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Who'd have bet on that?:

• By Ross Ibbetson

The Las Vegas strip in Nevada was covered in snow for the first time in years

Snowflakes were lit up by the neon lights of the hotels and casinos on Sunday

For many of the children in Las Vegas it was their first chance to play in the snow

There had not been measurable snow in the desert city since December 2008

The famous Las Vegas strip was covered in white on Sunday night as snow covered the desert city for the first time in a decade.

Weather warnings for the desert region were issued as residents and tourists took to social media to share the stunning scenes.

Although there had been a flurry ten days ago this was the first measurable snow in over a decade.