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Sana'a: View from a rooftop at sunset
Yemen

The old city of Sana'a is a World Heritage Site. It's easy to see why: hundreds of traditional red-brick skyscrapers forge a memorable skyline, with whitewashed wall friezes and window frames. Find a rooftop at sunset, and you'll be rewarded with a view like the one in this panorama.

Copyright: Stefan Geens
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 11726x5863
Taken: 05/02/2009
Uploaded: 31/05/2009
Updated: 03/10/2014
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