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Storms blanket parts of Mid-East in snow

11 January 2013 Last updated at 04:39 GMT

The worst storms to hit the Middle East in a decade have claimed several lives and left large parts of Israel and Jordan blanketed in snow.

Across the region, many schools are shut and thousands of homes are without power.

The freezing conditions have brought misery for thousands of Syrians living in refugee camps in northern Jordan, Turkey and Lebanon.

James Kelly reports.