Yemen Road Trip

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People board a tour boat from the harbor visitors' center in Aden, Yemen, Dec. 2, 2009. Nearly a decade has passed since the USS Cole bombing in Aden's Port. Yemen's weak central government and porous borders make it fertile ground for extremists to operate in. Lawlessness, growing poverty, a water crisis, a raging conflict with Houthi rebels in Yemen's north and clashes with separatists in the South continue to destabilize the Arabian Peninsula's poorest state.