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Qat picknick (Yemen)

In some cave in the mountains near Khulan I met these men who invited me to join their qat picknick. Qat (leaves) chewing is the socialising drug consumed by allmost all men, leaving the country to be managed by women indoors and children outdoors.

Part of the enthousiastic hospitality was their showing me all hand grenades they were carying.

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Uploaded on June 24, 2006