Winter is coming

Snow in Jerusalem
Snow is a very rare thing in Jerusalem - most winters it does not snow at all, and there is never more than a few days of snow. Today Jerusalem was hit by the worst snowstorm in the last 20 years.

Dorfer See, Austrian Alps

Dorfer See, Austrian Alps
Dorfer See (Lake Dorfer) is located at an altitude of almost 2km in the Hohe Tauern National Park in the Austrian Alps.

Swiss Guards

Swiss Guards
The Pontifical Swiss Guards of the Holy See in the official dress uniforms. The Swiss Guard is the de facto military force of Vatican City and the oldest (over 500 years) standing active military unit. There are about 135 men in the force, all - single Catholic Swiss males, not shorter than 174 cm.

Gendarmerie Mobile

Gendarmerie Mobile
The Gendarmerie Mobile is a subdivision of the French Gendarmerie, used mostly in riot-control. The guys on the picture are making sure that the law abiding Parisians and the clueless tourists do not come in contact with the traditional annual National Front "Jeanne d'Arc" rally, which you can see in the background.

Uniformed couples

Uniformed couples
Two Israeli border policewomen and two arab cleaning boys on a smoking break in Jerusalem's Mamilla Mall.

Happy New Year

Happy New Year
Happy New Year, health and prosperity to you all.

Trebic, Czech Republic

Trebic, Czech Republic
Trebic is a small town in the Moravian highlands of the Czech Republic, famous for its well preserved Jewish Quarter (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), which you can see in the picture.

Twins

Twin puppies
Another picture from the 2012 JSPCA Calendar. Benjamin, on the left, was adopted. His sister Rosemarry is still in the shelter.

The Holy Sepulchre

The Holy Sepulchre
The Edicule (from the Latin aediculum - a small building) in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, Israel.

Temple of Olympian Zeus, Athens

Temple of Olympian Zeus, Athens
The great Temple of Olympian Zeus in Athens, whose construction started in the 6th century BC and lasted until the 2nd century AD, originally had 104 columns. Only 15 of them remain standing today.

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