WEEK IN PHOTOS: Chinese Mummy, Bloodletting Rite, More

WEEK IN PHOTOS: Chinese Mummy, Bloodletting Rite, More
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Lelystad, Netherlands, January 8, 2009--For the first time in 13 years, competitors in the women's Dutch Skating Championship marathon sped across natural ice.

A prolonged cold snap in Europe is fueling a resurgence in the national pastime.

As far south as the Mediterranean port of Marseille (map), France, Europeans have been spotted skiing, snowboarding, and building snowmen.
—Photograph by Robin Utrecht/AFP/Getty Images
 
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