Lithuania Heating Blues

February 4, 2013 - 8:30 AM
FOR STORY LITHUANIA HEATING BLUES - In this photo made Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, Vytas Ratkevicius, a resident of Vilnius, Lithuania, prepares to light his wood stove to heat his apartment as air temperatures dropped to around minus 20 Celsius. Gas prices have risen about 450 percent over the past seven years, forcing many Lithuanians to shut off their central heating and replace it with firewood burners to save money. (AP Photo/Mindaugas Kulbis)