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JERUSALEM POST, THE TIMES OF ISRAEL (Israel)

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JERUSALEM- With Israel’s largest storm in 20 years bringing snow and freezing temperatures to Jerusalem and the mountains in the north and center of Israel on Wednesday night, authorities closed part of the main highway connecting Tel Aviv and the capital for a short time due to ice that had accumulated in a mountain pass reports The Times of Israel.

Residents of the capital woke up to more than 10 centimeters of snow in some places, leaving its mark throughout the center of the city, though higher elevation neighborhoods notched the largest accumulation.

Most schools were closed, and The Jerusalem Post reported nearly 500 calls made to the Fire and Rescue Services for assistance in the capital.

In a place usually known for its bright sunshine, historic treasures and religious zeal, Jerusalemites and its visitors took advantage of this rare change of weather. Here's some of our favorites shots of the holy city under a blanket of white:

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