yemen

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Sana'a Old Town with its fancifully decorated tower houses above the main souk
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Sana'a Old Town with its fancifully decorated tower houses above the main souk
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Early morning light on Yemen's capital city Sana'a, its Old Town a Unesco World Heritage site
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In Sana'a tower houses overlook vegetable gardens where Unesco's World Heritage project began in 1986
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In Sana'a Old Town tower houses loom over taxis and cars
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Shibam, mud-brick city in the Hadhramawt, bears the nickname 'Manhattan of the Desert'
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Yemen's famous skyscraper city Shibam is a distant mirage beyond camels in a desert market
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Children playing football near a 'suburb' of Shibam's walled city in the Hadhramawt
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In Seiyoun, capital of Yemen's Hadhramawt, the sultan's palace (now a museum) gleams above a market
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Mud-brick tower houses behind the market in Seiyoun, the Hadhramawt capital
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A veiled woman is a motorbike passenger passing a Hadhramawt shopping 'plaza'
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Men relax at a central café in bustling Seiyoun, the Hadhramawt capital
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A newly built Islamic shrine emerges from the ruins of a mudbrick house near Al Hawta
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In the Hadhramawt's Wadi Do'an a village rises from seemingly arid terrain
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Date palms provide wealth to a village in the Hadhramawt's Wadi Do'an
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In the Hadhramawt's Wadi Do'an people head towards a small village
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West of Yemen's capital veiled women descend to the road below from the village of Al-Taweela
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Men perform a knife dance to honour a friend getting married that day in Thula
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Women in public are always veiled; a market display suggests at-home possibilities
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A shop's blue window frame in Amran, where most buildings are of mud bricks and straw, displays the owner's distinctive taste
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Window bars prevent a small boy from falling from a tower house into the street helow
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A large cistern is prominent in the ancient village of Hababa west of Sana'a
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A camel caravan traverses Wadi Sara'a in western Yemen
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Chewing qat, a leafy stimulant, is a nationwide habit; fresh bundles are widely available
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The terraced village of Bani Sa'ad viewed from the high Bakour plateau with the Haraz mountains beyond
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Among Yemen's many scenic splendours are the Haraz mountains in the west;
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Tiny villages dot hundreds of high crags in the Haraz mountains
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Hajjarah with its tall tower houses is a popular base for trekking in the Haraz mountains
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The plateau above Wadi Dahr and its renowned Rock Palace draws Yemeni families on weekend outings
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A young couple, the woman veiled as tradition demands, enjoys a stroll on the Wadi Dahr plateau
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The main attraction at Wadi Dahr, west of the capital Sana'a, is the renowned Rock Palace, once an imam's summer retreat
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