No hurricanes, record-breaking typhooons, or new islands this week; Mother Nature might be taking a holiday. In Europe, people continued to grapple with the aftermath of winter strom Xaver, while the Philippines is still -- one month later -- digging out from Typhoon Haiyan. Palestinians got a rainbow; South Africans a double rainbow. But the biggest news came from the Middle East, where a powerful storm dumped inches of snow on regions that hadn't seen any in decades. In Egypt, local news outlets said Cairo was seeing its first snowfall in 112 years. Break out the 20th-century sleds!