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Outside the frame: Protest and prayer in Yemen

Muhammed Muheisen / AP

A Yemeni boy prays with female anti-government protestors during a demonstration demanding the resignation of Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, in Sanaa, Yemen, Monday, April 4.

Muhammed Muheisen of the Associated Press writes:

SANAA, Yemen — It’s not usually easy to take pictures of women in Yemen. It’s very different from other places where I’ve worked — places like Jerusalem and Pakistan, where people understand the news media and are used to photographers. Here, photographers are viewed with suspicion, and taking pictures of women, in particular, can get you yelled at. But in covering the anti-government protests here every day, we’ve learned to blend in, which makes it easier to capture images like this one. The women in this picture were praying during a protest they were attending; the men at the protest were on the other side of the blue fabric you see in the background. The boy in the photo, who was there with a female relative, noticed me taking his picture for a moment, then carried on.

More photos from our continuing coverage of the conflict in Yemen.