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Rare Snow Fall in Rome, Schools Closed and Transport Limited

Romans woke-up Monday morning to see the city and its famous monuments covered in snow for the first time in six years, as icy winds blow from Siberia across Europe. With its mild Mediterranean climate, the capital of Italy rarely sees snow, and when it does, even a few centimeters almost paralyze public transportation and force the closure of schools. Italy's civil protection agency has sent in the army to clear snow-clogged streets and called on volunteer corps to help commuters...

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