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Proof Swedes may actually be the toughest people on earth

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Proof Swedes may actually be the toughest people on earth
A brave cyclist on Wednesday morning. Photo: Jonas Ekströmer/TT
12:40 CET+01:00
Even Jon Snow would be freezing his beard off.

Stockholmers woke up to an unusually snow-covered city on Wednesday morning. 


Photo: Vilhelm Stokstad/TT

Below is a picture of a street near Gullmarsplan in Stockholm. Police and traffic authorities urged Swedes to leave their cars at home, and it looks like many did.


Photo: Emma Löfgren/The Local

The parliament building (Riksdagen) was also covered in snow.


Photo: Vilhelm Stokstad/TT

However, the Swedes braved the cold like true Vikings. 


Photo: Vilhelm Stokstad/TT

The snow ploughs were out in full force.


Photo: Anders Wiklund/TT

WHY would you get on a bicycle in this weather? Still, Swedes, we applaud you.


Photo: Jonas Ekströmer/TT

Schools closing for a 'snow day' is a pretty unusual phenomenon in Sweden (remember there's no bad weather, only bad clothing), but many schools did actually close in Stockholm on Wednesday.


Photo: Anders Wiklund/TT

Jon Snow didn't have it this bad north of the Wall.

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Photo: Jonas Ekströmer/TT

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Photo: Anders Wiklund/TT

 

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