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Snow falling across Europe creates a wintry scene in Venice

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Tourists walks in Piazza San Marco covered with snow on Dec. 17, in Venice, Italy. Snow has fallen across much of Europe today and is expected to continue over the weekend, causing traffic chaos and disrupting Christmas deliveries.

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A Gondolier checks his gondola covered with snow on Dec. 17, in Venice, Italy.

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A general view of snow falling along one of the canals on Dec. 17, in Venice, Italy.

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A Gondolier helps a patron out of his gondola on Dec. 17, in Venice, Italy.

The tranquil scene photographer Marco Secchi sets in Venice has a cinematic quality. For more images of winter around the world, check out our slideshow.