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I couldn't figure out how to show the pictures in the thread via iPad, so here's the link. It's really a beautiful slideshow!

http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2013/01/10/snow_in_the_desert?wp_login_redirect=0#0


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Beautiful pics at the link !

Many businesses in the West Bank (especially in cities in the mountainous areas like Hebron, Bethlehem, East Jerusalem and Ramallah) were closed Wednesday and Thursday due to the snow, so people got to enjoy a 3-day weekend. (Of course, this area is not desert, but very beautiful as well.)

Sadly, there were also some weather-related deaths, as the lower-elevation areas were hit with heavy rains and flooding.

Here are some more from Palestine...

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Snow blankets the Old City, East Jerusalem

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The Dome of the Rock in snow

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Russian Orthodox Church in snow

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Snowball fight near Qalandia checkpoint

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Vegetable market, Hebron

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Lions of winter in al Manara Square, Ramallah

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Palestinian girl plays in the snow, Hebron

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Snow covers Shu'fat checkpoint

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Palestinians clash with Israeli soldiers after illegal Israeli settlers destroy village olive trees, Qusra

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Settler graffiti on Palestinian cars in East Jerusalem - on the left "Price Tag," on the right "Death to Arabs"


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Al Jazeera has a great gallery called "Snowmen of Palestine"... it also includes some snowmen from Lebanon and Syria. Very creative !

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http://stream.aljazeera.com/story/201301110010-0022471

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thanks for sharing !!! :)


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They are very beautiful pictures but it is sad :( to know people have died because of the snow. Thanks for sharing those pictures.


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I hope a lot of readers got a chance to go Sandi's OP site - the pictures are just stunning.

By the way, Foreign Policy magazine is an excellent news source for anyone interested in the MENA region - they have quite a few well-known experts and commentators on staff, and they cover many current topics. And their photo galleries are always awesome. :thumbs:


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Here are a few more I've seen around the web...

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Kids playing in the snow, Dome of the Rock, Old City, East Jerusalem

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Another view of the Russian Orthodox Church, East Jerusalem

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Halhul, near Hebron, West Bank

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Ultra-Orthodox man, Jerusalem

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Ultra-Orthodox snowman, Jerusalem

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Praying in the snow, Wailing Wall, Old City, Jerusalem

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Bird in the snow, Ramallah

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Snow on tombs, Mount of Olives, East Jerusalem

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Palestinian protecting face from tear gas fired at Palestinian protestors by Israeli occupation forces, Qusra, West Bank

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Snowballs at al Aqsa

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went back to try to view Sandinista and one must become a member to view... at the site ForeignPolicy

They all look amazing.

Yeah... you have to give up an email address. Just make one up - I don't give them my normal email - I have one that I use only for news sites.

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Yeah... you have to give up an email address. Just make one up - I don't give them my normal email - I have one that I use only for news sites.

I've never registered with FP, though I would if needed to view their articles and slideshows. It loads for me just fine on my iPad, which i just got, and this was the first time I'd even gone to that site on this device. Weird! I looked at all kinds of stuff on there the other day without registering for anything, at least that I know of!


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I've never registered with FP, though I would if needed to view their articles and slideshows. It loads for me just fine on my iPad, which i just got, and this was the first time I'd even gone to that site on this device. Weird! I looked at all kinds of stuff on there the other day without registering for anything, at least that I know of!

I think they just added the registration recently - I never encountered it before, either.

Here are more pics - I can't stop - it's just too pretty !

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al Quds in white

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Another view of the Dome of the Rock

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Praying at al Aqsa

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Palm trees in the snow, Jerusalem

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Downtown Ramallah in the snow

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Snow on Christmas tree, Ramallah

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A rhapsody in blue - snow on the Old City by evening

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Terraced olive groves in snow, Qusra, West Bank

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Umbrella in blue, Jerusalem in white


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