After a very mild December and January Jack Frost has finally brought some Winter weather to Europe. It. Is. Freezing. Cold.
1 A snow plough clears the frozen Lake Weissensee to prepare a skating track in Techendorf, Austria‘s southern Carinthia province, January 26, 2012. Techendorf is hosting the Alternatieve Elfstedentocht Weissensee (Alternative Eleven City Races Weissensee), a traditional Dutch series of speed skating events for both professionals and amateurs with some 6,000 participants, from January 23 to February 4. REUTERS/Heinz-Peter Bader