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Heavy snowfall paralyses Greece, air traffic disrupted

A blanket of heavy snow covered the Greek capital on January 24, from the Acropolis hill to the coast in the south, disrupting air traffic, bringing transport to a halt and leaving scores of drivers stranded overnight in a highway.

January 25, 2022 / 03:23 PM IST
A blanket of heavy snow covered the Greek capital on January 24, from the Acropolis hill to the coast in the south, disrupting air traffic, bringing transport to a halt and leaving scores of drivers stranded overnight in a highway. The Parthenon temple is seen atop the Acropolis hill, during heavy snowfall in Athens, Greece. (Image: Reuters)
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A blanket of heavy snow covered the Greek capital on January 24, from the Acropolis hill to the coast in the south, disrupting air traffic, bringing transport to a halt and leaving scores of drivers stranded overnight in a highway. The Parthenon temple is seen atop the Acropolis hill, during heavy snowfall in Athens, Greece. (Image: Reuters)
Snow covers Syntagma square, with the Greek parliament building seen in the background during heavy snowfall in Athens. (Image: Reuters)
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Snow covers Syntagma square, with the Greek parliament building seen in the background during heavy snowfall in Athens. (Image: Reuters)
Heavy snowfall is rare in Athens but the city has now been hit by snowstorms for a second consecutive year. Residents play in the snow during heavy snowfall in Athens. (Image: Reuters)
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Heavy snowfall is rare in Athens but the city has now been hit by snowstorms for a second consecutive year. Residents play in the snow during heavy snowfall in Athens. (Image: Reuters)
Rescue crews struggled to free hundreds of drivers whose cars halted for hours on an Athens ring road as the storm, named Elpida, swept Greece and covered the city with a thick layer of snow. (Image: Reuters)
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Rescue crews struggled to free hundreds of drivers whose cars halted for hours on an Athens ring road as the storm, named Elpida, swept Greece and covered the city with a thick layer of snow. (Image: Reuters)
Snow-covered umbrellas are seen during heavy snowfall, at the beach of Artemida, Greece, January 24. (Image: Reuters)
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Snow-covered umbrellas are seen during heavy snowfall, at the beach of Artemida, Greece, on January 24. (Image: Reuters)
A woman looks at the sea at the snow-covered beach of Alimos suburb, during heavy snowfall, in Athens. (Image: Reuters)
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A woman looks at the sea at the snow-covered beach of Alimos suburb, during heavy snowfall, in Athens. (Image: Reuters)
A woman makes her way on the snow-covered Areopagitou pedestrian street under the Acropolis hill archaeological site during heavy snowfall in Athens. (Image: Reuters)
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A woman makes her way on the snow-covered Areopagitou pedestrian street under the Acropolis hill archaeological site during heavy snowfall in Athens. (Image: Reuters)
People enjoy the snow at the beach of Alimos suburb, during heavy snowfall, in Athens. (Image: Reuters)
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People enjoy the snow at the beach of Alimos suburb, during heavy snowfall, in Athens. (Image: Reuters)