On 7 January, Syria was hit by a fierce winter storm, forcing the lucky ones to stay inside their homes, while the unlucky had to find shelter where they could. Although the storm placed lives of refugees and the displaced at risk, fighters in Syria swapped grenades for snowballs. And so, for the first time in three years, no-one died from the violence of Syria's civil war.

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A boy carries firewood as he makes his way through snow in the Duma neighbourhood of DamascusBadra Mamet/Reuters
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Civilians and members of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent play with snow in the Duma neighbourhood of DamascusBadra Mamet/Reuters
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A man carries bags of vegetables as he makes his way through snow in the Duma neighbourhoodBadra Mamet/Reuters
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A boy walks past a snowman along a road covered with snow in the Duma neighborhoodBadra Mamet/Reuters
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Children look at faces made out of snow placed on a car during a winter storm in the Duma neighborhoodBadra Mamet/Reuters
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Men walk along a street during snowfall in the Duma neighborhood of DamascusBadra Mamet/Reuters
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A man holds an umbrella as he makes his way through a road covered with snow in the Duma neighborhood of DamascusBassam Khabieh/Reuters
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Children warm themselves around a fire in al-Sukari neighborhood of AleppoHosam Katan/Reuters
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Tthe Duma neighborhood of Damascus covered in snow on January 8Bassam Khabieh/Reuters
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A cemetery in a rebel-held area of Aleppo, the day after the stormHamid Khatib/Reuters