January 10, 2013

In Focus: Wintry Weather: Middle East Edition

Following up on yesterday’s essay Wintry Weather, I was struck by photographs of the unusually heavy winter storm that just blanketed many Middle Eastern countries in snow. I discovered a wide range of unique images, from Saudis tossing snowballs to Israelis on sleds to the newly white roofs of Istanbul. Gathered here are a handful of those images, showing that, despite the harshness of the storm, some were able to find a moment of joy in the rare snowfall.

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    look at that fucking bird omg
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    Some great pictures of snow in the Middle East & Turkey.
  6. iafs4500arabspring reblogged this from theatlantic and added:
    Apparently, the big winter storm across the Middle East hasn’t been TOTAL misery.
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    Visually pleasing treats for the weekend ;)
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    szuperjóság!
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