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Heavy snow and bitterly cold weather have caused scores of deaths and major disruption in parts of Iran, Afghanistan, Central Asia and Pakistan.
Some areas have seen snow for the first time in years, with people struggling to keep warm in sub-zero temperatures amid power shortages.
In Iran, heavy snow over recent days has seen eight people frozen to death after being trapped in their cars.
Tens of thousands of other motorists were rescued from their vehicles.
Some desert areas in Iran reported snowfalls for the first time in living memory.