A Lebanese army soldier holds an umbrella as he walks at a main road covered by the snow, in Al-Marj village, in the Bekaa valley, east Lebanon. While the storm disrupted life for everyone, it proved particularly trying for the hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees who live in tents and makeshift shelters in the Bekaa. The storm dumped rain and hail on Lebanon’s coast and heavy snows in the mountains and central Bekaa Valley, where gas stations, banks, schools and most shops closed. (Hussein Malla / AP)

Lebanon POW: 1 – 7 January

They felt neither the cool night, nor the cold stone, nor the damp ground, nor the wet grass; they looked at each other, and their hearts were full of thought. They had clasped hands, without knowing it. – Victor Hugo, Les Misérables.

A Lebanese army soldier holds an umbrella as he walks at a main road covered by the snow, in Al-Marj village, in the Bekaa valley, east Lebanon. While the storm disrupted life for everyone, it proved particularly trying for the hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees who live in tents and makeshift shelters in the Bekaa. The storm dumped rain and hail on Lebanon’s coast and heavy snows in the mountains and central Bekaa Valley, where gas stations, banks, schools and most shops closed. (Hussein Malla / AP)

A Lebanese army soldier holds an umbrella as he walks at a main road covered by the snow, in Al-Marj village, in the Bekaa valley, east Lebanon. While the storm disrupted life for everyone, it proved particularly trying for the hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees who live in tents and makeshift shelters in the Bekaa. The storm dumped rain and hail on Lebanon’s coast and heavy snows in the mountains and central Bekaa Valley, where gas stations, banks, schools and most shops closed. (Hussein Malla / AP)

Waves flood the harbour of the historical Lebanese city of Byblos, north of the capital Beirut. The fierce winter storm lashing the east coast of the Mediterranean forced a brief closure of Beirut airport. (JOSEPH EID / AFP)

Waves flood the harbour of the historical Lebanese city of Byblos, north of the capital Beirut. The fierce winter storm lashing the east coast of the Mediterranean forced a brief closure of Beirut airport. (JOSEPH EID / AFP)

Residents walk along the seaside promenade and snap photographs of waves slamming into the seawall in Beirut, Lebanon. A powerful winter storm began striking across the Middle East on Tuesday, bringing a bitter cold to Syrian refugees huddled in Lebanon and blanketing Cairo in a sandstorm. In Lebanon, officials said they expected a snowstorm to strike Tuesday night in the Bekaa Valley, where hundreds of thousands of refugees from Syria's civil war live, many in tents. (Bilal Hussein / AP)

Residents walk along the seaside promenade and snap photographs of waves slamming into the seawall in Beirut, Lebanon. A powerful winter storm began striking across the Middle East on Tuesday, bringing a bitter cold to Syrian refugees huddled in Lebanon and blanketing Cairo in a sandstorm.  (Bilal Hussein / AP)

Vanguards "Polar anger" over the coast of the capital Beirut. (Nabil Ismail / Almustaqbal)

Vanguards “Polar anger” over the coast of the capital Beirut. (Nabil Ismail / Almustaqbal)

A Syrian refugee girl covers herself with a blanket as she stands outside tents at a makeshift settlement in Bar Elias in the Bekaa valley. Lebanon enforced new immigration controls at the Syrian border on Monday in a move to gain control of the steady stream of refugees from its much larger neighbour. (Mohamed Azakir / REUTERS)

A Syrian refugee girl covers herself with a blanket as she stands outside tents at a makeshift settlement in Bar Elias in the Bekaa valley. Lebanon enforced new immigration controls at the Syrian border on Monday in a move to gain control of the steady stream of refugees from its much larger neighbour. (Mohamed Azakir / REUTERS)

Syrian refugees stand in a flooded tent at a makeshift settlement, during a wind storm in Akkar, northern Lebanon. A storm buffeted the Middle East with blizzards, rain and strong winds on Wednesday, keeping people at home across much of the region and raising concerns for Syrian refugees facing freezing temperatures in flimsy shelters. (REUTERS)

