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  Europe freezes over
Children touching a bench covered by ice at the walkway bordering the lake of Geneva in Nyon
1/7 A bitter winter chill and heavy snowfalls caused chaos in Europe, with temperatures as low as -30C
San Marco pier in Venice
2/7 Italy's famous gondolas lay unused in the snow in Venice
Franciscan brother Michael opens the hatch window of his attic room of the Saint Anna Cloisters in Munich to view the snow-pattern tiles.
3/7 Munich was transformed overnight into a white city
Thessaloniki in Greece
4/7 No it's not Iceland or the Antarctic - it's Thessaloniki in Greece covered in snow!
Children free an outdoor chess board from snow in Budapest, Hungary
5/7 An outdoor chess table was used for a different kind of play in Budapest
Stranded vehicles on the outskirts of Barcelona
6/7 Hundreds of motorists abandoned vehicles in north-east Spain - and some were trapped inside
A local man fishes on the ice of the frozen Pancharevo lake outside Sofia in Bulgaria
7/7 You know it's cold when the sea freezes over! This is the Black Sea on the Bulgarian coast

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