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Jan 11, 2019

Rare snow blankets Greece

Rare snow blankets Greece

The ancient monuments and beaches near Athens got a rare dusting of snow as temperatures across Greece hit record lows.

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A view from the Byzantine-era Heptapyrgion castle following a snowfall in Thessaloniki Alexandros Avramidis/REUTERS

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A woman visits the Byzantine-era Heptapyrgion castle following a snowfall in Thessaloniki Alexandros Avramidis/REUTERS

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A cat is seen inside the archaeological site of the ancient Temple of Zeus following a snowfall in Athens Alkis Konstantinidis/REUTERS

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The sun rises behind the ancient Temple of Zeus following a snowfall in Athens Alkis Konstantinidis/REUTERS

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Man jogs on snow-covered Filopappou Hill opposite the Acropolis archaeological site, following a snowfall in Athens Costas Baltas/REUTERS

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The ancient Parthenon temple is seen atop the Acropolis hill following a snowfall in Athens Giorgos Moutafis/REUTERS

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Beach umbrellas are covered with snow at the beach in the town of Artemida Vassilis Triandafyllou/REUTERS

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People make their way at the seaside promenade as snow covers the statue of Alexander the Great in Thessaloniki Alexandros Avramidis/REUTERS

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A woman walks on the seaside promenade during snowfall in Thessaloniki Alexandros Avramidis/REUTERS

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A snowman is seen next to the statue of Alexander the Great, during snowfall at the seaside promenade of Thessaloniki Alexandros Avramidis/REUTERS

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People take part in a snowball fight during snowfall, at the seaside promenade of Thessaloniki Alexandros Avramidis/REUTERS

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A deer is seen on Mount Parnitha during snowfall, near Athens Giorgos Moutafis/REUTERS

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A telecommunications tower is seen on the top of a snow-covered slope on Mount Parnitha, near Athens Giorgos Moutafis/REUTERS

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A cyclist rides his bike among snow on Mount Parnitha, near Athens Giorgos Moutafis/REUTERS

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Wooden statues, part of the outdoor exhibition "The Park of Souls" by Greek artist Spyridon Dasiotis are seen following snowfall on Mount Parnitha, near Athens Giorgos Moutafis/REUTERS

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