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The 'Beast From the East' Blasts Europe

Europe continued to face brutally cold temperatures and blasting winds Wednesday as the winter storm known as "the Beast from the East" swept across the continent from Siberia. Rare snowstorms have blanketed cities like Rome, Venice and London, with the UK, where temperatures have plummeted to 14 degrees Fahrenheit in some areas, experiencing some of its coldest weather in five years. More freezing blizzards are predicted for Thursday and Friday as a new weather front, Storm Emma, moves in from the Atlantic. From London to Rome, here are ten seriously cold places you probably won't want to visit right now.

Cove at Cape Cornwall, United Kingdom Cove at Cape Cornwall, United Kingdom London, United Kingdom London, United Kingdom Edinburgh, Scotland Matthew Horwood/Getty Images Edinburgh, Scotland St. Mark's Square, Venice ANDREA PATTARO/AFP/Getty Images St. Mark's Square, Venice Galata Tower, Turkey BULENT KILIC/AFP/Getty Images Galata Tower, Turkey St. Mark's Square, Venice Simone Padovani/Awakening/Getty Images St. Mark's Square, Venice Zaanse Schans, Netherlands REMKO DE WAAL/AFP/Getty Images Zaanse Schans, Netherlands Sempione Garden, Milan MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP/Getty Images Sempione Garden, Milan

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St Peter's Basilica at the Vatican Tiziana Fabi/AFP/Getty Images St Peter's Basilica at the Vatican

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Dune du Pilat, Southwestern France Nicolas Tucat/AFP/Getty Images Dune du Pilat, Southwestern France Apeldoorn, Netherlands Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images Apeldoorn, Netherlands Downtown Rome Vincenzo Pinto/AFP/Getty Images Downtown Rome The Forest of Holzminden, Germany Julian Stratenschulte/AFP/Getty Images The Forest of Holzminden, Germany

Ian Forsyth/Getty ImagesRedcar, Northeastern England

Pogradec, Southeast Albania Gent Shkullaku/AFP/Getty Images Pogradec, Southeast Albania St. Mark's Square in Venice Andrea Pattaro/AFP/Getty Images St. Mark's Square in Venice Baltic Sea Island of Ruegen Stefan Sauer/AFP/Getty Images Baltic Sea Island of Ruegen