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Bab al-Yaman, Sana'a, Yemen
Yemen

Bab al-Yaman is the main gate of Sana's old fortified wall, and thus it is the place where old Sana'a meets modern Sana'a. To the north, a warren of suqs and walled gardens and ancient towers; to the south, a national capital, though one where old traditions invade all aspects of modernity.

Copyright: Stefan Geens
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Taken: 05/02/2009
Uploaded: 12/07/2009
Updated: 03/10/2014
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