In Pictures: Beast from the East Brings Arctic Weather, Snow and Travel Chaos

Icicles hang from a frozen elephant fountain in Colchester, southeast England. An Arctic storm dubbed the "Beast from the East" saw temperatures plunge across Britain and much of Europe.Leon Neal/Getty Images
A man fits snow chains to his car in the village of Brenchley in Kent, southeast England.Ben Stansall/AFP

Photos of widespread snowstorms across Britain and much of Europe. 

A boy plays in the snow next to the Angel of the North statue near Gateshead, northeast England. Scott Heppell/Reuters
Snow covers the beach in the seaside resort of Scarborough in North Yorkshire, northeast England. Anthony Devlin/AFP
A couple walk their dog on the beach as heavy snow falls in the seaside resort of Scarborough in North Yorkshire, northeast England. Anthony Devlin/AFP
A pedestrian crosses the Millennium Bridge in London during a blizzard.Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP
A sign is used as a sled in the snow in Jackson's Fields in Rochester, in Kent, southeast England. Dan Kitwood/Getty Images
Children build a snowman in the grounds of Rochester Castle in Kent, southeast England. Dan Kitwood/Getty Images
Cattle eat snow in a field in Denby Dale on the outskirts of Kirklees in West Yorkshire, northern England.Anthony Devlin/AFP
A llama stands in the falling snow at London Zoo.ZSL London Zoo
Snow covers the beach and one of statues in Antony Gormley's art installation 'Another Place' at Crosby Beach, near Liverpool, northwest England. Christopher Furlong/Getty Images
Icicles hang off the railings at the Wacken outdoor swimming pool in Strasbourg, eastern France.Frederick Florin/AFP
The frozen water of a fountain is pictured in Malmö, Sweden. TT News Agency / Johan Nilsson / AFP
A duck looks at icicles at a pond in Bern, Switzerland.Stefan Wermuth/Reuters