It Didn't Just Snow in Israel: 7 Striking Images From a White Middle East

From Lebanon and Syria to Jordan and the Palestinian territories, the past few days have seen snow and rain blanket the region, causing chaos but also lots of fun.

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People play with snow after a heavy snowstorm in Amman, Jordan, Feb. 20, 2015. Credit: Reuters
A snow covered taxi drives past a picture of Lebanon's Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah in Jbaa village, south Lebanon, Feb. 20, 2015.Credit: Reuters
A view of the New Mosque and the Bosporus in Istanbul, Turkey, Feb. 19, 2015. Turkey's largest city has been hit by a storm that has dumped up to a 60 centimetres of snow in some areas since Tuesday.Credit: AP
A Palestinian protester holding a Palestinian flag shouts anti-Israel slogans as snow scatters by a sound grenade thrown by Israeli soldiers during a demonstration, Hebron, Feb. 20, 2015.Credit: Reuters
A man makes patterns in the snow during a heavy snowstorm in Amman, Jordan, Feb, 20, 2015.Credit: Reuters
A Lebanese villager walks in the middle of a road covered in snow, in Sawfar village, Mount Lebanon, Feb. 20, 2015.Credit: AP
A street vendor, selling umbrellas, takes a "selfie" as snow falls in the main pedestrian street of Istiklal in central Istanbul, Feb. 17, 2015.Credit: Reuters

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