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Photos: Brutal winter weather thrashes Mideast

Updated 1:16 PM ET, Tue January 15, 2013
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Brutal winter weather is making dire conditions even more unbearable in parts of the Middle East, particularly for Syrian refugees who must endure freezing temperatures in tents. Olivier Voisin / AFP / Getty Images
Bedouin children from the al-Rashaida tribe warm themselves by a fire under a tent at their camp south of the West Bank city of Bethlehem on January 8, 2013. MUSA AL SHAER/AFP/Getty Images
A man walks in a flooded yard as he comes out of his squat in the Lebanese capital Beirut, on January 7. JOSEPH EID/AFP/Getty Images
A fireman's truck drives through a flooded road to rescue people trapped in their vehicles near the Israeli-Arab town of Kfar Qara, in central Israel. MENAHEM KAHANA/AFP/Getty Images
A man shouts as vehicles drive through flood waters in the southern Lebanese city of Sidon, on January 7. MAHMOUD ZAYYAT/AFP/Getty Images
A Syrian boy cuts wood at a refugee camp near the northern city of Azaz on the Syria-Turkey border, on January 8. Olivier VOISIN/AFP/Getty Images
Rescue team evacuates people trapped in their cars in a flooded road near the Israeli-Arab town of Kfar Qara, in central Israel. MENAHEM KAHANA/AFP/Getty Images
Lebanese farmers rescue a goat from the heavy rains and blusterous winds that the region encounters on January 7, 2013 in the Lebanese southern city of Jadra. MAHMOUD ZAYYAT/AFP/Getty Images