Severe weather left multiple people dead and damaged buildings throughout the South Wednesday.
Faced with fuel shortages and freezing weather, many Syrian civilians are felling trees from local forests and woodlands to stay warm.
Parts of the UK are still in the grip of severe weather, with south Wales and south-west England still badly affected.
The Met Office has upgraded its weather warning for Wales after heavy snow brought disruption to roads and nearly 500 schools on Tuesday.
Tuesday saw the worst day so far this year for snow in Scotland, with the wintry weather leaving many roads blocked and 150 schools shut.
More disruption to travel is expected as poor weather continues across the UK, with warnings about icy conditions and possible further snow.
Jan 19, 2013; 2:41 AM ET On the back side of a clipper system, bitterly cold air will make it's way into the Northern Plains.
As snowy weather hits the UK the BBC's Louise Hubball reports from Bradgate Park in Leicestershire where ice lays thick on the ground
For the third year in a row, our temperatures and precipitation were above average. For the second year running, snowfall came in less than average. Our average high temperature in 2012 was 64.4 degrees and the average low temperature was 44.2 degrees. This put the year's overall temperature 2.7 degrees ...
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