Yemeni protesting against Yemeni president

Published January 31st, 2011 - 09:39 GMT

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Outstayed his welcome: After 32 years in power, Ali Abdulla Saleh is no longer welcome by his own people. And their only way to communicate this is by peaceful protesting, united, for his immediate step-down- inspired by the disgraced departure of the Tunisian Ben-Ali upon his people's behest.

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Yemenis gather to call for the ouster of Yemen's President Ali Abdullah Saleh.
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Image 1 of 12:  1 / 12Yemenis gather to call for the ouster of Yemen's President Ali Abdullah Saleh.

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Yemenis attend a protest calling President Ali Abdullah Saleh to quit after being in power since 1978.
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Image 2 of 12:  2 / 12Yemenis attend a protest calling President Ali Abdullah Saleh to quit after being in power since 1978.

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The demonstration apparently inspired by events in Tunisia and Egypt.
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Image 3 of 12:  3 / 12The demonstration apparently inspired by events in Tunisia and Egypt.

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Yemenis shouting for freedom.
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Image 4 of 12:  4 / 12Yemenis shouting for freedom.

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Placard reads: 'No Despotism and Unfairness, No to Power Inheritance and Extension No to Starvation Policy, No to Theft of Resources Yes for Change'.
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Image 5 of 12:  5 / 12Placard reads: "No Despotism and Unfairness, No to Power Inheritance and Extension No to Starvation Policy, No to Theft of Resources Yes for Change".

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Dozens of Yemeni activists calling for the ouster of Yemen's President Ali Abdullah Saleh clash with the regime's supporters in Sanaa during protests.
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Image 6 of 12:  6 / 12Dozens of Yemeni activists calling for the ouster of Yemen's President Ali Abdullah Saleh clash with the regime's supporters in Sanaa during protests.

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Dozens of Yemeni activists calling for the ouster of Yemen's President Ali Abdullah Saleh clash with the regime's supporters in Sanaa during protests.
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Image 7 of 12:  7 / 12Dozens of Yemeni activists calling for the ouster of Yemen's President Ali Abdullah Saleh clash with the regime's supporters in Sanaa during protests.

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Yemeni opposition journalist Abdel Karim al-Khaiwani joins a protest calling for the ouster of Yemen's President Ali Abdullah Saleh in the capital Sanaa.
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Image 8 of 12:  8 / 12Yemeni opposition journalist Abdel Karim al-Khaiwani joins a protest calling for the ouster of Yemen's President Ali Abdullah Saleh in the capital Sanaa.

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Yemeni activist Tawakel Karman takes part in a protest two days after being released on parole.
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Image 9 of 12:  9 / 12Yemeni activist Tawakel Karman takes part in a protest two days after being released on parole.

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Tawakel Karman (R), who heads a rights group, joins a protest calling for the ouster of Yemen's President Ali Abdullah Saleh.
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Image 10 of 12:  10 / 12Tawakel Karman (R), who heads a rights group, joins a protest calling for the ouster of Yemen's President Ali Abdullah Saleh.

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Thousands of Yemenis, apparently inspired by events in Tunisia and Egypt, staged a mass demonstration calling on President Ali Abdullah Saleh to resign after being in power since 1978.
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Placard reads: All together to stop the ruling party.
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Image 12 of 12:  12 / 12Placard reads: All together to stop the ruling party.

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Yemenis gather to call for the ouster of Yemen's President Ali Abdullah Saleh.

Image 1 of 12Yemenis gather to call for the ouster of Yemen's President Ali Abdullah Saleh.

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Yemenis attend a protest calling President Ali Abdullah Saleh to quit after being in power since 1978.

Image 2 of 12Yemenis attend a protest calling President Ali Abdullah Saleh to quit after being in power since 1978.

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The demonstration apparently inspired by events in Tunisia and Egypt.

Image 3 of 12The demonstration apparently inspired by events in Tunisia and Egypt.

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Yemenis shouting for freedom.

Image 4 of 12Yemenis shouting for freedom.

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Placard reads: 'No Despotism and Unfairness, No to Power Inheritance and Extension No to Starvation Policy, No to Theft of Resources Yes for Change'.

Image 5 of 12Placard reads: "No Despotism and Unfairness, No to Power Inheritance and Extension No to Starvation Policy, No to Theft of Resources Yes for Change".

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Dozens of Yemeni activists calling for the ouster of Yemen's President Ali Abdullah Saleh clash with the regime's supporters in Sanaa during protests.

Image 6 of 12Dozens of Yemeni activists calling for the ouster of Yemen's President Ali Abdullah Saleh clash with the regime's supporters in Sanaa during protests.

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Dozens of Yemeni activists calling for the ouster of Yemen's President Ali Abdullah Saleh clash with the regime's supporters in Sanaa during protests.

Image 7 of 12Dozens of Yemeni activists calling for the ouster of Yemen's President Ali Abdullah Saleh clash with the regime's supporters in Sanaa during protests.

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Yemeni opposition journalist Abdel Karim al-Khaiwani joins a protest calling for the ouster of Yemen's President Ali Abdullah Saleh in the capital Sanaa.

Image 8 of 12Yemeni opposition journalist Abdel Karim al-Khaiwani joins a protest calling for the ouster of Yemen's President Ali Abdullah Saleh in the capital Sanaa.

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Yemeni activist Tawakel Karman takes part in a protest two days after being released on parole.

Image 9 of 12Yemeni activist Tawakel Karman takes part in a protest two days after being released on parole.

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Tawakel Karman (R), who heads a rights group, joins a protest calling for the ouster of Yemen's President Ali Abdullah Saleh.

Image 10 of 12Tawakel Karman (R), who heads a rights group, joins a protest calling for the ouster of Yemen's President Ali Abdullah Saleh.

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Thousands of Yemenis, apparently inspired by events in Tunisia and Egypt, staged a mass demonstration calling on President Ali Abdullah Saleh to resign after being in power since 1978.

Image 11 of 12Thousands of Yemenis, apparently inspired by events in Tunisia and Egypt, staged a mass demonstration calling on President Ali Abdullah Saleh to resign after being in power since 1978.

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Placard reads: All together to stop the ruling party.

Image 12 of 12Placard reads: All together to stop the ruling party.

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