Yemen Road Trip

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A woman sits in a Baskin Robbins ice cream shop in Aden, Yemen, Dec. 2, 2009. Although Aden is considered more liberal than other parts of Yemen, women still often opt for the niqab to cover their faces in public. 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.