Photo Gallery: 'Xaver' Brings Flooding, Snow, Winds 12/06/2013
  Parts of northern Europe were hit on Thursday and Friday with a tidal surge...
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Parts of northern Europe were hit on Thursday and Friday with a tidal surge as low-pressure system "Xaver" blows through the region, bringing icy, hurricane-force winds. Here, the North Sea rages near the German town of Emden on Friday morning.