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Snow in Jerusalem

Holidays are almost a routine in Jerusalem, as it is inhabited by many religions and factions. However, once in a few years Jerusalem enjoys a very special holiday, as the 800 meters high city is covered with snow.

On such an event, joy and excitement sweeps everyone in the Holy City (except some tourists who are indifferent to snow). Schools in Jerusalem are closed, as well as many workplaces, and transportation in and to the city is disrupted.

At the same time, most lowland Israelis enviously watch the news, which constantly deal with the snow above any other issue. Many other Israelis head to Jerusalem, facing the risk that the snow would melt by the time they manage to deal with the traffic.

This time I've decided not to miss any chance of capturing snow in Jerusalem. The result is technically inferior to my other albums, but I still like it very much.

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Mt of Olives - The Jewish cemetery, looking north
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Mt of Olives - The Jewish cemetery, …
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A view of the Russian Church of Mary Magdalene
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A view of the Russian Church of Mary…
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Looking at the Old City
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Looking at the Old City
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The Dome of the Rock
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The Dome of the Rock
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The Jewish cemetary
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The Jewish cemetary
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The Church of Agony / All Nations
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The Church of Agony / All Nations
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Tourists at the church facade
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Tourists at the church facade
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A view from the church facade
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A view from the church facade
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Russian tourists are more interested in the church than in the snow
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Russian tourists are more interested…
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A lady stands in high heels, while a Jerusalem "snow-dozer" passes by
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A lady stands in high heels, while a…
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A view of the Kidron Valley near Jerusalem walls
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A view of the Kidron Valley near Jer…
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The Old City's Golden Gate and the Kidron Valley
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The Old City's Golden Gate and the K…
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St Stephen Church
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St Stephen Church
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Catholic cemetery
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Catholic cemetery
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The Old City and the Kidron Valley
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The Old City and the Kidron Valley
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An Orthodox priest walking slowly in the snow
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An Orthodox priest walking slowly in…
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The rise to the Old City
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The rise to the Old City
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The Lion's gate
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The Lion's gate
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Sacher Park
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Sacher Park
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Boys wearing scarves of Beitar Jerusalem football (soccer) club
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Boys wearing scarves of Beitar Jerus…
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Getting photographed with the snowman
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Getting photographed with the snowma…
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One of several media crews at the park
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One of several media crews at the pa…
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