The year began with extreme cold weather and snowstorms. In southeast Asia, extreme winter conditionsÃÂincluding snow and avalanchesÃÂclaimed the lives of more that 800 people in Afghanistan, India, and Pakistan.In the US, strong snowstorms swept the Midwest on January 22 and 23, killing 20 people. In pic:
Tirah valley, a remote area of the Khyber bordering Afghanistan.
Which was the most tragic disaster of the year?