A snow plough shovels snow in Lebanon
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Lebanon: Four people dead as severe snow hits

9 January 2013 Last updated at 12:13 GMT

Four people in Lebanon have died as a snow storm and heavy rains hit parts of the country.

Officials have raised the alert level to maximum and say the country is facing the worst weather conditions in a decade.

Carine Torbey from BBC Arabic reports from Beirut.