Mar 06, 2012 06:12 AM EDT
Heavy snowstorms gripped certain regions of the Middle East, which is better known for its scorching hot weather, early this year.
From the low deserts of Saudi Arabia to the eastern areas of Lebanon, snowflakes were seen trailing down through the wintry weather.
Despite the freezing temperatures, residents bundled themselves up in warm clothing and took to the clogged streets to play with snow.
This pristine white scene stands in sharp contrast to the fiery weather witnessed in the rest of the year and is a delight to most photographers.
Palestinian walk along a snow covered road in the West Bank village of Halhul near Hebron.Source: Ammar Awad / Reuters
Camels are seen in the snow after a heavy snowstorm in the desert, near Tabuk.Source: Stringer . / Reuters
Residents walk on the snow covered main highway linking Beirut to Damascus after a heavy snowstorm in Sawfar village.Source: Mohamed Azakir / Reuters
Saudis seen in the snow after a heavy snowstorm in the desert, near TabukSource: Stringer . / Reuters
A Saudi man plays with snow after a heavy snowstorm in the desert, near Tabuk.Source: Stringer . / Reuters
A man play with his daughters in the snow after a heavy snowstorm in Amman.