In Athens, Rare Snow Blankets Acropolis, Halts Vaccinations

The snow also stopped most public transport services, while toppled trees caused blackouts in several mountainside suburbs.

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Snow covers the ancient Acropolis hill in Athens, Tuesday, Feb.16, 2021. Unusually heavy snowfall has blanketed central Athens, with authorities warning residents particularly in the Greek capital's northern and eastern suburbs to avoid leaving their homes. (Antonis Nikolopoulos/Eurokinissi via AP)
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ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Heavy snowfall blanketed the Acropolis and other ancient monuments in Athens and halted COVID-19 vaccinations in the Greek capital on February 16 as the weather brought many services across the country to a standstill. As western Europe got some respite from winter weather, temperatures plunged in the southeast of the continent and winter storms also battered Turkey. The snow, an unusual sight in Athens, a city of more than 3 million…

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