REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

A photographic tour of the freezing cold consuming much of the continent.

While much of America has seen a surprisingly mild winter, nearly all of Europe continues to deal with a particularly harsh cold spell. Dozens across the continent have died as a result of the deep freeze and serious infrastructure damage and public service delays have resulted from the cold. Below, a handful of scenes from cities across the continent as the freezing temperatures passed through.

A derelict boat is surrounded by the ice of the frozen river Spree near the statue Molecule Man by U.S. artist Jonathan Borofsky on a cold winter day in Berlin, February 6, 2012. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

A sign posted near the partially frozen Saint Martin canal in Paris reads, "Danger Forbidden to walk on the Ice" as sub-freezing winter temperatures continue. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

A dog wearing a pullover walks in a street of Strasbourg, February 7, 2012. REUTERS/Vincent Kessler

A dog wrapped up against the cold walks on a snow sprinkled pavement in an air temperature around minus 18 degree Celsius (minus 4 Fahrenheit) in central Kiev, February 3, 2012. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich 

Men cool off in the tub of a sauna that floats in the frozen river Spree on a cold winter night in Berlin, February 6, 2012. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Tamara and Daan Wouters tie their skates while sitting on their houseboat on the frozen Prinsengracht canal in Amsterdam February 5, 2012. REUTERS/Cris Toala Olivares

A regiment of 50 soldiers sweep the ice on the lake near Woudsend, south of Leeuwarden February 8, 2012. REUTERS/Michael Kooren

A sunken houseboat is seen on the frozen Zwanenburgwal canal in Amsterdam February 6, 2012. Due to severe frost the waterpipes of the houseboat burst open and caused the boat to sink. No casualties were reported. REUTERS/Cris Toala Olivares 

A homeless man eats soup given by volunteers from Les Restos Du Coeur (Restaurants of the Heart) in Strasbourg February 7, 2012. REUTERS/Vincent Kessler

Boats are seen on the partially frozen Danube river in Belgrade February 9, 2012 as sub-freezing winter temperatures continue in Europe. REUTERS/Ivan Milutinovic

Tourists walk on the frozen River Neva in front of the Peter and Pawel Fortress in an air temperature of around minus 14 degrees Celcius (7 degrees Fahrenheit) in St. Petersburg February 7, 2012. REUTERS/Alexander Demianchuk

Snow sits on a statue representing the friendship between the Russian and Ukranian people in an air temperature around minus 18 degree Celsius (minus 4 Fahrenheit) in central Kiev, February 3, 2012. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

A frozen canal is seen in Venice on February 6, 2012. REUTERS/Manuel Silvestri

A woman walks under frozen cables on a street in Bucharest February 6, 2012. REUTERS/Radu Sigheti

People skate on the frozen Keizersgracht canal in Amsterdam February 5, 2012. (REUTERS/Cris Toala Olivares)

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