Edition:
India
Pictures | Mon Mar 5, 2012 | 8:00pm IST

Snow in the Middle East

<p>A Saudi man plays with snow after a heavy snowstorm in the desert, near Tabuk, 1500 km (932 miles) from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia March 3, 2012. REUTERS/Mohamed Alhwaity </p>

A Saudi man plays with snow after a heavy snowstorm in the desert, near Tabuk, 1500 km (932 miles) from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia March 3, 2012. REUTERS/Mohamed Alhwaity

A Saudi man plays with snow after a heavy snowstorm in the desert, near Tabuk, 1500 km (932 miles) from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia March 3, 2012. REUTERS/Mohamed Alhwaity

Close
1 / 24
<p>A man play with his daughters in the snow after a heavy snowstorm in Amman, Jordan March 3, 2012. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed</p>

A man play with his daughters in the snow after a heavy snowstorm in Amman, Jordan March 3, 2012. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed

A man play with his daughters in the snow after a heavy snowstorm in Amman, Jordan March 3, 2012. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed

Close
2 / 24
<p>Palestinian youths play with snow in the West Bank village of Halhul near Hebron March 3, 2012. REUTERS/Ammar Awad </p>

Palestinian youths play with snow in the West Bank village of Halhul near Hebron March 3, 2012. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

Palestinian youths play with snow in the West Bank village of Halhul near Hebron March 3, 2012. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

Close
3 / 24
<p>People play in the snow in Sulaimaniya, about 260 km (160 miles) northeast of Baghdad, Iraq March 3, 2012.  REUTERS/Nali </p>

People play in the snow in Sulaimaniya, about 260 km (160 miles) northeast of Baghdad, Iraq March 3, 2012. REUTERS/Nali

People play in the snow in Sulaimaniya, about 260 km (160 miles) northeast of Baghdad, Iraq March 3, 2012. REUTERS/Nali

Close
4 / 24
<p>Saudis seen in the snow after a heavy snowstorm in the desert, near Tabuk, 1500 km (932 miles) from Riyadh March 3, 2012. REUTERS/Mohamed Alhwaity</p>

Saudis seen in the snow after a heavy snowstorm in the desert, near Tabuk, 1500 km (932 miles) from Riyadh March 3, 2012. REUTERS/Mohamed Alhwaity

Saudis seen in the snow after a heavy snowstorm in the desert, near Tabuk, 1500 km (932 miles) from Riyadh March 3, 2012. REUTERS/Mohamed Alhwaity

Close
5 / 24
<p>A man removes snow covering his car after a heavy snowstorm in the Aley area, eastern Lebanon March 2, 2012. REUTERS/ Mohamed Azakir   </p>

A man removes snow covering his car after a heavy snowstorm in the Aley area, eastern Lebanon March 2, 2012. REUTERS/ Mohamed Azakir

A man removes snow covering his car after a heavy snowstorm in the Aley area, eastern Lebanon March 2, 2012. REUTERS/ Mohamed Azakir

Close
6 / 24
<p>Palestinian youths play with snow in the West Bank village of Halhul near Hebron March 2, 2012. REUTERS/Ammar Awad</p>

Palestinian youths play with snow in the West Bank village of Halhul near Hebron March 2, 2012. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

Palestinian youths play with snow in the West Bank village of Halhul near Hebron March 2, 2012. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

Close
7 / 24
<p>Ultra-Orthodox Jewish youths build a snowman on the roof of a Jewish seminary in Jerusalem's Mea Shearim neighbourhood March 2, 2012. REUTERS/Amir Cohen </p>

Ultra-Orthodox Jewish youths build a snowman on the roof of a Jewish seminary in Jerusalem's Mea Shearim neighbourhood March 2, 2012. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

Ultra-Orthodox Jewish youths build a snowman on the roof of a Jewish seminary in Jerusalem's Mea Shearim neighbourhood March 2, 2012. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

Close
8 / 24
<p>The Dome of the Rock on the compound known to Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary and to Jews as Temple Mount, is seen during a snow storm from Mount of Olives in Jerusalem March 2, 2012. REUTERS/Amir Cohen </p>

The Dome of the Rock on the compound known to Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary and to Jews as Temple Mount, is seen during a snow storm from Mount of Olives in Jerusalem March 2, 2012. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

The Dome of the Rock on the compound known to Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary and to Jews as Temple Mount, is seen during a snow storm from Mount of Olives in Jerusalem March 2, 2012. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

