Syrian refugees run for cover from snow during a winter storm in Zahle town, in the Bekaa Valley

Syrian refugees run for cover from snow during a winter storm in Zahle town, in the Bekaa Valley December 11, 2013. The worst of winter is yet to come for 2.2 million refugees living outside Syria and millions more displaced inside the country. A storm named Alexa is sweeping across Syria and Lebanon, bringing with it high winds and freezing temperatures – and marking the beginning of the third winter since the Syrian conflict began in March 2011. In the tented settlement a few kilometres (miles) from the border in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley, more than 1,000 people live in rudimentary shelters. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir (LEBANON – Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST CONFLICT SOCIETY IMMIGRATION ENVIRONMENT) – RTX16E47

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