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A follower of the Shi'ite Muslim Houthi group carries his weapon on his shoulder as he attends an anti-government gathering in Arhab, north of Yemen's capital Sanaa

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A follower of the Shia Muslim Houthi group attends an anti-government gathering in Arhab, north of the capital of Yemen, Sana’a. The Houthis, who control much of the northern Saada province bordering Saudi Arabia, are trying to consolidate their power in the north as the country moves towards a federal system that gives more power to regional authorities.

Yemeni's pass burning tyres on a road during a protest against fuel price hikes in Sana'a, Yemen, 30 July 2014. According to media reports, the Yemeni government raised fuel prices on 30 July to reduce the burden on state subsidies following severe fuel shortage for more than five months.

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Yemeni’s pass burning tyres on a road during a protest against fuel price hikes in Sana’a, Yemen. The Yemeni government raised fuel prices on Wednesday to reduce the burden on state subsidies following severe fuel shortages

Graffiti campaign highlights concerns experienced by Yemenis...epaselect epa04282103 A Yemeni artist paints on a wall during a graffiti campaign expressing views on several social and political conflicts in Sanaía, Yemen, 25 June 2014. In response to social and political conflicts in Yemen right now, Yemeni artists and activists organized a graffiti campaign highlighting a set of concerns experienced by Yemenis, including civil wars, terrorism, child recruitment, sectarian wars, poverty, US drone war, corruption, spread of weapons and kidnapping.  EPA/YAHYA ARHAB

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An artist paints on a wall during a graffiti campaign on social and political conflicts in Sana’a, Yemen. The campaign highlights concerns experienced by Yemenis, including civil wars, terrorism, child recruitment, sectarian wars, poverty, US drone war, corruption, proliferation of weapons and kidnapping. Read more

African refugees live homelessly at a temporary shelter beside a road on World Refugee Day in Sana'a, Yemen, 20 June 2014. The number of African refugees who have come to Yemen during the past few years has reached 750,000, most of them are Somalis. World Refugee Day is marked on 20 June each year.

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Homeless African refugees gather at a temporary shelter beside a road on World Refugee Day in Sanaa, Yemen

Protesters burn tyres during a demonstration against against Yemen's fuel shortages near the house of President Abdu Rabbu Mansour Hadi in Sanaa...Protesters burn tyres during a demonstration against against Yemen's fuel shortages near the house of President Abdu Rabbu Mansour Hadi in Sanaa June 11, 2014.

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Protesters burn tyres during a demonstration against Yemen‘s fuel shortages near the house of President Abdu Rabbu Mansour Hadi in Sanaa

Students stand in line to cast their votes during the election of the Children's Parliament in Sanaa April 14, 2014. More than 30,000 students from 60 schools in Yemen participated in the election to vote for their candidates who will represent them in the Yemeni Children s Parliament, state news agency Saba reported.

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Students queue to cast their votes during the election for the Children’s Parliament in Sana’a. More than 30,000 students from 60 schools in Yemen participated in the election for representatives in the Yemeni Children’s Parliament.

A health worker gives polio vaccine drops to a boy in an outskirt of the Yemeni capital Sanaa

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A health worker gives polio vaccine drops to a boy on the outskirts of Sanaa, the Yemeni capital, on Monday.

Yemeni female followers of the Shiite Houthi movement hold a picture of late Shiite leader Ahmed Sharafeddin, during a protest demanding the dismissal of the government in Sana'a, Yemen, 23 January 2014. Reports state thousands of followers of the Shiite Houthi movement took to the streets to demand the dismissal of the government two days after unidentified gunmen killed Shiite leader Ahmed Sharafeddin, a representative of the Shiite Houthi movement in Yemen's national dialogue talks.

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Female followers of the Shia Houthi movement hold a picture of late Shia leader Ahmed Sharafeddin, during a protest demanding the dismissal of the government in Sana’a, Yemen.

Protest against military action on Syria in Yemen...epa03843555 Yemeni Shiite men shout slogans and hold Syrian flags during a protest against a possible military action against Syria, in Sanaía, Yemen, 30 August 2013. The United States still seeks to form an international coalition to act against Syria, despite the rejection of military intervention by Britain's Parliament, US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel said 30 August. 'It is the goal of President Obama and our government that whatever decision is taken, that it be an international collaboration and effort,' he said in Manila, the last leg of his four-nation South-East Asian trip. Britain's parliament late on 29 August voted against a government motion to support military intervention in Syria, as the US mulls its response to last week's reports of chemical attacks on rebels by the Syrian government.

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Yemeni Shia men shout slogans and hold Syrian flags during a protest in Sanaia, Yemen against a possible military action against Syria. The US seeks to form an international coalition to act against Syria, despite the rejection of military intervention by Britain’s Parliament. Read more

Bedouin women wear traditional costumes as they sit in their tent during the Sanaa Summer Festival in Sanaa...Bedouin women wear traditional costumes as they sit in their tent during the Sanaa Summer Festival in Sanaa August 28, 2013. The two-week festival aims to stimulate domestic tourism and reassure local and international tourists about Yemen's stability.

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Bedouin women sit in their tent during the Sanaa Summer Festival in Sanaa. The two-week festival aims to stimulate domestic tourism and reassure local and international tourists about Yemen‘s stability Read more