Fri, January 09, 2009
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Snow continues to blank Europe

2009-01-09 03:31:19 GMT2009-01-09 11:31:19 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Cars and trucks drive on a motorway after snowfalls in the western town of Gevelsberg Jan. 5, 2009. (Xinhua/Reuters Photo)

An airplane covered with snow is parked at Linate's airport in Milan Jan. 7, 2009. (Xinhua/Reuters Photo)

People arrive at Milan's central station during snowfall Jan. 7, 2009. (Xinhua/Reuters Photo)

Iker, a surfer, walks on the snow covered beach at La Concha, San Sebastian, northern Spain, Thursday, Jan. 8, 2009. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)

A couple stroll in a park in downtown Milan Jan. 7, 2009. (Xinhua/Reuters Photo)

Heavy snowfall forced northern Italy to close briefly its major airports on Wednesday, including Malpensa outside Milan. Linate city airport put a halt to flights until early afternoon.

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