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Sep 15, 2016

Living on a mountaintop in Yemen

Living on a mountaintop in Yemen

In villages perched high on a mountain in western Yemen, residents are a safe distance from a conflict raging through most of the country, but they face a medieval struggle for survival.

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Houses are seen in the mountains, in the Jafariya district of the western province of Raymah, Yemen May 21, 2016. ABDULJABBAR ZEYAD/REUTERS

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Houses are seen in the mountains, in the Jafariya district of the western province of Raymah, Yemen May 20, 2016. ABDULJABBAR ZEYAD/REUTERS

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A cable car carries supplies to Dhalamlam Mountain, in the Jafariya district of the western province of Raymah, Yemen May 20, 2016. ABDULJABBAR ZEYAD/REUTERS

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A boy stands on the roof of a pond in the mountains, in the Jafariya district of the western province of Raymah, Yemen June 2, 2016. ABDULJABBAR ZEYAD/REUTERS

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A boy sits on the roof of a house on Dhalamlam Mountain, in the Jafariya district of the western province of Raymah, Yemen June 2, 2016. ABDULJABBAR ZEYAD/REUTERS

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A cable car operator uses a vehicle engine to run the cable car that carries people and supplies to Dhalamlam Mountain in the Jafariya district of the western province of Raymah, Yemen May 20, 2016. ABDULJABBAR ZEYAD/REUTERS

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A man rides a cable car that carries people and supplies to Dhalamlam Mountain, in the Jafariya district of the western province of Raymah, Yemen May 31, 2016. ABDULJABBAR ZEYAD/REUTERS

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A man carries food supplies on a donkey to Dhalamlam Mountain in the Jafariya district of the western province of Raymah, Yemen June 2, 2016. ABDULJABBAR ZEYAD/REUTERS

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A boy carries a gas canister on a road to Dhalamlam Mountain in the Jafariya district of the western province of Raymah, Yemen May 20, 2016. ABDULJABBAR ZEYAD/REUTERS

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Boys swim in a pond in the mountains, in the Jafariya district of the western province of Raymah, Yemen June 2, 2016. ABDULJABBAR ZEYAD/REUTERS

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A girl plays on a swing near her house in the mountains, in the Jafariya district of the western province of Raymah, Yemen June 3, 2016. ABDULJABBAR ZEYAD/REUTERS

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Men work in a farm on Dhalamlam Mountain, in the Jafariya district of the western province of Raymah, Yemen May 21, 2016. ABDULJABBAR ZEYAD/REUTERS

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Boys sit on an edge of the roof of their house in the mountains, in the Jafariya district of the western province of Raymah, Yemen May 31, 2016. ABDULJABBAR ZEYAD/REUTERS

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An ancient handwritten copy of the holy Koran is seen in a house on Dhalamlam Mountain, in the Jafariya district of the western province of Raymah, Yemen June 1, 2016. ABDULJABBAR ZEYAD/REUTERS

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A woman walks along a path on Dhalamlam Mountain, in the Jafariya district of the western province of Raymah, Yemen June 2, 2016. ABDULJABBAR ZEYAD/REUTERS

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A man prays at a mosque on Dhalamlam Mountain, in the Jafariya district of the western province of Raymah, Yemen June 1, 2016. ABDULJABBAR ZEYAD/REUTERS

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A girl sits on the ground on Dhalamlam Mountain, in the Jafariya district of the western province of Raymah, Yemen June 1, 2016. ABDULJABBAR ZEYAD/REUTERS

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A teacher explains a subject to pupils in a school in the mountains, in the Jafariya district of the western province of Raymah, Yemen May 21, 2016. ABDULJABBAR ZEYAD/REUTERS

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Workers build a house in the mountains, in the Jafariya district of the western province of Raymah, Yemen June 2, 2016. ABDULJABBAR ZEYAD/REUTERS

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A man and a child walk along a path on Dhalamlam Mountain, in the Jafariya district of the western province of Raymah, Yemen May 20, 2016. ABDULJABBAR ZEYAD/REUTERS

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A girl sits on the roof of her house on Dhalamlam Mountain in the Jafariya district of the western province of Raymah, Yemen June 1, 2016. ABDULJABBAR ZEYAD/REUTERS

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A woman shops at a market in the mountains, in the Jafariya district of the western province of Raymah, Yemen May 20, 2016. ABDULJABBAR ZEYAD/REUTERS

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A woman uses a stone grinder to make flour in her house in the mountains, in the Jafariya district of the western province of Raymah, Yemen May 21, 2016. ABDULJABBAR ZEYAD/REUTERS

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