Snow and palm trees in Algeria
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Snowstorm 'unusual sight' in Algeria

A cold snap in Algeria led to an unusual sight in the North African country, with scenes of palm trees surrounded by snow.

The BBC's Lucy Hockings reports on the freak snowstorm.

  • 18 Jan 2012
  • From the section Africa
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