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    • People spend time in the sun on the banks of the Rhine amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in Cologne, Germany, 21 February 2021.
    • A pedestrian wearing a face covering walks past a flower bed full of daffodils in St James's Park, central London, 24 February 2021.
    • People enjoy sunny, warm weather sitting on the banks of the Seine in Paris amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in France, 24 February 2021.
    • People gather on a beach during sunny weather in Blokhus, North Jutland, Denmark, 22 February 2021.
    • People, wearing protective face masks, enjoy a sunny and warm weather at the Luxembourg Gardens in Paris amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in France, 24 February 2021.
    • People enjoy the warmth and sunny weather of the Promenade des Anglais in Nice amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in France, 21 February 2021.
    • People enjoy a sunny and warm weather sitting on the banks of the Seine in Paris amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in France, 24 February 2021.
    • People walk their dogs along the beach at New Brighton, England, 22 February 2021.
    • People spend time in the sunshine on the banks of the Rhine amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in Cologne, Germany, 21 February 2021.
    • People enjoy a sunny and warm weather at the Luxembourg Gardens in Paris amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in France, 24 February 2021.
    • Pontsticill Reservoir seen in the rain in the Brecon Beacons National Park in South Wales, Britain, 17 February 2021.
    • People walk along the beach at New Brighton, England, 22 February 2021.
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    People spend time in the sun on the banks of the Rhine amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in Cologne, Germany, 21 February 2021.

    Although in some European countries coronavirus restrictions are getting even tougher amid a rising number of infections, others find themselves feeling fortunate as the weather smiles on them, meaning they can walk with their friends and enjoy the sunshine.

    Warmth, sunshine, marvellous flower beds - spring has come earlier than usual to Britain, France, Germany, and Denmark. 

    In Germany, meteorologists say, the weather beat the record set in 1880. 

    After a very turbulent year overshadowed by the coronavirus pandemic, embracing Spring is really what we all need - finally to feel that breath of fresh air and see the light at the end of this COVID tunnel. 

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