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JANUARY 2013
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THE FOREIGN SERVICE JOURNAL
LOCAL LENS
BY JOANNE CUMMINGS
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WI TH AN I PHONE 3 CAMERA .
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took this picture of a young
Yemeni boy from the al-Ahmar
tribe in Sanaa in October 2012.
Behind him, his father and older
brother are dressed in the same
traditional attire. Te long robe is
more common in the north, and the
jambia (dagger) is as essential to the
costume as a sporran is to a kilt in
Scotland.
Worn in the city and thoughout
much of the country by street ped-
dlers and cabinet ministers alike,
the jambia is a symbol of identity
that is rarely actually used.
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Joanne Cummings is deputy political/
economic ofcer in Sanaa.