Close
9 / 24
<p>A Palestinian policeman walks as snow falls in the West Bank city of  Ramallah March 2, 2012. REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman</p>

A Palestinian policeman walks as snow falls in the West Bank city of Ramallah March 2, 2012. REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman

A Palestinian policeman walks as snow falls in the West Bank city of Ramallah March 2, 2012. REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman

Close
10 / 24
<p>Residents walk on the snow covered main highway linking Beirut to Damascus after a heavy snowstorm in Sawfar village, eastern Lebanon March 2, 2012. Picture taken through the windscreen of a car. REUTERS/ Mohamed Azakir  </p>

Residents walk on the snow covered main highway linking Beirut to Damascus after a heavy snowstorm in Sawfar village, eastern Lebanon March 2, 2012. Picture taken through the windscreen of a car. REUTERS/ Mohamed Azakir

Residents walk on the snow covered main highway linking Beirut to Damascus after a heavy snowstorm in Sawfar village, eastern Lebanon March 2, 2012. Picture taken through the windscreen of a car. REUTERS/ Mohamed Azakir

Close
11 / 24
<p>A boy slides down a snow-covered slope at a park during winter in Jerusalem March 2, 2012. REUTERS/Ammar Awad </p>

A boy slides down a snow-covered slope at a park during winter in Jerusalem March 2, 2012. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

A boy slides down a snow-covered slope at a park during winter in Jerusalem March 2, 2012. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

Close
12 / 24
<p>A woman throws a snowball at a park during winter in Jerusalem March 2, 2012. REUTERS/Darren Whiteside </p>

A woman throws a snowball at a park during winter in Jerusalem March 2, 2012. REUTERS/Darren Whiteside

A woman throws a snowball at a park during winter in Jerusalem March 2, 2012. REUTERS/Darren Whiteside

Close
13 / 24
<p>Children play with snow at the Western Wall, Judaism's holiest prayer site, in Jerusalem's Old City March 2, 2012.  REUTERS/Darren Whiteside </p>

Children play with snow at the Western Wall, Judaism's holiest prayer site, in Jerusalem's Old City March 2, 2012. REUTERS/Darren Whiteside

Children play with snow at the Western Wall, Judaism's holiest prayer site, in Jerusalem's Old City March 2, 2012. REUTERS/Darren Whiteside

Close
14 / 24
<p>A girl plays with snow in a park in Jerusalem March 2, 2012.  REUTERS/Darren Whiteside </p>

A girl plays with snow in a park in Jerusalem March 2, 2012. REUTERS/Darren Whiteside

A girl plays with snow in a park in Jerusalem March 2, 2012. REUTERS/Darren Whiteside

Close
15 / 24
<p>Men dance as snow falls at the Western Wall, Judaism's holiest prayer site, in Jerusalem's Old City March 2, 2012. REUTERS/Darren Whiteside </p>

Men dance as snow falls at the Western Wall, Judaism's holiest prayer site, in Jerusalem's Old City March 2, 2012. REUTERS/Darren Whiteside

Men dance as snow falls at the Western Wall, Judaism's holiest prayer site, in Jerusalem's Old City March 2, 2012. REUTERS/Darren Whiteside

Close
16 / 24
<p>People play in the snow after a heavy snowstorm in Amman March 1, 2012. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed </p>

People play in the snow after a heavy snowstorm in Amman March 1, 2012. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed

People play in the snow after a heavy snowstorm in Amman March 1, 2012. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed

Close
17 / 24
<p>A foal rolls in the snow near Kibbutz Ein Zivan in the Golan Heights, near Israel's border with Syria March 1, 2012.  REUTERS/Baz Ratner </p>

A foal rolls in the snow near Kibbutz Ein Zivan in the Golan Heights, near Israel's border with Syria March 1, 2012. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

A foal rolls in the snow near Kibbutz Ein Zivan in the Golan Heights, near Israel's border with Syria March 1, 2012. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

Close
18 / 24
<p>A member of the Druze community shovels snow in the Druze village of Majdal Shams in the Golan Heights near Israel's border with Syria March 1, 2012. REUTERS/Baz Ratner </p>

A member of the Druze community shovels snow in the Druze village of Majdal Shams in the Golan Heights near Israel's border with Syria March 1, 2012. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

A member of the Druze community shovels snow in the Druze village of Majdal Shams in the Golan Heights near Israel's border with Syria March 1, 2012. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

