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Photos: Tell Stories Of Coping And Resilience In Yemen

Rowaida Abdelaziz (October 21, 2015). Huffington Post. Photos by Thana Faroq.

A group of children photographed while exploring the empty streets A group of children photographed while exploring the empty streets. (Photo/ quote: Thana Faroq).

The images most often associated with Yemen today are those of war, poverty and dire humanitarian crises. Yemeni photographer Thana Faroq, who is based in Sana’a, set out to prove that life exists beyond the war.

On her Facebook page ‘Everyday Yemen‘, she collects stunning images of life beyond the fighting — vendors laughing in the market, children giggling on a curb, a game of darts in the streets.

Yemen was once a pivotal crossroads for travel and commerce, flourishing as a center of the textile and spice trades.

The country is considered the birthplace of coffee and continues to celebrate rich customs and traditions, including creating impressive works of literature and theater.

The purpose was to show that love and peace could exist amidst destruction and death,” Faroq said (in an email to Huffington Post).

“I aimed to tell stories of coping and resilience and that ordinary people could be heroes as well.”

These rare images are a reminder of the beauty of everyday life in Yemen despite the brutal war. Take a look at the heartwarming images below, which continue to prove that life exists beyond the war. [01]

Two children giggle as they talk. (Photo/ quote: Thana Faroq).

Two children giggle as they talk. (Photo/ quote: Thana Faroq).

Two children giggle as they talk.

For 100 days I’ve been documenting stolen moments of peace. Some I presented and some I had kept, some were captured by camera and other were appreciated by the eyes. Here’s another one for tonight of hope and life we continue having passion for

For 100 days I’ve been documenting stolen moments of peace. Some I presented and some I had kept, some were captured by camera and other were appreciated by the eyes. Here’s another one for tonight of hope and life we continue having passion for. (Photo/ quote: Thana Faroq).

The strangest thing I’ve ever heard about a cotton candy: “ Would you like one, it’s good for the hair & skin!! ” This kid is one of the real warriors. He’s always there near Alkumim center in spite of the escalating conflict with a fighting spirit and great marketing skills:)

The strangest thing I’ve ever heard about a cotton candy: “ Would you like one, it’s good for the hair & skin!! ”This kid is one of the real warriors. He’s always there near Alkumim center in spite of the escalating conflict with a fighting spirit and great marketing skills. (Photo/ quote: Thana Faroq).

Two young vendors arrange date products at market in the old Sana'a for Ramadan." the date we sell here is the best. You won't find like it in the whole world" (Photo/ quote: Thana Faroq).

Two young vendors arrange date products at market in the old Sana’a for Ramadan. “The date we sell here is the best. You won’t find like it in the whole world”. (Photo/ quote: Thana Faroq).

For this kid to carry bread under this hard conditions has become a sign of life and hope for those who see him.

For this kid to carry bread under this hard conditions has become a sign of life and hope for those who see him. (Photo/ quote: Thana Faroq).

Father says life teaches you many lessons to grow mature&strong and that what we are going through is just the hardest one

Father says life teaches you many lessons to grow mature and strong and that what we are going through is just the hardest one. (Photo/ quote: Thana Faroq).

Children enjoy a downpour on Aug. 11, 2015. (Photo/ quote: Thana Faroq).

Children enjoy a downpour on Aug. 11, 2015. (Photo/ quote: Thana Faroq).

Young people play a game on Jamal Street in Sanaa on June 15, 2015. (Photo/ quote: Thana Faroq).

Young people play a game on Jamal Street in Sanaa on June 15, 2015. (Photo/ quote: Thana Faroq).

An image of playful kids taken in the old Sana'a. We teach life (Photo/ quote: Thana Faroq).

An image of playful kids taken in the old Sana’a. We teach life. (Photo/ quote: Thana Faroq).

We'll never forget how to smile! (Photo/ quote: Thana Faroq).

We’ll never forget how to smile! (Photo/ quote: Thana Faroq).

How do I look Beautiful) at Almazrraq Camp. (Photo by Eman Alawami).

How do I look Beautiful? at Almazrraq Camp. (Photo by Eman Alawami).

One of the grain grinders in town is about to shut down due to the absence of electricity and fuel. "This should be the busiest time of the year as the holy month of Ramadan is approaching and people rush to grind their flour!" he says. "I keep turning people away and you can imagine how my income has been affected." (Photo/ quote: Thana Faroq).

One of the grain grinders in town is about to shut down due to the absence of electricity and fuel. “This should be the busiest time of the year as the holy month of Ramadan is approaching and people rush to grind their flour!” he says. “I keep turning people away and you can imagine how my income has been affected.(Photo/ quote: Thana Faroq).

Neighbors and friends gather for breakfast during an airstrike, April 2, 2015. (Photo/ quote: Thana Faroq).

Neighbors and friends gather for breakfast during an airstrike, April 2, 2015. (Photo/ quote: Thana Faroq).

Without electricity, many residents turn to book shops like this one, seen on May 10, 2015. (Photo/ quote: Thana Faroq).

Without electricity, many residents turn to book shops like this one, seen on May 10, 2015. (Photo/ quote: Thana Faroq).

After seeing his photo, this man said, I look damn handsome. (Photo/ quote: Thana Faroq).

After seeing his photo, this man said, “I look damn handsome.” (Photo/ quote: Thana Faroq).

From stolen moments of peace Friends met today for tea time at one of the beautifully decorated cafes in Sanaa We deserve to live (Photo/ quote: Thana Faroq).

Friends met today for tea time at one of the beautifully decorated cafes in Sana’a. We deserve to live. (Photo/ quote: Thana Faroq).

Children play outside, May 30, 2015. (Photo/ quote: Thana Faroq).

Children play outside, May 30, 2015. (Photo/ quote: Thana Faroq).

It often stops me stores that still provide traditional clothing, only to realize how beautiful things were back then. (Photo/ quote: Thana Faroq).

It often stops me stores that still provide traditional clothing, only to realize how beautiful things were back then. (Photo/ quote: Thana Faroq).

At a market on May 25, 2015. Print our photo and bring it with you the next time, the men say. (Photo/ quote: Thana Faroq).2

At a market on May 25, 2015. Print our photo and bring it with you the next time, the men say. (Photo/ quote: Thana Faroq).

Three men sit in the old city of Sanaa on April 19, 2015. "œWe are enjoying our cup of tea under the melody of those stupid jets hovering all over," one says. (Photo/ quote: Thana Faroq).

Three men sit in the old city of Sanaa on April 19, 2015. “œWe are enjoying our cup of tea under the melody of those stupid jets hovering all over,” one says. (Photo/ quote: Thana Faroq).

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Visit Thana Faroq’s Facebook page ‘Everyday Yemen‘, where she collects stunning images of life beyond the fighting.

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