Surprising Snow Storm: 100 Years After, It Is Snowing Again In Egypt

Nobody in Cairo was dreaming of a white Christmas, but it looks like they’ll get one!

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Pyramids of Egypt covered by snow – December 2013. Photo: Imgur

The worst snowstorm in more than 50 years hit the Middle East, blanketing Cairo, Jerusalem and areas of Syria in white powder.

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Snow in Jerusalem – December 2013. Photo: Imgur

It was the first time in 100 years that Egypt had seen snow.

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Sphinx covered by snow in Egypt – December 2013. Photo: Imgur

Instagram quickly filled with images of snowball fights and landscapes, but in areas like Palestine, some were caught off guard.

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State of Emergency for refugees after snow covered their camps – December 2013. Photo: Instagram

The United Nations expressed concern for refugees caught in the cold, but many families are ineligible for help because they are not registered with the UN, according to Al Jazeera.

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Refugee camp under snow after snow storm in Syria and Jerusalem – December 2013

Ben Gurion airport in Tel Aviv, Israel, was forced to close its doors briefly after snow clogged its main highway.

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