• Short Summary

    The cold weather that swept Europe in recent weeks has also brought snow to parts of North Africa, in particular the highlands of Algeria.

  • Description

    1.
    SV sign "Medea" in snow ZOOM TO GV area
    0.06

    2.
    SV Stalled cars
    0.10

    3.
    GV Pedestrians on snow covered streets
    0.16

    4.
    LV Snow covered trees and mosque (2 shots)
    0.22

    5.
    CU Sign pointing to Algiers
    0.26

    6.
    GV Men clearing snow from streets
    0.30

    7.
    GV Deserted and snow covered open air cafe
    0.34

    8.
    SV Women walk through snow
    0.42

    9.
    SV More street clearing
    0.45

    10.
    GV SV and CU Snow covered orange grove
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    11.
    GV Mosque
    1.02



    Initials SAW/JF/VH/1154 SAW/JF/VH/1205



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: The cold weather that swept Europe in recent weeks has also brought snow to parts of North Africa, in particular the highlands of Algeria.

    In Medea, a town about 50 miles (80 kms) South West of Algiers, a thick carpet of snow covered streets and made getting about uncommonly difficult on Sunday (3 January).

    Mosques and trees in the town received a coating of snow and the local street cleaners had to shovel the pavements clear.

    Medea is a popular resort centre, but the cold weather quickly closed down local restaurants. The town's womenfolk were well wrapped up for the weather conditions.

    One of the areas major products is oranges -- and the groves were blanketed with snow. An unusual sight -- with orchardists hoping the fall wouldn't harm the fruit.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3DX87EH7QP15NZIJXQ0GN8GYL
    Media URN:
    VLVA3DX87EH7QP15NZIJXQ0GN8GYL
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/01/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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