Edition:
United States
Pictures | Wed Jan 9, 2013 | 12:42pm EST

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
Close
1 / 11
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
Close
2 / 11
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
Close
3 / 11
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
Close
4 / 11
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
Close
5 / 11
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
Close
6 / 11
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
Close
7 / 11
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
Close
8 / 11
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
Close
9 / 11
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
Close
10 / 11
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
Close
11 / 11

Next Slideshows

Walls and winter rains afflict Palestinian towns

QALQILYA, West Bank (Reuters) - Heavy winter downpours have turned some Palestinian lands in the occupied West Bank into a morass of filth and flooding as an...

Jan 09 2013

Thousands of Antarctic reindeer face cull

OSLO (Reuters) - About 3,000 reindeer on an island near Antarctica are to be slaughtered to stop damage to the environment by the descendants of a tiny herd...

Jan 09 2013

2012 was hottest year on record in U.S., climate agency says

CHICAGO (Reuters) - The year 2012 was the warmest on record for the contiguous United States, beating the previous record by a full degree in temperature, a...

Jan 09 2013

Rains to ease drought in Delta; cold snap for Plains

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Heavy rains in the Delta and southeast over the next week will provide some relief from the worst drought in over 50 years while a cold snap...

Jan 09 2013

MORE IN PICTURES

Pictures of the Year 2017

Pictures of the Year 2017

Our top photos from the past year.

Thousands flee California wildfires

Thousands flee California wildfires

Fires whipped by Santa Ana winds threaten thousands of homes in Southern California.

Today in Sports

Today in Sports

Our top sports photography of the day.

Winter is coming

Winter is coming

First snowfalls around the world as winter approaches.

Pictures of the year: Conflict

Pictures of the year: Conflict

Our top conflict photos from the past year.

Day of rage

Day of rage

Thousands of Palestinians protest in a "day of rage" in the occupied West Bank, Gaza and in East Jerusalem against President Donald Trump's recognition of the ancient city as Israel's capital.

Tattooed women of Turkey

Tattooed women of Turkey

When Ayse Yusufoglu was a girl, she and her friends in southeast Turkey tried to win the hearts of young men in their village using breast milk and soot to tattoo themselves.

Photos of the week

Photos of the week

Our top photos from the past week.

Pictures of the year: Fashion

Pictures of the year: Fashion

Our top fashion photos from the past year.

Trending Collections

Pictures

Podcast