New Delhi, Feb 11 (IANS) Iraq’s capital Baghdad awoke to see a thin layer of fresh snow, an extremely rare phenomenon for one of the world’s hottest countries, and delighted residents declared it an omen of peace.
The people of Baghdad are more used to heat than cold. The 2008 snowfall in Baghdad was seen for the first time in about a century.
Although Baghdad sometimes sees hail and sleet, snow has never been witnessed in living memory.
As Iraq enjoys only the second snowfall in a century, social media is currently exploding with flabbergasted users sharing photos & footage.
A user wrote, “Really it is the sign of climate change.”
Another wrote, “Omg so excited to see snow… it’s beautiful”.
A post read, “Snow-covered palm trees are a sight to see.”
“Snow in Iraq, it’s a miracle,” read another post.