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High winds cause travel and power outages in the U.K.

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A child walks along the beach as the sand is blown around in the high winds in Seaburn, England, Jan. 3, 2012.

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People take photographs of waves crashing against the harbor wall on Jan. 3, 2012 in Porthcawl, Wales. High winds gusting up to 95mph and heavy rain have been affecting many parts of the country disrupting travel and causing damage to buildings.

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A lady holds on to a lamp post during strong winds at South Shields, England, Jan. 3, 2012.

Parts of the U.K. are again being battered by gale force winds.

The BBC is reporting that winds have reached over 100mph and thousands of people are without power. Rail, ferry, bus and air travel has been disrupted. More from the BBC.

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