In May Yuri Kozyrev travelled once again to Yemen after his previous visit in December 2010. Current president Abdullah Saleh’s 33 year reign and anti-goverment demonstrations have left the country and capital Sana’a shattered. On Friday 3 June President Abdullah Saleh left the country for Saudia Arabia after being wounded in a attack on his palace.

Supporters of President Ali Abdullah Saleh attend a rally in Sanaa
A boy kisses a poster of Yemen's President Ali Abdullah Saleh
Candle  march  with  the  portraits of the killed   protesters
Khat market at the old  town
Protesters camping outside  of the university
Distribution of the food  for  the protesters