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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. 

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 

Bedouins perform a traditional fighting dance during the Sanaa Summer Festival in Sanaa August 20, 2013. The two-week festival aims to stimulate domestic tourism and reassure local and international tourists about Yemen's stability.

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Bedouins perform a traditional fighting dance during the Sanaa summer festival in Sanaa on Tuesday. The two-week festival aims to stimulate domestic tourism and reassure local and international tourists about Yemen’s stability

A Bedouin man jumps over camels during the Sanaa Summer Festival in Sanaa...A Bedouin man jumps over camels during the Sanaa Summer Festival in Sanaa August 20, 2013. The two-week festival aims to stimulate domestic tourism and reassure local and international tourists about Yemen's stability. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah (YEMEN - Tags: SOCIETY TRAVEL ANIMALS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

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A Bedouin man takes a leap of faith and jumps over three camels delighting visitors to the summer festival in Sanaa, Yemen, on Tuesday. 

An army trooper stands while manning a checkpoint at a checkpoint in Sanaa...An army trooper stands while manning a checkpoint at a checkpoint in Sanaa August 5, 2013. Britain and France extended the closure of their embassies in Yemen on Monday after a U.S. warning of a possible militant attack in the region, and the Arab state said it was stepping up security at ports and airports. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah (YEMEN - Tags: POLITICS MILITARY)

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A soldier mans a checkpoint in Sana’a. On Monday, Britain and France extended the closure of their embassies in the Yemen capital after a US warning of a possible militant attack in the region. The Arab country has stepped up security at ports and airports. 

Two soldiers sit on a military vehicle as they read the Koran while fasting during Ramadan, near a checkpoint in Sanaa...Two soldiers from the central security forces sit on a military vehicle as they read the Koran while fasting during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, near a checkpoint in Sanaa July 18, 2013.  REUTERS/Mohamed al-Sayaghi (YEMEN - Tags: MILITARY RELIGION)

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Two Muslim soldiers from the central security forces sit on a military vehicle as they read the Koran while fasting during the month of Ramadan, near a checkpoint in Sana’a, Yemen on Thursday 

A Yemeni child attends a protest wearing a banner with the photo of a relative detained in Guantanamo Bay prison during a demonstration in front of the U.S. embassy demanding his release, in Sanaa, Yemen, Monday, June 17, 2013. Arabic on the banner reads, "freedom to Abd El Rahman, detainee (224) in Guantanamo Bay prison."

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A Yemeni child attends a protest wearing a banner with the photo of a relative detained in Guantanamo Bay prison in front of the US embassy, in Sana’a, Yemen on Monday.

epa03724475 A Yemeni man passes a wall sprayed with anti-smoking graffiti on World No Tobacco Day in Sana’a, Yemen, 31 May 2013. The World Health Organisation (WHO) marks the 31st of May as 'World No Tobacco Day' in order to highlight the risks associated with tobacco usage and to deter people from smoking.

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A man passes a wall painted with anti-smoking graffiti on World No Tobacco Day in Sanaía, Yemen, on Friday. The World Health Organisation aims to highlight the risks associated with tobacco usage and to deter people from smoking 

A woman carries her son as she stands with other women at a camp for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in al-Mazraq of the northwestern Yemeni province of Hajja May 20, 2013. Thousands of the IDPs who have fled fighting between Shi'ite rebels and government forces in northwestern Yemen have yet to return to their villages three years after the fighting ended. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah (YEMEN - Tags: SOCIETY)

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A woman carries her son as she stands with other women at a camp for internally displaced persons in al-Mazraq, in the northwestern Yemeni province of Hajja, on Monday. Thousands of the displaced who have fled fighting between Shia rebels and government forces in northwestern Yemen have yet to return to their villages three years after the fighting ended.