Snow slams Middle East

Ultra-Orthodox Jews push a car stuck in the snow on a road in Jerusalem on December 13, 2013...

Ultra-Orthodox Jews push a car stuck in the snow on a road in Jerusalem on December 13, 2013 following a snowstorm. The hilltop city of Jerusalem was paralysed today by its fiercest snowstorm in years, with its mayor calling out the army to help stranded motorists. Main roads into the Holy City, which climb around 795 metres (2,600 feet) above sea level were closed and police appealed to drivers not to attempt the journey. AFP PHOTO/MENAHEM KAHANA

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Parts of the Middle East were hit by the fiercest snowstorm in years, Friday. Jerusalem called in the military to help stranded motorists, while Cairo saw snow for the first time in more than 100 years.

 

 


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