Kosovo winter

Yesterday, snow as deep as 4.5 meters (15 feet) isolated areas in Albania and other Balkan countries and turned a power plant in Kosovo into a park of dazzling ice sculptures.

In a winter harsher than many can remember, energy workers struggled to break the ice that has encapsulated Kosovo’s main power station in Obilic. Steam from the plant’s vents coated its pipes and buildings with ice and snow, turning them into unworldly, unrecognizable objects of art.

The latest reports suggest at least 500 people have died in the cold snap, mostly in Eastern Europe.

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