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A boat makes its way through floating ice on the river Elbe. .

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Matthias Schrader / Associated Press

A Bosnian armed forces helicopter takes off for an aid flight. Helicopters ferried food and medicine to snowbound villages.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ELVIS BARUKCIC / AFP/Getty Images

A huge screen on Independence Square shows the temperature of -14 degress Celsius, about 7 degrees Fahrenheit.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: SERGEI SUPINSKY / AFP/Getty Images

A woman walks in the city center.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: SERGEI SUPINSKY / AFP/Getty Images

A polar bear is fed a fish at the zoo.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JULIAN STRATENSCHULTE / AFP/Getty Images

A table and benches are surrounded by frozen flood water on a river bench in southern Germany.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: KARL-JOSEF HILDENBRAND / AFP/Getty Images

A man with cold-related injuries gets treatment at a hospital.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: PHOTOMIG / European Pressphoto Agency

Snow blankets the Alps visible from Wendelstein mountain in Bavaria.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: CHRISTOF STACHE / AFP/Getty Images

A cyclist takes a photograph of the frozen river Spree.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Markus Schreiber / Associated Press

A boat is captured in the ice.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Matthias Schrader / Associated Press

A little stand offers hot bean soup for drivers.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Czarek Sokolowski / Associated Press

A life-size figure of a Tyranosaurus Rex at the city's zoo.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ELVIS BARUKCIC / AFP/Getty Images

Ice turns a lighthouse and lamp posts into sculptures along the port.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: HRVOJE POLAN / AFP/Getty Images

Frost coats a window of the church on Wendelstein, Germany's highest church.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: CHRISTOF STACHE / AFP/Getty Images

The man sleds down Vodno Mountain below the Millennium Cross.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ROBERT ATANASOVSKI / AFP/Getty Images

A barge on the frozen river Main.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: KARL-JOSEF HILDENBRAND / AFP/Getty Images

A homeless man tries to stay warm.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kostas Tsironis / BLOOMBERG

A woman on a bus looks out through a largely ice-covered window. The death toll from a weeklong deep freeze in Eastern Europe has risen to 122 people, many of them homeless, while at least 11,000 villagers have been trapped by snow in Serbia's mountains, authorities said.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Vadim Ghirda / Associated Press

Ice covers boats in the Port of Choiseul after the wind blew waves over the boardwalk along Lake Geneva.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: SALVATORE DI NOLFI / Associated Press

A squirrel checks for food in a bird feeder in Lazienki Park.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Czarek Sokolowski / Associated Press

Icicles hang from a roof in the province of Tyrol.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kerstin Joensson / Associated Press

Thick ice covers of the anchor of a small ferry in the River Danube north of Budapest.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: BALAZS MOHAI / European Pressphoto Agency

A view of the ice on the river Elbe.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Stuart Franklin / AFP/Getty Images

A snowplow cleans a road 100 miles north of Budapest.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JANOS VAJDA / European Pressphoto Agency

Ducks take off from a pound on a cold winter's day. Eastern Europe's cold snap has seen temperatures plunging to 17 degrees Fahrenheit in some areas.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Sergei Grits / Associated Press

A heart is etched in snow on a fence on Grosser Inselberg, a mountain in eastern Germany.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MARTIN SCHUTT / AFP/Getty Images

A motorist passes through a snowy landscape on Grosser Inselberg, a mountain in eastern Germany.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MARTIN SCHUTT / AFP/Getty Images

A satellite image made Feb. 1, 2012, provided by Eumetsat, shows the cold air flowing south over the Black Sea and picking up moisture, leading to heavy snowfall in Turkey. The smooth cyan areas over Turkey are heavy snow.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: EUMETSAT / European Pressphoto Agency

Residents enjoy skiing at the city's waterfront after an unusually heavy snowfall covered the town.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: AFP/Getty Images

Boats sit locked in ice in a canal. Dutch authorities banned boat traffic from some of Amsterdam's waterways in the hope that the big freeze gripping the city would turn the still water to ice and allow residents to go skating.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MARGRIET FABER / Associated Press

A homeless man has dinner near a tent of hot tea and food set up by Ukrainian rescuers.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: PHOTOMIG / EPA

A pedestrian admires the ice-covered landscape of the Tamina gorge.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ARNO BALZARINI / European Pressphoto Agency

Schoolchildren cycle on freshly fallen snow between Franeker and Harlingen in Friesland. Snowfalls and sub-zero temperatures are on record in the region.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: CATRINUS VAN DER VEEN / EPA

A woman is glimpsed on a bus moving through heavy snow in Belgrade. The snow triggered traffic chaos in Belgrade and other Serbian cities, complicating relief efforts as Eastern Europe's harshest cold snap in decades spreads to the north of the country.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Darko Vojinovic / Associated Press

A Bosnian man walks on a snow-covered road in the village of Breteljevici, north of Sarajevo.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Amel Emric / Associated Press

Icicles hang on branches along the banks of the River Elbe.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Norbert Millauer / DAPD

A woman takes shelter under an umbrella as she goes for a walk in the snow on a freezing morning.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: VASSIL DONEV / EPA

Ukrainian girls bundle up as they walk in downtown Kiev.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: SERGEY DOLZHENKO / EPA

A cow peeks out of its icicle-covered stable.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ARNO BALZARINI / KEYSTONE

A group of snowshoe hikers make their way across the snowy terrain.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ARNO BALZARINI / KEYSTONE

Hikers make their way to the frost-covered Wendelstein church, Germany's highest church, on the 6,000-foot Wendelstein mountain. A cold spell with temperatures far below zero has reached central and eastern Europe.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Matthias Schrader / Associated Press

A couple take photographs in front of the Guggenheim museum during a snowy day.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ALFREDO ALDAI / EFE

A Russian man takes a swim in an ice hole in a lake.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Dmitry Lovetsky / Associated Press

Wooden figurines are transformed into ice sculptures at a temperature of minus 8.5 degrees Celsius, or 16.7 degrees Fahrenheit, as arctic weather sweeps through central Europe.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: STEFFEN SCHMIDT / KEYSTONE

Icicles hang on a rock as the sun sinks in the west in the Thuringian Forest.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jens Meyer / Associated Press

A woman is dressed for the cold in the center of the city in Ukraine, where 43 people have died of hypothermia over the last six days as the country has suffered a severe period of cold weather. More than 800 people sought medical help for frostbite and hypothermia.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: SERGEI SUPINSKY / AFP

Skiers make their way through the snow-covered landscape in eastern Germany. The Siberian cold front "Cooper" (named for the Mini Cooper after an advertising agency bought the naming rights in Germany) brought icy temperatures to some parts of the country.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MARTIN SCHUTT / AFP / Getty Images

An elephant eats a snowball at the Tierpark Hellabrunn zoo.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: FRANK LEONHARDT / DPA

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Updated February 9, 2012

By Associated Press

Europe’s big freeze so far has claimed hundreds of lives, mostly of homeless people, while tens of thousands more remain trapped in remote villages in Bosnia and Serbia and other hard-hit areas.

In many European capitals, authorities have set up extra shelters for the homeless to help them survive the cold snap that has seen temperatures sink as low as minus 33 Fahrenheit .

1 Comment

  1. February 10, 2012, 2:25 pm

    Yikes! Global warming!

    By: keyboardshark

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