I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says “Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again”. – Lewis Carroll.
Residents smoke a hookah in snow-covered Jizeen, southern Lebanon. (Ali Hashisho / REUTERS)
Residents sunbathe in snow covered Jizeen, southern Lebanon. (Ali Hashisho / REUTERS)
A hairdresser uses a knife to carve a snow sculpture in front of his shop in Basour village, east of Beirut. A storm buffeted the Middle East with blizzards, rain and strong winds on Wednesday, keeping people at home across the region and raising concerns for Syrian refugees facing freezing temperatures in flimsy shelters. (Jamal Saidi / REUTERS)
A soldier try to look inside a car covered in snow in Bhamdoun, Lebanon. (Marwan Bou Haidar / Al-Akhbar)
A man carries the body of a six-year old Syrian boy who was found dead alongside another man in Ain al-Joz, in the mountains of Shebaa in south Lebanon, after they died from the cold as a major snow storm hit the region.
Members of the Lebanese Red Cross walk across the snow towards a refugee camp sheltering Syrian refugees in the village of Deir Al-Ahmar, in the Lebanese Bekaa valley, after a heavy snow storm hit the region the previous day. Many refugees in Lebanon were trapped in their tents by snow, struggling to stay warm in temperatures hovering around zero degrees. (AFP / STR)
A Lebanese Army soldier stands guard inside a cafe where a suicide bomb attack took place in Jabal Mohsen, Tripoli. At least seven people were killed after a cafe was attacked by a suicide bomber in the Lebanese city of Tripoli on Saturday.The al Qaeda-linked Nusra Front claimed responsibility for the attack on a Twitter account describing it as revenge for the Sunnis in Syria and Lebanon. (Hasan Shaaban / REUTERS)
Mourners carry the coffins of men who died in a cafe where a suicide bomb attack took place in Jabal Mohsen, Tripoli. The suicide bomb attack on a cafe in the Lebanese city of Tripoli killed at least seven people on Saturday, the latest violence to hit a region repeatedly buffeted by violence linked to the civil war in neighbouring Syria. The Nusra Front, al Qaeda’s official affiliate in the Syrian civil war, said it carried out the double suicide attack in the predominantly Alawite district of Jabal Mohsen “in revenge for the Sunnis in Syria and Lebanon”. (REUTERS / Stringer)
Residents look down from their balconies as a funeral procession of men who died inside a cafe where a suicide bomb attack took place, passes by in Jabal Mohsen, Tripoli. The double suicide attack that killed eight people at the cafe in the Lebanese city of Tripoli was carried out by the Islamic State group, the interior minister said on Sunday, contradicting a claim of responsibility by the al Qaeda-linked Nusra Front. (Hasan Shaaban / REUTERS)
A woman holds a sign that reads, “I am Charlie” in Chinese and French, during a protest against terrorism, and in solidarity with the victims of a shooting by gunmen at the Paris offices of the satirical weekly newspaper Charlie Hebdo earlier this week, in Beirut. (Jamal Saidi / REUTERS)
Lebanon’s Interior Minister Nohad Machnouk (C) walks through the damaged interior of a section of Roumieh prison where islamist prisoners were held. Lebanese forces stormed the country’s largest prison on Monday where Islamist militants are detained, security sources said, as authorities searched for those behind a double suicide attack at the weekend. (Machnouk facebook page)
Lebanese security forces stand beside a statue of the map of Lebanon in Roumieh prison, in Roumieh. (Hussam Shebaro / REUTERS)
Ana Zubashvili, Miss Georgia 2014 (L) and Saly Greige, Miss Lebanon 2014 (R) pose in Miami, Florida, USA. The 63rd annual Miss Universe pageant contestants are touring, filming, rehearsing and preparing to compete for the crown before the final event in Maimi, USA, on 25 January 2015. (EPA via Miss Universe Organization)