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After juno-1
Brooklyn, NY, United States
By Hugo Massa
28 Jan 2015

Brooklyn residents volunteer to clear snow from the sidewalks. Winter Storm Juno moved further east, faster than predicted, leaving NYC residents relieved. Roads were open by 10 a.m.

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After juno-2
Brooklyn, NY, United States
By Hugo Massa
28 Jan 2015

Brooklyn residents volunteer to clear snow from the sidewalks. Winter Storm Juno moved further east, faster than predicted, leaving NYC residents relieved. Roads were open by 10 a.m.

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After juno-3
Brooklyn, NY, United States
By Hugo Massa
28 Jan 2015

Brooklyn residents volunteer to clear snow from the sidewalks. Winter Storm Juno moved further east, faster than predicted, leaving NYC residents relieved. Roads were open by 10 a.m.

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After juno-4
Brooklyn, NY, United States
By Hugo Massa
28 Jan 2015

Brooklyn residents volunteer to clear snow from the sidewalks. Winter Storm Juno moved further east, faster than predicted, leaving NYC residents relieved. Roads were open by 10 a.m.

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After juno-5
Brooklyn, NY, United States
By Hugo Massa
28 Jan 2015

Brooklyn residents volunteer to clear snow from the sidewalks. Winter Storm Juno moved further east, faster than predicted, leaving NYC residents relieved. Roads were open by 10 a.m.

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After juno-6
Brooklyn, NY, United States
By Hugo Massa
28 Jan 2015

Brooklyn residents volunteer to clear snow from the sidewalks. Winter Storm Juno moved further east, faster than predicted, leaving NYC residents relieved. Roads were open by 10 a.m.

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After juno-7
Brooklyn, NY, United States
By Hugo Massa
28 Jan 2015

Brooklyn residents volunteer to clear snow from the sidewalks. Winter Storm Juno moved further east, faster than predicted, leaving NYC residents relieved. Roads were open by 10 a.m.

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After juno-8
Brooklyn, NY, United States
By Hugo Massa
28 Jan 2015

Quentin and Eric were knocking at doors around the neighborhood to shovel people's front door. They do that "to help people, for a few bucks" and "try to keep fair prices, no matter how beautiful is the building".

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After juno-9
Brooklyn, NY, United States
By Hugo Massa
28 Jan 2015

A Brooklyn Botanic Garden employee shovels at the entrance of the park.

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After juno-10
Brooklyn, NY, United States
By Hugo Massa
28 Jan 2015

Brooklyn residents enjoy a day off to sled and cross-country ski in Prospect Park.

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After juno-11
Brooklyn, NY, United States
By Hugo Massa
28 Jan 2015

Brooklyn residents enjoy a day off to sled and cross-country ski in Prospect Park.

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After juno-12
Brooklyn, NY, United States
By Hugo Massa
28 Jan 2015

Brooklyn residents enjoy a day off to sled and cross-country ski in Prospect Park.

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After juno-13
Brooklyn, NY, United States
By Hugo Massa
28 Jan 2015

Brooklyn residents enjoy a day off to sled and cross-country ski in Prospect Park.

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After juno-14
Brooklyn, NY, United States
By Hugo Massa
28 Jan 2015

Brooklyn residents enjoy a day off to sled and cross-country ski in Prospect Park.

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After juno-15
Brooklyn, NY, United States
By Hugo Massa
28 Jan 2015

Brooklyn residents enjoy a day off to sled and cross-country ski in Prospect Park.

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After juno-16
Brooklyn, NY, United States
By Hugo Massa
28 Jan 2015

Brooklyn residents enjoy a day off to sled and cross-country ski in Prospect Park.

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After juno-17
Brooklyn, NY, United States
By Hugo Massa
28 Jan 2015

Brooklyn residents enjoy a day off to sled and cross-country ski in Prospect Park.

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After juno-18
Brooklyn, NY, United States
By Hugo Massa
28 Jan 2015

Brooklyn residents enjoy a day off to sled and cross-country ski in Prospect Park.

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Skiing at the Top of Lebanon
Kfardebian
By Andreanewilliams
17 Jan 2015

With 18 lifts and 18 kilometers of slopes, Mzaar Kfardebian is one of the biggest ski resorts in the Middle East. Located between 1600 and 2 800 meters of altitude and only 44 kilometers north from Beirut, the station is also one of Lebanon’s greatest open secrets. It host up to 100 000 visitors each year, including many tourists from Arab countries. “Lebanon is special because the sea is very close to the slopes. In April, you can go skiing in the morning and to the beach in the afternoon”, explains Christian Rizk, Executive Director of the station, proudly. “Mzaar Kfardebian can be compared to a small ski resort in Europe”, he adds. Open since the beginning of the sixties, Mzaar Kfardebian was developed into a modern resort in 1992, after the end of the Lebanese Civil War (1975-1991). It’s owners have since then invested millions of dollars to make it as modern as any ski resort in the Alps, although the resort has kept its Middle Eastern charm, with visitors tanning while enjoying a shisha and playing “dabke” (traditional Lebanese drum) at the bottom of the slopes.

Article available upon request in English and French.

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Skiing Afghanistan
Bamiyan
By Christina Feldt
23 Jun 2014

The Bamiyan Valley is one of the most beautiful places Afghanistan has to offer but it is best known for the destruction of the ancient Buddha statues by the Taliban in 2001. Before skiing arrived to Bamiyan, winter was a desolate time of unemployment. Now, skiing has attracted visitors and is one sign of repose.

For most Afghans, skiing is a very alien concept and there is a severe lack of gear and equipment for all new ski enthusiasts. Many villagers make their own poles and skis out of wood with metal sheeting shaped and nailed to the skis. The Bamiyan ski club and the Aga Khan Foundation are determined to attract more people and spectators to the sport and enable more and more locals to enroll in this new unlikely activity. To promote skiing and tourism in the region, the Bamiyan Ski Club organizes the Afghan Ski Challenge every year in March. The event gathers skiing enthusiasts from Afghanistan and Switzerland.