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As the snow piles up in the capital, Jerusalemites head out to enjoy their frosted flakes before the city turns into a slushy mess

High canine spirits in southern Jerusalem (photo credit: Yishai Cohen)
High canine spirits in southern Jerusalem (photo credit: Yishai Cohen)

Several inches of snow fell in Jerusalem from midday Wednesday into Thursday, blanketing the city in white. The event, which only happens once every few years, brought the capital to a halt, and turned the city into a massive playground for lovers of snow. From the white-capped Dome of the Rock to slush covered light train tracks, Jerusalem of gold has become a photogenic Jerusalem of white.

A couple in Independence Park share a frozen smooch. (photo credit: Miriam Alster/Flash90)
A couple in Independence Park share a frozen smooch. (photo credit: Miriam Alster/Flash90)
Father Christmas came a little late this year (photo credit: Kayla Horovitz)
Father Christmas came a little late this year (photo credit: Kayla Horovitz)
A dog enjoys the snow in Jerusalem, Thursday, January 10, 2013 (photo credit: Amy Kalman)
A dog enjoys the snow in Jerusalem, Thursday, January 10, 2013 (photo credit: Amy Kalman)
The Old City walls, viewed from southern Jerusalem (photo credit: Yishai Cohen)
The Old City walls, viewed from southern Jerusalem (photo credit: Yishai Cohen)
A man sleds down the normally crowded Ben Yehuda pedestrian mall. (photo credit: Miriam Alster/Flash90)
A man sleds down the normally crowded Ben Yehuda pedestrian mall. (photo credit: Miriam Alster/Flash90)
A light rail arrives at the slush-covered Mahane Yehuda stop. (photo credit: Greg Tepper/Times of Israel staff)
A light rail arrives at the slush-covered Mahane Yehuda stop. (photo credit: Greg Tepper/Times of Israel staff)

 

A palm tree tries on some white in the Gilo neighborhood. (photo credit: Gabe Fisher/Times of Israel staff)
A palm tree tries on some white in the Gilo neighborhood. (photo credit: Gabe Fisher/Times of Israel staff)
Playing in Independence Park (photo credit: Miriam Alster/Flash90)
Playing in Independence Park (photo credit: Miriam Alster/Flash90)
A dog is nonplussed by the white stuff in Har Adar in the hills west of Jerusalem. (photo credit: Linda Amar/ Times of Israel staff)
A dog is nonplussed by the white stuff in Har Adar in the hills west of Jerusalem. (photo credit: Linda Amar/ Times of Israel staff)
People trudging through the capital. (photo credit: Courtesy/David Katz)
People trudging through the capital. (photo credit: Courtesy/David Katz)
Jerusalem looking more like Oslo. (photo credit: Uri Lenz/Flash90)
Jerusalem looking more like Oslo. (photo credit: Uri Lenz/Flash90)
The Western Wall plaza clad in vestments of white. (photo credit: Courtesy/Mike Horton)
The Western Wall plaza clad in vestments of white. (photo credit: Courtesy/Mike Horton)
A snowman doing his best Fred Astaire. (photo credit: Nati Shohat/Flash90)
A snowman doing his best Fred Astaire. (photo credit: Nati Shohat/Flash90)
A plow plying Jerusalem's streets early Thursday morning. (photo credit: Raphael Ahren/TimesofIsrael staff)
A plow plying Jerusalem’s streets early Thursday morning. (photo credit: Raphael Ahren/TimesofIsrael staff)
A man at the Western Wall, perhaps praying for rain of the non-freezing variety. (photo credit: Nati Shohat/Flash90)
A man at the Western Wall, perhaps praying for rain of the non-freezing variety. (photo credit: Nati Shohat/Flash90)
A girl hugging a snowman (photo credit: Mitch Ginsburg/Times of Israel staff)
A girl hugging a snowman (photo credit: Mitch Ginsburg/Times of Israel staff)
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