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Shibam Yemen

<p>The ancient city of Shibam is seen in the southeastern Yemeni province of Hadhramout, October 28, 2008.  REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah</p>

The ancient city of Shibam is seen in the southeastern Yemeni province of Hadhramout, October 28, 2008. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah

The ancient city of Shibam is seen in the southeastern Yemeni province of Hadhramout, October 28, 2008. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah

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<p>The ancient city of Shibam is seen in the southeastern Yemeni province of Hadhramout, October 28, 2008.   REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah </p>

The ancient city of Shibam is seen in the southeastern Yemeni province of Hadhramout, October 28, 2008. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah

The ancient city of Shibam is seen in the southeastern Yemeni province of Hadhramout, October 28, 2008. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah

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<p>People walk near the ancient city of Shibam,in the southeastern Yemeni province of Hadhramout, October 28, 2008.  REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah </p>

People walk near the ancient city of Shibam,in the southeastern Yemeni province of Hadhramout, October 28, 2008. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah

People walk near the ancient city of Shibam,in the southeastern Yemeni province of Hadhramout, October 28, 2008. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah

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<p>A vehicle drives past the ancient Shibam city of the southeastern Yemeni province of Hadhramout, October 28, 2008.  REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah </p>

A vehicle drives past the ancient Shibam city of the southeastern Yemeni province of Hadhramout, October 28, 2008. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah

A vehicle drives past the ancient Shibam city of the southeastern Yemeni province of Hadhramout, October 28, 2008. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah

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<p>The ancient city of Shibam is seen in the southeastern Yemeni province of Hadhramout, October 28, 2008.  REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah </p>

The ancient city of Shibam is seen in the southeastern Yemeni province of Hadhramout, October 28, 2008. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah

The ancient city of Shibam is seen in the southeastern Yemeni province of Hadhramout, October 28, 2008. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah

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<p>A woman walks near the ancient city of Shibam,in the southeastern Yemeni province of Hadhramout, October 28, 2008.  REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah</p>

A woman walks near the ancient city of Shibam,in the southeastern Yemeni province of Hadhramout, October 28, 2008. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah

A woman walks near the ancient city of Shibam,in the southeastern Yemeni province of Hadhramout, October 28, 2008. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah

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<p>The ancient city of Shibam is seen in the southeastern Yemeni province of Hadhramout, October 28, 2008.  REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah</p>

The ancient city of Shibam is seen in the southeastern Yemeni province of Hadhramout, October 28, 2008. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah

The ancient city of Shibam is seen in the southeastern Yemeni province of Hadhramout, October 28, 2008. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah

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<p>The ancient city of Shibam is seen in the southeastern Yemeni province of Hadhramout, October 28, 2008.  REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah </p>

The ancient city of Shibam is seen in the southeastern Yemeni province of Hadhramout, October 28, 2008. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah

The ancient city of Shibam is seen in the southeastern Yemeni province of Hadhramout, October 28, 2008. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah

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<p>The ancient city of Shibam is seen in the southeastern Yemeni province of Hadhramout, October 28, 2008.   REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah </p>

The ancient city of Shibam is seen in the southeastern Yemeni province of Hadhramout, October 28, 2008. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah

The ancient city of Shibam is seen in the southeastern Yemeni province of Hadhramout, October 28, 2008. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah

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<p>The ancient city of Shibam is seen in the southeastern Yemeni province of Hadhramout, October 28, 2008.    REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah </p>

The ancient city of Shibam is seen in the southeastern Yemeni province of Hadhramout, October 28, 2008. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah

The ancient city of Shibam is seen in the southeastern Yemeni province of Hadhramout, October 28, 2008. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah

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<p>The ancient city of Shibam is seen in the southeastern Yemeni province of Hadhramout, October 28, 2008.    REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah </p>

The ancient city of Shibam is seen in the southeastern Yemeni province of Hadhramout, October 28, 2008. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah

The ancient city of Shibam is seen in the southeastern Yemeni province of Hadhramout, October 28, 2008. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah

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<p>The ancient city of Shibam is seen in the southeastern Yemeni province of Hadhramout, October 28, 2008. Shibam, a UNESCO world heritage site with towering 16th century mud brick buildings, also known as the "the Manhattan of the desert", has survived a devastating flooding that hit southeastern Yemen destroying hundreds of mud houses and leaving dozens of people dead or missing. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah </p>

The ancient city of Shibam is seen in the southeastern Yemeni province of Hadhramout, October 28, 2008. Shibam, a UNESCO world heritage site with towering 16th century mud brick buildings, also known as the "the Manhattan of the desert", has survived...more

The ancient city of Shibam is seen in the southeastern Yemeni province of Hadhramout, October 28, 2008. Shibam, a UNESCO world heritage site with towering 16th century mud brick buildings, also known as the "the Manhattan of the desert", has survived a devastating flooding that hit southeastern Yemen destroying hundreds of mud houses and leaving dozens of people dead or missing. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah

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