Rare snowfall blankets central Athens, Greece

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Heavy snow has covered the streets of the Greek capital since Wednesday, sparking a flurry of responses on social media. Despite traffic in the capital being largely halted by the weather, snowploughs have been operating in snow-covered areas. Adults could be seen digging their cars out of the thick snow and children throwing snowballs and building snowmen. The National Meteorological Service has confirmed that it will continue snowing throughout the week, with a significant drop in temperatures.