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Khat In 1985: The North Yemen Artisan Chews Khat Surrounded By His Daggers And Swords

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FLASHBACK to January 11, 1985: The Khat Man:

His cheek stuffed with khat, an artisan specializing in daggers and swords sits in his tiny booth at the old souk, or marketplace in ancient Sanaa, a city in North Yemen on Jan. 11, 1985 which hasn’’t changed materially since the seventh century. Camel caravans and donkey carts are still in use and swords and daggers are worn by most men. (AP Photo/Aly Mahmoud)

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    Come off it Anorak , that photo wasn’t taken in the Yemen in 1985 , it was taken recently in Tower Hamlets in London

  • mahatmacoatmabag

    Come off it Anorak , that photo wasn’t taken in the Yemen in 1985 , it was taken recently in Tower Hamlets in London

  • mahatmacoatmabag

    Come off it Anorak , that photo wasn’t taken in the Yemen in 1985 , it was taken recently in Tower Hamlets in London

  • mahatmacoatmabag

    Come off it Anorak , that photo wasn’t taken in the Yemen in 1985 , it was taken recently in Tower Hamlets in London

  • mahatmacoatmabag

    Come off it Anorak , that photo wasn’t taken in the Yemen in 1985 , it was taken recently in Tower Hamlets in London

  • mahatmacoatmabag

    Come off it Anorak , that photo wasn’t taken in the Yemen in 1985 , it was taken recently in Tower Hamlets in London

  • mahatmacoatmabag

    Come off it Anorak , that photo wasn’t taken in the Yemen in 1985 , it was taken recently in Tower Hamlets in London

  • mahatmacoatmabag

    Come off it Anorak , that photo wasn’t taken in the Yemen in 1985 , it was taken recently in Tower Hamlets in London

  • mahatmacoatmabag

    Come off it Anorak , that photo wasn’t taken in the Yemen in 1985 , it was taken recently in Tower Hamlets in London

  • mahatmacoatmabag

    Come off it Anorak , that photo wasn’t taken in the Yemen in 1985 , it was taken recently in Tower Hamlets in London

  • mahatmacoatmabag

    Come off it Anorak , that photo wasn’t taken in the Yemen in 1985 , it was taken recently in Tower Hamlets in London

  • mahatmacoatmabag

    Come off it Anorak , that photo wasn’t taken in the Yemen in 1985 , it was taken recently in Tower Hamlets in London

  • mahatmacoatmabag

    Come off it Anorak , that photo wasn’t taken in the Yemen in 1985 , it was taken recently in Tower Hamlets in London

  • mahatmacoatmabag

    Come off it Anorak , that photo wasn’t taken in the Yemen in 1985 , it was taken recently in Tower Hamlets in London

  • mahatmacoatmabag

    Come off it Anorak , that photo wasn’t taken in the Yemen in 1985 , it was taken recently in Tower Hamlets in London

  • mahatmacoatmabag

    Come off it Anorak , that photo wasn’t taken in the Yemen in 1985 , it was taken recently in Tower Hamlets in London

  • mahatmacoatmabag

    Come off it Anorak , that photo wasn’t taken in the Yemen in 1985 , it was taken recently in Tower Hamlets in London