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Wedding party

This is a picture from a wedding party that took place in central Sana'a one evening. The groom is towards the right end of the picture holding a sword. Note that there are only men who attend the party. The women have their own party elsewhere (and certainly not in public).
Yemen part IV - The south and the west

January 8th 2007
Yemen part IV - The south and the west First I'd like to write a little about the habit of chewing khat. Khat is in most countries in the World considered a drug and consequently illegal. In countries where it is legal however, for instance in Yemen but also in Ethiopia for instance, it is used by a very high percentage of the population. Th ... read more
Middle East » Yemen

Yemeni Flag North Yemen became independent of the Ottoman Empire in 1918. The British, who had set up a protectorate area around the southern port of Aden in the 19th century, withdrew in 1967 from what became South Yemen. Three years later, the southern governm... ... read more
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