Rare snowstorm blankets Jerusalem

1. Snow covers the Russian Church over the neighbourhood of Ein Kerem and the western outskirts of Jerusalem January 10, 2013.

Rare snowstorm blankets Jerusalem

2. Palestinians stand on the compound known to Muslims as al-Haram al-Sharif and to Jews as Temple Mount in Jerusalem’s Old City.

Rare snowstorm blankets Jerusalem

3. Palestinians walk on the compound known to Muslims as al-Haram al-Sharif and to Jews as Temple Mount in Jerusalem’s Old City.

Rare snowstorm blankets Jerusalem

4. Ultra-Orthodox Jewish men walk down snow-covered steps in front of Damascus Gate in Jerusalem’s Old City January 10, 2013.

Rare snowstorm blankets Jerusalem

5. A bird stands on a snow-covered fence in the West Bank city of Ramallah January 10, 2013.

Rare snowstorm blankets Jerusalem

6. A Palestinian throws a snowball in the snow-covered Jewish cemetery on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem January 10, 2013.

Rare snowstorm blankets Jerusalem

7. A snowman with a hat traditionally worn by ultra-Orthodox Jews is seen in a snow-covered park in Jerusalem January 10, 2013.

Rare snowstorm blankets Jerusalem

8. Palestinians walk in the snow in front of the Dome of the Rock on the compound known to Muslims as al-Haram al-Sharif and to Jews.

Rare snowstorm blankets Jerusalem

9. Snow covers the Jewish cemetery on the Mount of Olives (front) and the Dome of the Rock on the compound know to Muslims as al-Haram.

Rare snowstorm blankets Jerusalem

10. An Israeli jumps with a snowboard in Jerusalem’s French Hill neighbourhood January 10, 2013. The worst snowstorm in 20 years.

Rare snowstorm blankets Jerusalem

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