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In pictures: Inside Yemen

Yemeni woman with traditional colourful head dress

Yemen is a fascinating place of temples and ancient settlements, and its people still wear traditional dress

Sanaa's old town

The area within Sanaa's walls is the largest preserved medina in the Arab world

Tim Whewell in one of Sanaa's many Qat markets

Sanaa has many Qat markets, and many people chew the plant for its stimulant effect, but there have been moves to ban it

Qat fields on the road from the capital Sanaa to the old capital Taiz

The number of Qat fields is an indicator of how much of the drug is consumed and it is an important cash crop for farmers

Judge Hamoud al-Hitar

Yemeni Judge Hamoud al-Hitar pioneered a unique method of "Islamic dialogue" designed to re-educate former extremist prisoners

Judge Hamoud Al Hitar's armed guards

Judge Hamoud Al Hitar's armed guards who travel with him wherever he goes

Birds eye view of Taiz

Situated in the mountainous South West of the country is Taiz, the old capital

Taiz Town Centre

Taiz was a walled city until 1948, and now is the largest industrial base in Yemen

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