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1558, Section: Photo Essay

Photo Essay

Abdullah‭, ‬a 40-year-old man from Bani Matr‭, ‬washes a car outside an upmarket coffeehouse.

This article has photo galleryWorking at the car wash

Published on 17 April 2014 by Amal Al -Yarisi in Photo Essay

The days are long at Al-Khaled car wash, where employees work 11-hour-days, seven days a week, starting at 8 a.m. Mohsen Al-Alawdi opened the Al-Khaled car wash 20 years ago. It has been his source of income ever since. Opposite Al-Dailami school, Al-Khaled car wash is located near Al-Misbahi roundabout. Car washes are often sites of visible inequality, where laborers who are unlikely to ever set aside enough money to purchase a car wash vehicles of Sana’a’s middle and upper-middle classes. An actual car wash establishment charges between YR2,000 and 3,000  ($10-$15) per car. Those who wash cars independently, often on the streets, earn much less.

The Qorqush is a scarf which Jewish girls in Yemen wear‭. ‬Helal Abdulkareem‭, ‬the owner of Al-Sakhi clothes shop‭, ‬said that many women have a fondness for the Qorqush‭, ‬especially for special occasions‭. ‬The Qorqush is emblazoned with silver‭.

This article has photo galleryYemen’s Jews leave their mark in handicrafts and architecture

Published on 25 March 2014 by Amal al Yarisi in Photo Essay

Despite the dwindling number of Yemeni Jews in the country, their handicrafts and legacy remain.

Tens of thousands of Zaidi Shiites gathered on Monday at Al-Thowra stadium in Sana'a to commemorate the birthday of the Prophet Mohammed‭. ‬In the photograph‭, ‬a man holds up Arabic text that reads‭, ‬زAt thy service‭, ‬O Messenger of Allah!

This article has photo galleryThousands celebrate Prophet Mohammed’s birthday in Al-Thowra stadium

Published on 14 January 2014 by Ali Abulohoom in Photo Essay

A massive crowd gathered to celebrate Prophet Mohammed’s birthday on Monday at the Al-Thowra stadium in northern Sana’a.  

This article has photo galleryThe battle for control in the North / Houthi-sponsored Sa’ada wars exhibit reassembles in Sana’a

Published on 24 October 2013 by Ali Ibrahim Al-Moshki in Photo Essay

With the expanding influence of the Houthis as they attempt to secure power in the post-Saleh period, an initial week-long Houthi-backed exhibit has been extended to run for an entire month. Tents have also been added to what is being called a “mobile museum,” which includes hand-crafted displays of events and battles from the six wars fought between the group known as the Houthis—Zaidi Shia rebels in the North—and the Yemeni government between 2004 and 2010.  The exhibit is being held off of Tahrir Street, near Tahrir Square.

This artwork is painted on leather canvasses‭.  ‬

This article has photo galleryCharitable organization showcases children’s crafts

Published on 5 September 2013 by Samar Qaed in Photo Essay

The Islah Charitable Society held an arts and crafts fair on Wednesday to not only raise money but also to show off the work of orpahned children they sponsor.

This article has photo galleryAs Yemen’s Summer Tourism Festival _ winds down, artisians focus on remaning crowds

Published on 29 August 2013 by in Photo Essay

A statuette dated from 1830‭ ‬and found in Hodeida‭, ‬on display at the Summer Tourism Festival‭, ‬taking place now‭, ‬in Sana'a‭. (‬Ali Ibrahim Al-Moshki‭)‬

This article has photo galleryParting Shots

Published on 27 August 2013 by in Photo Essay

This article has photo galleryParting Shots

Published on 2 August 2013 by in Photo Essay

A resident in Bani Jarmouz climbs through the ruins of a home that was attacked in 2011‭ ‬during clashes with the miltary‭. (‬Photo by Amal Al-Yarisi‭)‬

This article has photo galleryParting Shots

Published on 25 July 2013 by Wagdi Muzahem in Photo Essay

Women and children contributed to planting seedlings in the orchards‭, ‬including Shusha and Al-Tabari‭.‬

This article has photo gallery4,000 seedlings planted in Old Sana’a’s gardens

Published on 3 June 2013 by Yemen Times Staff in Photo Essay

Last Thursday, Radio Yemen Times’ Hand in Hand initiative,  the cooperation of the secretariat of Sana’a planted about 4,000 small trees in 1o green areas and orchards, or mukashem, in Old Sana’a.

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