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Photos: Tell Stories Of Coping And Resilience In Yemen
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.
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