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Walking down the streets of AL Hodeida I came across this sign. I liked it so much, that I stayed around for a bit trying to capure it as a backdrop against passersbyes; sadly there were a lot of guys who asked me to take their pictures, so I obliged until I saw her coming my way.

The sign is for some cookie brand. The lady on the sign is one of the only yemenite female faces that I saw during my stay in Yemen.

Women are almost non-existant on the streets. They usually go acompanied by a male member of their family, and they have their entire face covered by a black veil. I have seen some women with more colourful coverings, but they are usually older ladies. Women seem to work seldomly, and the entire service economy is male oriented: phone booths, restaurants, sheesha shops, haircutters, etc.

Funny thing is that as far as I understand, Islam does not require women to cover themselves like this.

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