F/Cars drive in low visibility conditions during a sandstorm in Cairo 22 January 2004
: Cars drive in low visibility conditions during a sandstorm in Cairo 22 January 2004. Six people were killed and another 42 hurt in traffic accidents around Egypt, as the country was swept by heavy rains and sandstroms that also forced traffic to be diverted from Cairo airport, reports said. The Suez Canal was closed early 23 January 2004 as bad weather struck Egypt, preventing dozens of ships from passing through the vital waterway, according to a port official.
24/01/2004

F/An Indian Kashmiri man covers himself and his child in a blanket as he makes his way along a street in Srinagar 15 January 2004
An Indian Kashmiri man covers himself and his child in a blanket as he makes his way along a street in Srinagar 15 January 2004. During the winter months the residents of Kashmir must endure harsh weather conditions including sub-zero temperatures, rain and snowfall.
15/01/2004

r / Geese cross a road in Skopje central park as a snow begins to fall
Geese cross a road in Skopje central park as a snow begins to fall on January 11, 2004. The lack of snow in Macedonia was threatening to harm the country's growing tourism sector and persistently dry weather and high temperatures since April had triggered water shortages. REUTERS/Ognen Teofilovski
12/01/2004

F_A group of Bangladeshi people attempt to keep warm by huddling around a fire of burning rubbish by a roadside in Dhaka, 05 January 2004.
F_A group of Bangladeshi people attempt to keep warm by huddling around a fire of burning rubbish by a roadside in Dhaka, 05 January 2004. According to government figures at least 153 people have died in Bangladesh this winter due to the cold weather. AFP PHOTO/Farjana KHAN GODHULY
05/01/2004

f / Rescue services evacuate residents in a boat 02 December 2003
Rescue services evacuate residents in a boat 02 December 2003 in Grigny south-eastern France. Heavy rain and flooding in southern France sparked a major weather alert, forcing evacuations, the closure of two nuclear power plants and leaving at least three people dead, officials said. AFP PHOTO JEAN-PHILIPPE KSIAZEK
03/12/2003

F/People play in the snow in front of the Blue Mosque 23 January 2004, in Istanbul.
People play in the snow in front of the Blue Mosque 23 January 2004, in Istanbul. Bone-chilling temperatures, heavy snow and high winds threw parts of southeastern Europe into deep freeze Friday, trapping thousands in their cars, cutting power to homes and strapping emergency services. At least three people froze to death in Turkey as the mercury dropped to minus 10 degrees Celsius (14 degrees Fahrenheit) in the east of the country. AFP PHOTO/Mustafa Ozer
24/01/2004

F/A Turk takes a stroll in a snow-covered central park in downtown Ankara where swans clean their feathers, unaffected by sub-zero temperatures, 23 January 2004
A Turk takes a stroll in a snow-covered central park in downtown Ankara where swans clean their feathers, unaffected by sub-zero temperatures, 23 January 2004. Turkish rescue services 23 January struggled to rescue thousands of drivers trapped in their cars as snow and freezing temperatures created deadly conditions and cut transportation for a second day across much of Turkey, officials said
24/01/2004

f / People try to walk in a heavy snowstorm in Taksim square area in Istanbul, Turkey.AFP PHOTO/Mustafa Ozer
People try to walk in a heavy snowstorm in Taksim square area in Istanbul, Turkey.AFP PHOTO/Mustafa Ozer
23/01/2004

F_A snowplough opens the mountain road that links the Lebanese capital Beirut with Damascus in the eastern peaks of Mount Lebanon at Dahr al-Baydar, 09 January 2004.
F_A snowplough opens the mountain road that links the Lebanese capital Beirut with Damascus in the eastern peaks of Mount Lebanon at Dahr al-Baydar, 09 January 2004. Temperatures can drop markedly over the winter in the Lebanese mountains, and snow has fallen this week. AFP PHOTO/Joseph BARRAK
09/01/2004

f: People take shelter from the rain at a filling station closed in compliance with Nigeria Labour Congress earlier directive for a general strike
f: People take shelter from the rain at a filling station closed in compliance with Nigeria Labour Congress earlier directive for a general strike
21/01/2004

R/An Iraqi train makes a stop in the town of Sheikh Dari,
An Iraqi train makes a stop in the town of Sheikh Dari, north of the capital Baghdad January 15, 2004. In the heyday of early 1900s rail travel in Iraq, trains went from Baghdad to Istanbul and linked to the Orient Express on the other side of Bosphorous, going all the way to Paris and London.
18/01/2004

f / Iraqis stand outside their tents near a marsh
TO GO WITH AFP ARABIC STORY IRAQ-SOUTH-MARSHES: Iraqis stand outside their tents near a marsh in the village of al-Hamar, outside the southern city of Nassiriya 16 January 2004. Some 40 families, who had their mud houses in the drained marshes, were forced to move away after coalition forces have helped return water to the marshes. The marshes began to decline in the 1950s as dam-building in Syria and Turkey attenuated the river flows, but the process accelerated dramatically in the 1990s after the Persian Gulf War, when former dictator Saddam Hussein built giant canals and drains. Most believe the ousted leader drained the marshes to punish the Shiite Muslims who lived there for opposing his minority Sunni Muslim government. PHOTO/AFP/Ahmad Al-Rubaye
17/01/2004

R_A man tries to rescue his cart from being swept away on a road flooded by heavy rains near the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk, some 250kms northwest of Baghdad, January 8, 2004. REUTERS/Alexander Demianchuk
R_A man tries to rescue his cart from being swept away on a road flooded by heavy rains near the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk, some 250kms northwest of Baghdad, January 8, 2004. REUTERS/Alexander Demianchuk
09/01/2004

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