Close
19 / 24
<p>People play in the snow after a heavy snowstorm in Amman March 1, 2012. REUTERS/Ali Jarekji </p>

People play in the snow after a heavy snowstorm in Amman March 1, 2012. REUTERS/Ali Jarekji

People play in the snow after a heavy snowstorm in Amman March 1, 2012. REUTERS/Ali Jarekji

Close
20 / 24
<p>Cars try to make their way through a road blocked by snow along the main highway linking Beirut to Damascus during a heavy snowstorm in the Bhamdoun area, in eastern Lebanon March 1, 2012.  REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir   </p>

Cars try to make their way through a road blocked by snow along the main highway linking Beirut to Damascus during a heavy snowstorm in the Bhamdoun area, in eastern Lebanon March 1, 2012. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir

Cars try to make their way through a road blocked by snow along the main highway linking Beirut to Damascus during a heavy snowstorm in the Bhamdoun area, in eastern Lebanon March 1, 2012. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir

Close
21 / 24
<p>People play in the snow after a heavy snowstorm in Amman March 1, 2012. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed </p>

People play in the snow after a heavy snowstorm in Amman March 1, 2012. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed

People play in the snow after a heavy snowstorm in Amman March 1, 2012. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed

Close
22 / 24
<p>People play in the snow after a heavy snowstorm in Amman March 1, 2012. REUTERS/Ali Jarekji</p>

People play in the snow after a heavy snowstorm in Amman March 1, 2012. REUTERS/Ali Jarekji

People play in the snow after a heavy snowstorm in Amman March 1, 2012. REUTERS/Ali Jarekji

Close
23 / 24
<p>Men wait to buy bread in front of a bakery shop during winter in Al Qusayr, a city in western Syria about 4.8km (3 miles) southwest of Homs, March 1, 2012.
 REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic </p>

Men wait to buy bread in front of a bakery shop during winter in Al Qusayr, a city in western Syria about 4.8km (3 miles) southwest of Homs, March 1, 2012. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

Men wait to buy bread in front of a bakery shop during winter in Al Qusayr, a city in western Syria about 4.8km (3 miles) southwest of Homs, March 1, 2012. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

Close
24 / 24

Next Slideshows

Lathmar Holi

During Lathmar Holi, men sing provocative songs to gain the attention of women, who then "beat" them with bamboo sticks called "lathis".

04 Mar 2012

Life in Moscow

As Russia prepares for its presidential election, a look at life in the capital city of Moscow.

03 Mar 2012

The Tsunami Portrait Project

The 3.11 Portrait Project involves portraits of earthquake survivors, sent to schoolchildren from non-disaster areas, who then frame the pictures and send them...

02 Mar 2012

Mortgage past due

The frontlines of foreclosure evictions in Spain.

02 Mar 2012

MORE IN PICTURES

Celebrity mugshots

Celebrity mugshots

Our collection of celebrity arrest photos.

New Mosul offensive during Ramadan

New Mosul offensive during Ramadan

The push inside the Old City coincides with the start of the holy fasting month of Ramadan. The offensive's prime target is the al-Nuri mosque with its landmark leaning minaret, where Islamic State's black flag has been flying since mid-2014.

Ramadan in New Jersey

Ramadan in New Jersey

The Egyptian-American Elhariry family and their friends take part in Iftar dinner during Ramadan in Manalapan, New Jersey.

Best of Cannes

Best of Cannes

Highlights from the 70th Cannes Film Festival on the French Riviera.

Venezuela's masks of protest

Venezuela's masks of protest

Protesters demonstrating against Venezuela's government gear up for violent clashes with police.

The month of Ramadan

The month of Ramadan

Muslims mark the holy month of Ramadan with fasting and prayer.

Inside JFK's childhood home

Inside JFK's childhood home

The house where former U.S. President John F. Kennedy was born in Brookline, Massachusetts is now a national historic site.

Philippines battles to retake city from Islamist rebels

Philippines battles to retake city from Islamist rebels

The occupation of Marawi city by the Maute, a group aligned with Islamic State, has become the biggest security challenge of Rodrigo Duterte's 11-month presidency, with gunmen resisting air and ground assaults and controlling central parts of a city of 200,000 people.

Editor's Choice Pictures

Editor's Choice Pictures

Our top photos from the last 24 hours.

Trending Collections

Pictures

Podcast