MENA Covered in Snow

Published January 19th, 2022 - 09:25 GMT

From Kurdistan, Iraq to the camps in Syria and mountains of Lebanon and even Saudi and Alexandria, Egypt.

Today, snow colored the Middle East in peaceful white. While some are dancing and building bonfires in the snow, some are skiing and others keeping warm behind their screens and sharing photos online, many refugees are struggling to stay warm.

 

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Snow in Kurdistan, Iraq

Iraqis light a fire at the snow covered Safin Mountain on January 18, 2022 near the city of Arbil, the capital of Iraq's northern Kurdish autonomous region. (Photo by SAFIN HAMED / AFP)

Snow in Kurdistan, Iraq

An Iraqi man smokes a waterpipe, locally known as narguileh, at the snow covered Safin Mountain on January 18, 2022 near the city of Arbil, the capital of Iraq's northern Kurdish autonomous region. (Photo by SAFIN HAMED / AFP)

Snow in Saudi

Saudis melt snow for coffee in Jabal al-Lawz (Mountain of Almonds), west of the Saudi city of Tabuk on January 17, 2022. (Photo by Ibrahim ASSIRI / AFP)

Snow in Saudi

Saudis play in the snow in Jabal al-Lawz (Mountain of Almonds), west of the Saudi city of Tabuk on January 17, 2022. (Photo by Ibrahim ASSIRI / AFP)

Snow in Syria

Graphic content / An aerial picture shows a camp for internally displaced people covered in snow in Syria's town of Azaz in the rebel-controlled northern countryside of Syria's Aleppo province near the border with Turkey, on January 19, 2022. (Photo by Aref TAMMAWI / AFP) syria - conflict - weather - snow syria - conflict - weather - snow

Snow in Lebanon

This areal view shows the snow-coverd town of Bcharr in mount Lebanon, north of the capital Beirut, in 2021. / AFP / JOSEPH EID

Snow in Kurdistan, Iraq

Iraqi Kurds play in a snow covered park in the northern city of Sulaimaniyah in Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region, 270 kms (170 miles) north of Baghdad, on January 17, 2022 following the first snow storm this year. (Photo by Shwan MOHAMMED / AFP)

Snow in Kurdistan, Iraq
Snow in Kurdistan, Iraq
Snow in Saudi
Snow in Saudi
Snow in Syria
Snow in Lebanon
Snow in Kurdistan, Iraq
Snow in Kurdistan, Iraq
Iraqis light a fire at the snow covered Safin Mountain on January 18, 2022 near the city of Arbil, the capital of Iraq's northern Kurdish autonomous region. (Photo by SAFIN HAMED / AFP)
Snow in Kurdistan, Iraq
An Iraqi man smokes a waterpipe, locally known as narguileh, at the snow covered Safin Mountain on January 18, 2022 near the city of Arbil, the capital of Iraq's northern Kurdish autonomous region. (Photo by SAFIN HAMED / AFP)
Snow in Saudi
Saudis melt snow for coffee in Jabal al-Lawz (Mountain of Almonds), west of the Saudi city of Tabuk on January 17, 2022. (Photo by Ibrahim ASSIRI / AFP)
Snow in Saudi
Saudis play in the snow in Jabal al-Lawz (Mountain of Almonds), west of the Saudi city of Tabuk on January 17, 2022. (Photo by Ibrahim ASSIRI / AFP)
Snow in Syria
Graphic content / An aerial picture shows a camp for internally displaced people covered in snow in Syria's town of Azaz in the rebel-controlled northern countryside of Syria's Aleppo province near the border with Turkey, on January 19, 2022. (Photo by Aref TAMMAWI / AFP) syria - conflict - weather - snow syria - conflict - weather - snow
Snow in Lebanon
This areal view shows the snow-coverd town of Bcharr in mount Lebanon, north of the capital Beirut, in 2021. / AFP / JOSEPH EID
Snow in Kurdistan, Iraq
Iraqi Kurds play in a snow covered park in the northern city of Sulaimaniyah in Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region, 270 kms (170 miles) north of Baghdad, on January 17, 2022 following the first snow storm this year. (Photo by Shwan MOHAMMED / AFP)

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