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Winter storm brings devastation to Syria and neighbors

A Syrian refugee woman holds a pot as she walks in snow outside their tents during a winter storm in al-Marj, in the Bekaa valley January 9, 2013. The worst winter storm in two decades has hit the eastern Mediterranean this week, bringing destruction and death to Syria and its neighbours who are already dealing with a refugee crisis from the country's civil war. REUTERS/Afif Diab

A Syrian refugee woman holds a pot as she walks in snow outside their tents during a winter storm in al-Marj, in the Bekaa valley January 9, 2013. The worst winter storm in two decades has hit the eastern Mediterranean this week, bringing destruction...more

A Syrian refugee woman holds a pot as she walks in snow outside their tents during a winter storm in al-Marj, in the Bekaa valley January 9, 2013. The worst winter storm in two decades has hit the eastern Mediterranean this week, bringing destruction and death to Syria and its neighbours who are already dealing with a refugee crisis from the country's civil war. REUTERS/Afif Diab
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A car drives through the snow in Aley area, eastern Lebanon January 9, 2013. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir

A car drives through the snow in Aley area, eastern Lebanon January 9, 2013. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir

A car drives through the snow in Aley area, eastern Lebanon January 9, 2013. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir
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Fruits are covered with snow in Aley area ,eastern Lebanon January 9, 2013 . REUTERS/ Mohamed Azakir

Fruits are covered with snow in Aley area ,eastern Lebanon January 9, 2013 . REUTERS/ Mohamed Azakir

Fruits are covered with snow in Aley area ,eastern Lebanon January 9, 2013 . REUTERS/ Mohamed Azakir
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Children play with snow in Aley area, eastern Lebanon, January 9, 2013. REUTERS/ Mohamed Azakir

Children play with snow in Aley area, eastern Lebanon, January 9, 2013. REUTERS/ Mohamed Azakir

Children play with snow in Aley area, eastern Lebanon, January 9, 2013. REUTERS/ Mohamed Azakir
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Residents play with snow at the ruins of the Roman Temple of Bacchus in the historic town of Baalbek in eastern Lebanon January 9, 2013. REUTERS/ Ahmed Shalha

Residents play with snow at the ruins of the Roman Temple of Bacchus in the historic town of Baalbek in eastern Lebanon January 9, 2013. REUTERS/ Ahmed Shalha

Residents play with snow at the ruins of the Roman Temple of Bacchus in the historic town of Baalbek in eastern Lebanon January 9, 2013. REUTERS/ Ahmed Shalha
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Syrian refugee children look out from their snow-covered tents during a winter storm in al-Marj, in the Bekaa valley January 9, 2013. REUTERS/Afif Diab

Syrian refugee children look out from their snow-covered tents during a winter storm in al-Marj, in the Bekaa valley January 9, 2013. REUTERS/Afif Diab

Syrian refugee children look out from their snow-covered tents during a winter storm in al-Marj, in the Bekaa valley January 9, 2013. REUTERS/Afif Diab
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Syrian refugees stand in snow outside their tents during a winter storm in al-Marj, in the Bekaa valley January 9, 2013. REUTERS/Afif Diab

Syrian refugees stand in snow outside their tents during a winter storm in al-Marj, in the Bekaa valley January 9, 2013. REUTERS/Afif Diab

Syrian refugees stand in snow outside their tents during a winter storm in al-Marj, in the Bekaa valley January 9, 2013. REUTERS/Afif Diab
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Syrian refugees sit around a stove inside their tent during a winter storm in Zahle town, in the Bekaa valley January 9, 2013. REUTERS/Afif Diab

Syrian refugees sit around a stove inside their tent during a winter storm in Zahle town, in the Bekaa valley January 9, 2013. REUTERS/Afif Diab

Syrian refugees sit around a stove inside their tent during a winter storm in Zahle town, in the Bekaa valley January 9, 2013. REUTERS/Afif Diab
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An Ultra-Orthodox Jewish man looks out of a fogged up bus window in Jerusalem January 9, 2013. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

An Ultra-Orthodox Jewish man looks out of a fogged up bus window in Jerusalem January 9, 2013. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

An Ultra-Orthodox Jewish man looks out of a fogged up bus window in Jerusalem January 9, 2013. REUTERS/Baz Ratner
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An Israeli fireman throws a rope to his colleague after they rescued passengers who were swept away in their car during flash floods near Jerusalem January 9, 2013. At least 17 people have died due to a winter storm in Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey, Israel and the Palestinian territories. Meteorological agencies in Israel and Lebanon both called it the worst storm in 20 years. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

An Israeli fireman throws a rope to his colleague after they rescued passengers who were swept away in their car during flash floods near Jerusalem January 9, 2013. At least 17 people have died due to a winter storm in Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey, Israel...more

An Israeli fireman throws a rope to his colleague after they rescued passengers who were swept away in their car during flash floods near Jerusalem January 9, 2013. At least 17 people have died due to a winter storm in Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey, Israel and the Palestinian territories. Meteorological agencies in Israel and Lebanon both called it the worst storm in 20 years. REUTERS/Baz Ratner
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An Israeli man holds ropes as he stands near a car which was swept away during flash floods near Jerusalem January 9, 2013. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

An Israeli man holds ropes as he stands near a car which was swept away during flash floods near Jerusalem January 9, 2013. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

An Israeli man holds ropes as he stands near a car which was swept away during flash floods near Jerusalem January 9, 2013. REUTERS/Baz Ratner
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