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43 Beautiful Photos Of The Freak Snow Storm In Jerusalem

A divided region comes together to marvel at a small miracle…snow in the West Bank and Jerusalem. Here are some gorgeous and moving photos of the first snowfall in this region in four years. posted on

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AMIR COHEN / Reuters

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. Snow fell in Jerusalem on Friday morning. Local media reported this was the first time in four years that snow had fell in Jerusalem causing schools to close for the day.

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A man stands on a rooftop as snow falls in Jerusalem.

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Jewish settlers stand on a rooftop as snow falls in Jerusalem.

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A woman stands on a rooftop as snow falls in Jerusalem.

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Bernat Armangue / AP

Israeli soldiers stand guard near the West Bank town of Bethlehem.

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Israel’s separation barrier as snow falls near Hebron, West Bank.

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People walk on a snow covered street in Hebron.

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A man with an umbrella walks down a hill as snow falls in Hebron.

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Snow dusts roofs as it falls over the old city houses in Jerusalem.

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AMIR COHEN / Reuters

Snow falls on top of graves at the Mount of Olives cemetery in Jerusalem.

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DARREN WHITESIDE / Reuters

People visit the Western Wall, Judaism’s holiest prayer site, as snow falls in Jerusalem’s Old City.

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DARREN WHITESIDE / Reuters

Men dance as snow falls at the Western Wall,.

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DARREN WHITESIDE / Reuters

A man holds a snow-covered umbrella as he visits the Western Wall.

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DARREN WHITESIDE / Reuters

Children play with snow at the Western Wall.

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DARREN WHITESIDE / Reuters

Children play with snow at the Western Wall.

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DARREN WHITESIDE / Reuters

Melted ice trickles off the hat of a man as he visits the Western Wall.

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Uriel Sinai / Getty Images

The dome of the rock is dusted with snow in Jerusalem.

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Uriel Sinai / Getty Images

Ultra orthodox children stick their tongues out as snow falls in Jerusalem.

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AMIR COHEN / Reuters

An ultra-Orthodox Jewish family pass by a snowman in Jerusalem’s Mea Shearim neighborhood.

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AMIR COHEN / Reuters

An ultra-Orthodox Jewish girl stands near a snowman in Jerusalem’s Mea Shearim neighborhood.

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AMIR COHEN / Reuters

Ultra-Orthodox Jews stand beneath snow-covered umbrellas as they visit a grave at the Mount of Olives cemetery in Jerusalem.

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AMMAR AWAD / Reuters

Children play with snow at a park in Jerusalem.

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AMMAR AWAD / Reuters

Palestinian youths play with snow at a park in Jerusalem.

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MARCO LONGARI / Getty Images

A man holding a plastic bag from the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial is hit by a snowball in Jerusalem.

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AMMAR AWAD / Reuters

A boy slides down a snow-covered slope at a park during winter in Jerusalem.

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Israelis play with snow in Jerusalem.

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Palestinian youth prepare to throw snowballs at passing motorists in Jerusalem.

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A Palestinian youth throws snowballs at passing motorists in Jerusalem.

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Palestinian youth throw snowballs at passing motorists in Jerusalem.

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DARREN WHITESIDE / Reuters

A girl plays with snow in a park in Jerusalem.

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Sebastian Scheiner / AP

Israelis play with snow in Jerusalem.

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AMMAR AWAD / Reuters

A child builds a snowman at a park during winter in Jerusalem.

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DARREN WHITESIDE / Reuters

A woman throws a snowball at a park during winter in Jerusalem.

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Bernat Armangue / AP

Ultra-orthodox Jewish children finish a snowman in Jerusalem’s Mea Shearim neighborhood.

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Snow covers the Jewish settlement of Ofra in the Israeli-occupied West Bank.

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Nasser Shiyoukhi / AP

Israeli army officers walk in the snow in the old city of Hebron in the West Bank.

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Nasser Shiyoukhi / AP

A Palestinian man burns wood to warm up, outside the site known to Muslims as the Ibrahimi Mosque and to Jews as the Tomb of the Patriarchs in the West Bank city of Hebron.

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Majdi Mohammed / AP

A Palestinian man holds a pile of snow in the West Bank city of Ramallah.

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Majdi Mohammed / AP

Palestinians play with snow in the West Bank city of Ramallah.

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Nasser Shiyoukhi / AP

Palestinians build a snowman in the West Bank city of Hebron.

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Bernat Armangue / AP

Palestinians play with snow near the West Bank town of Bethlehem.

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AMIR COHEN / Reuters

An ultra-Orthodox Jewish youth builds a snowman on the roof of a Jewish seminary in Jerusalem’s Mea Shearim neighborhood.

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AMIR COHEN / Reuters

Ultra-Orthodox Jewish youths build a snowman on the roof of a Jewish seminary in Jerusalem’s Mea Shearim neighborhood.

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