...).