In pictures: Jerusalem experiences rare snowfall

Jerusalem is a city that does not regularly witness snowfall but this week has been an exception. The city turned white as holy sites carried layers of snow. The snowfall started on Wednesday. The residents are making merry and even making snowmen! Check out the pics

Holy sites wear white!

Holy sites wear white!

Jerusalem has a wealth of holy places. The snowfall made them wear layers of white. A worshipper can be seen walking as snow falls on the Dome of the Rock Mosque in Jerusalem's al-Aqsa mosque compound

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Life goes on!

Life goes on!

The residents were forced to carry umbrellas as they went about their business.
 

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Snowfall in the Old City

Snowfall in the Old City

Snow falls at the Damascus Gate in Jerusalem's Old City

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So much snow

So much snow

The snowfall was enough for some people to make snowmen.

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Snow everywhere

Snow everywhere

Snow covers the Mount of Olives Jewish cemetery with a view of the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque compound in the background

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Residents trudge the snow-filled streets

Residents trudge the snow-filled streets

Residents had to find their way through snow-filled streets

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