Migrants wait in line to receive a plate of free food during a snowfall outside a derelict customs warehouse in Belgrade, Serbia, January 11, 2017. REUTERS/Marko Djurica
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Authorities dug out stranded residents as heavy snow blanketed eastern Europe Wednesday and people struggled with travel delays, power outages and subzero temperatures.The recent cold snap has now been blamed for at least 73 deaths, and seen the lowest temperatures for decades in some parts.Greece's navy sent a ship to the island of Lesbos to house some 500 refugees and migrants.Snow continued to cut off communities in southern Albania where the death toll since the cold snap began stood at nine, most of them homeless people.In Serbia, where six deaths were blamed on the recent cold, authorities evacuated 130 snowbound residents.In Bosnia, authorities said four elderly people had died of hypothermia since Jan. 2 .
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