A surprisingly heavy snowstorm blanketed much of the Middle East this week, to the delight of the residents of Istanbul, Jerusalem and Saudi Arabia. As The Atlantic's Alan Taylor writes about his collection of pictures of the 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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