Walls of Yemen

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Despite being one of the early movements,Yemen's uprising against the rule of Ali Abdullah Saleh's rule was always overshadowed by developments in other countries. A standoff similar to Libya's started developing in the south of the Arabian peninsula, but unlike in Libya NATO stayed out of this one. Foreign intervention in Yemen was on the diplomatic side where an agreement was sponsored by the GCC for Saleh to hand over power.

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A Yemeni man writes in Arabic: "The people will not stay silent", on the facade of a bullet-riddled building in Harf Sufian region in Yemen's Amran province, 70 kms north of Sanaa. (Photo: AFP)
A man sleeps in front a shuttered store with sprayed graffiti that reads, "leave." (Photo: AFP - Mohammed Huwais)
A young Yemeni anti-government protester shows her palms bearing the Arabic writing "leave you butcher", refering to President Ali Abdullah Saleh. (Photo: Ahmad Gharbali)
Yemeni anti-government protesters paint a wall with the slogan "People want to build a new Yemen" during a demonstration in Sanaa on August 12. (Photo: AFP - Gamal Noman)


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