Yemen Road Trip

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A family on holiday from Sanaa sits on the patio of the Al Saeed Hotel in Taezz, Yemen, Nov. 30, 2009. In conservative Yemen, nearly every woman wears the niqab in public to cover her face, and many consider photographs haram, or forbidden. A raging conflict with Houthi rebels in Yemen's north and clashes with separatists in the South continue to erode stability in the Arabian Peninsula's poorest state, where half of the population lives in abject poverty.