Many areas of Europe were affected by the recent bad weather spell. We look at 10 of the best of examples of the Wild Winds.

  • 460109559. A man faces fierce winds on January 2, 2014 in Le Port, in the French La Reunion overseas island. The Indian Ocean island is placed on red-alert today, due to the Bejisa hurricane with gusts between 120 and 150 km per hour and may even exceed 200 km per our on the reliefs exposed. In early afternoon (13h19GMT), the storm made its first casualties - one serious and seven light - and its first damages, including more than 80,000 homes without electricity. AFP PHOTO RICHARD BOUHET (Photo credit should read RICHARD BOUHET/AFP/Getty Images)
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  • 460114759. YALDING, ENGLAND - JANUARY 02: Ian Peacock pulls a boat carrying fellow resident Caroline Hine as they rescue possesions from flooded caravans at the Little Venice Country Park on January 2, 2014 in Yalding, England. Government ministers are holding a COBRA emergency committee meeting today to discuss the United Kingdom's response to recent flooding. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
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  • 460276895. DORSET, UNITED KINGDOM - JANUARY 03: A wave breaks over the seafront at dawn in West Bay during stormy weather on January 3, 2014 in Dorset, England. Storm and flood warnings have been issued for the south west of England. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
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  • 460277703. ARDROSSAN, UNITED KINGDOM - JANUARY 03: Waves crash over Ardrossan harbour lighthouse on January 3, 2014 in Ardrossan ,Scotland. Gale force winds and an expected tidal surge are set to cause wide spread flooding in coastal areas of Scotland. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
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  • 460290901. DORSET, UNITED KINGDOM - JANUARY 03: Waves break over the Cobb sea wall at Lyme Regis on January 3, 2014 in Dorset, England. Storm and flood warnings have been issued for the south west of England. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
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  • 460309179. SALTCOATS, UNITED KINGDOM - JANUARY 03: Waves break over Saltcoats Esplanade on January 3, 2014 in Saltcoats, Scotland. Gale force winds and an expected tidal surge are set to cause wide spread flooding in coastal areas of Scotland. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
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  • 460816317. TEWKESBURY, UNITED KINGDOM - JANUARY 05: The Tewkesbury Abbey is seen surrounded by flood water on January 5, 2014 in Tewkesbury, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
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  • 460923633. ARUNDEL, UNITED KINGDOM - JANUARY 06: A lone tree stands in flood water from the river Arun on January 6, 2014 near Arundel, England. Environment Agency flood warning are in place for parts of the United Kingdom today with high tides and strong winds expected. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
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  • 460965567. NAZARE, PORTUGAL - JANUARY 06: People watch waves near North beach or Praia do Norte on January 6, 2014 in Nazare, Portugal. Strong winds and big waves are expected along the coastline of Portugal and Galicia in Spain for today. The waves at Praia do Norte are famed for being amongst the biggest in the World and it is a popular spot for daredevil big-wave surfers. (Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)
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  • 460977237. LANGPORT, UNITED KINGDOM - JANUARY 06: A man tries start a Mercedes car left stricken in flood water on the road leading to the village of Muchelney which has been cut off by flooding on January 6, 2014 near Langport in Somerset, England. Many of the residents of Muchelney village, which lies on the Somerset Levels near Langport, have only just recovered from last year's flooding and have been cut off since the begining of the new year. Environment Agency flood warning are in place for parts of the United Kingdom today with high tides and strong winds expected. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
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