Kiev, Ukraine
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Cold snap spreads across Europe

Arctic temperatures are sweeping through much of Eastern and Central Europe.

More than 100 people have been killed by the cold in Ukraine. Temperatures plummeted as low as -27C in the capital Kiev.

In parts of Poland temperatures have dropped to as low as -35C.

The harsh conditions have also spread to Serbia and as far south as Marseilles on France's south coast.

Daytime temperatures in Paris hit -5C, and half of France has been placed on alert for bad weather.

The United Kingdom is also bracing for snow over the weekend.

  • 03 Feb 2012