Our daily bread - A yemeni woman visits the suq in Sana'a. In the background a box for newspaperpages on which aya's of the Quran are printed. It is considered a sin to throw away texts of the Quran with the daily garbage.
Daily routine - A woman in Uzbekistan wets the street in front of het house to settle the dust after sweeping.
Daily bread - Uzbekistan experienced inflation of around 1000% per year immediately after independence (1992–1994). Tight economic policies and stabilisation politics with help of the IMF resulted in a drastic reduction of inflation to percentages under 10.
Daily bread - A jambiyya seller in the old suq of Sana'a. Many men in Yemen still wear the jambiyya, a short curved dagger, as a symbol of their tribe, their wealth or "just like in Western countries men wear a tie."
Leisure - Two Uzbek men play checkers in a madrasa in Samarkand.
Leisure - A Yemeni man in Aden sells Tumbuq, a stimulant imported from India. When chewed the red saliva is spitted out, causing red spots all over public space in Aden.
Leisure - An Uzbek family in the Nurata Mountains watches TV in the evening.
Daily bread - A grocery shop in Bukhara, on the first floor they sell wedding dresses.
Daily bread - An Uzbek woman sells thea in a little restaurant in the Ferghana Valley. People bring their own food from the market outside.
Daily bread - An Uzbek couple sells food to visitors of a daily market in Tashkent.