A winter storm named Alexa blew through the Middle East recently, covering areas such as Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Israel and Egypt with snow.   It was quite a surprise for much of the area and the last snow in Cairo was over a hundred years ago….

pyramids

pyramids

giza necropolis

giza necropolis

temple mount

temple mount

cairo streets

cairo streets

baka valley

baka valley

amman snow man

amman snow man

jerusalem window view

jerusalem window view

near jaffa gate

near jaffa gate

homs, syria

homs, syria

lebanon trees

lebanon trees

haredi man prays

haredi man prays

donkeys

donkeys

sultanahmet mosque

sultanahmet mosque

snowball at dome of the rock

snowball at dome of the rock

dome of rock snowman

dome of rock snowman

snowjam

snowjam

cold snap play

cold snap play

desert snow banks

desert snow banks

after plow--lebanon

after plow–lebanon

bcharre, lebanon

bcharre, lebanon

camels waiting

camels waiting

egyptian cityscape

egyptian cityscape

golan heights vineyard

golan heights vineyard

jaffe road

jaffe road

jerusalem view

jerusalem view

wailing wall

western wall

men at wall

men at wall

palestine

palestine

refugee camp

refugee camps

syrian refugees

syrian refugees

turkey snowman

turkey snowman

jerusalem street

jerusalem street

prayers at dome

prayers at dome

cedars of lebanon

cedars of lebanon

mount lebanon

mount lebanon

snow camel

snow camel

syrian snow scene

syrian snow

aerial view of lebanon

aerial view of lebanon

satellite image

satellite image