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Snow falls on Syrian refugees

Updated 5:07 AM ET, Sat December 21, 2013
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A Syrian boy shows off his snowman at a refugee camp in the Bekaa Valley on December 12. Christian Streib/CNN
The Shuhada Camp in Bekaa Valley pictured on December 16. The number of Syrians who have fled their war-ravaged country is more than 2 million, according to the United Nations. Lebanon has taken in more than 800,000 refugees. Chrstian Streib/CNN
Syrian refugees play in the snow at the Shuhada Camp in Arsal, Lebanon on December 16. Impoverished Syrian refugees throughout the Middle East are facing harsh winter weather. Chrstian Streib/CNN
Food distribution to Syrian refugees in Arsal, Lebanon on December 16. Mohammed Jamjoom/CNN
A Syrian refugee gets his hair cut at the Shuhada Camp. Chrstian Streib/CNN
Um Bassam, a 70 year old refugee from Syria, is one of the recipients of a stove for heating that was distributed by the UNHCR in Arsal, Lebanon. Mohammed Jamjoom/CNN
Syrian refugees unload relief supplies at the Shuhada Camp. Chrstian Streib/CNN
Children play in the snow at a refugee camp in Arsal on December 15. Bilal Hussein/AP
Syrian refugee Mariam al-Hamed burns an old shoe for warmth inside her tent at a refugee camp near Baalbek, Lebanon. Bilal Hussein/AP
Young refugees build a snowman following a storm in Baaloul on December 12. MAHMOUD ZAYYAT/AFP/Getty Images
A Syrian refugee carries firewood in the Lebanese village of Hammana. WAEL HAMZEH/EPA/Landov
A Syrian woman stands in front of a fountain in Istanbul, Turkey. The recent snowfall brought more misery to refugees in Turkey, who are facing an increasing shortage of supplies. BULENT KILIC/AFP/Getty Images
A Syrian refugee looks out of his makeshift tent during a snowstorm in Amman, Jordan. Shadi Alnsoor/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images
A man removes snow from the roof of his tent at a camp in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley. Mohammed Zaatari/AP
Syrian refugees go out in the snow during a winter storm on December 11 in the Lebanese town of Zahle. MOHAMED AZAKIR/Reuters/Landov