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In pictures: Paris wakes up to spectacular snowy scenes

The snow continued overnight in Paris, with people waking up to beautiful scenes of a white powder coated version of the capital. Here's a selection of the most stunning images.

In pictures: Paris wakes up to spectacular snowy scenes
Photo: AFP

The French capital has had a makeover. 

After steady snowfall overnight, on Wednesday Paris looked more stunning than ever. 

The city's famous monuments, picturesque streets and Metro stations were all given a dusting of the white powder and even on their morning commute, people couldn't resist documenting the scenes on Twitter. 

Here's our selection of the best images. 

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Photo: The Local/Evie Burrows-Taylor 

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Arc de Triomphe du Caroussel. Photo: AFP

Children play in the snow in the Palais Royal garden. Photo: AFP

The two pictures below were taken in Boucicout square in te 6th arrondissemen of Paris. Thanks to Sasha Maninsala for sending them in.

 

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Pigalle Metro station. Photo: AFP

 

Eiffel Tower. Photo: AFP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Some people had to find an alternative way to get to work.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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South west France on red alert for flooding

Five areas in south west France have been placed on a red weather alert for flooding as storms lash the region.

South west France on red alert for flooding
Storms are moving in to south west France over the Pyrenees. Photo: Anne-Christine Poujoulat/AFP

Météo France has placed five départements in south west France – Pyrénées-Atlantiques, Landes, Hautes-Pyrénées, Haute-Garonne and Ariège – on a red weather alert for heavy rains and flooding.

Extremely heavy rainstorms have hit the area, with a band of storm clouds travelling along the Pyrenees, bringing the risk of avalanches in the mountains and flooding in lowland areas.

The neighbouring département of Pyrénées-Orientale is on orange alert, along with the principality of Andorra. In the north, Aisne is also on orange alert for heavy rain.

Heavy rain is expected to continue throughout Monday, gradually easing off towards the evening, although the flood alerts remain in place until Tuesday. 

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