Austria's Foreign Minister Ursula Plassnik addresses the media upon her arrival at the EU Foreign Ministers meeting in Lappeenranta, Finland, Friday Sept. 1, 2006. European Union foreign ministers meet in Finland to discuss the latest developments in the standoff with Iran over its nuclear program. The two-day meeting will also explore ideas for reviving peace efforts between Israel and the Palestinians now that action is being taken to secure the cease-fire between Israel and Hezbollah militants in Lebanon. (AP Photo/Yves logghe)I know, I know... the picture is a week old, but better late than never, right? Anyway, I think the Austrian Diplogiant was itchin' for colder weather to get back into her scarf habit, so northwards she went! See how worshipfully the reporters are gazing up, up, up at her? Is it any wonder? Take a look at that magnificently quilted white jacket! Sure, they might be the Finns, but is there any doubt who the real Snow Queen is in this picture?
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