Syrian refugees stand in a flooded tent at a makeshift settlement, during a wind storm in Akkar, northern Lebanon. A storm buffeted the Middle East with blizzards, rain and strong winds on Wednesday, keeping people at home across much of the region and raising concerns for Syrian refugees facing freezing temperatures in flimsy shelters. (REUTERS)

A man plays in front of a wave crashing into Beirut's Corniche, a seaside promenade, as high winds sweep through Lebanon ahead of an impending storm. (Jamal Saidi / REUTERS)

A man plays in front of a wave crashing into Beirut’s Corniche, a seaside promenade, as high winds sweep through Lebanon ahead of an impending storm. (Jamal Saidi / REUTERS)

A waterspout forms over the Mediterranean Sea as a passenger jet descents to land at Beirut-Rafic Hariri International Airport in Beirut. (Jamal Saidi / REUTERS)

A waterspout forms over the Mediterranean Sea as a passenger jet descents to land at Beirut-Rafic Hariri International Airport in Beirut. (Jamal Saidi / REUTERS)

Mourners and relatives carry the coffin of former Lebanese Prime Minister, Omar Karame, during his funeral procession in Tripoli. According to media reports Omar Karame died on 01 January 2015 at the American University Hospital (AUH) in Beirut at the age of 80. (EPA)

Mourners and relatives carry the coffin of former Lebanese Prime Minister, Omar Karame, during his funeral procession in Tripoli. According to media reports Omar Karame died on 01 January 2015 at the American University Hospital (AUH) in Beirut at the age of 80. (EPA)

A Lebanese man with his daughter in front of a giant Christmas tree during the 2015 New Year's Eve celebrations at downtown Beirut. (WAEL HAMZEH / EPA)

A Lebanese man with his daughter in front of a giant Christmas tree during the 2015 New Year’s Eve celebrations at downtown Beirut. (WAEL HAMZEH / EPA)

Fireworks explode during New Year's celebrations at Martyrs Square in downtown Beirut. (Jamal Saidi / REUTERS)

Fireworks explode during New Year’s celebrations at Martyrs Square in downtown Beirut. (Jamal Saidi / REUTERS)

A Lebanese Muslim Sufi man plays a drum with a spike pierced into his cheek during a ritual to commemorate the birth of the Prophet Mohammed, known in Arabic as "al-Mawlid al-Nabawi", in the southern Lebanese city of Sidon. (MAHMOUD ZAYYAT / AFP)

A Lebanese Muslim Sufi man plays a drum with a spike pierced into his cheek during a ritual to commemorate the birth of the Prophet Mohammed, known in Arabic as “al-Mawlid al-Nabawi”, in the southern Lebanese city of Sidon. (MAHMOUD ZAYYAT / AFP)

A boy distributes refreshments during a celebration marking the birthday anniversary of Prophet Mohammed in Sidon, south Lebanon. (Ali Hashisho / REUTERS)

A boy distributes refreshments during a celebration marking the birthday anniversary of Prophet Mohammed in Sidon, south Lebanon. (Ali Hashisho / REUTERS)

Palestinian Fatah movement fighters walks past a mural commemorating iconic leader Yasser Arafat during a rally marking the 50th anniversary of the movement's creation in the refugee camp of Ain Al-Helweh in the southern Lebanese city of Sidon. The Fatah movement was founded by the late iconic leader Yasser Arafat in the 1950s and formally launched its armed struggle against Israel on January 1, 1965. (MAHMOUD ZAYYAT / AFP)

Palestinian Fatah movement fighters walks past a mural commemorating iconic leader Yasser Arafat during a rally marking the 50th anniversary of the movement’s creation in the refugee camp of Ain Al-Helweh in the southern Lebanese city of Sidon. The Fatah movement was founded by the late iconic leader Yasser Arafat in the 1950s and formally launched its armed struggle against Israel on January 1, 1965. (MAHMOUD ZAYYAT / AFP)

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