Three men of Aden, merchants and scholars, sit for a portrait.
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A young Somali woman sits on a mat embracing her infant child.
Explorers search for Socotra Island for frankincense trees.
Khat merchants in the market hold bundles of khat to be auctioned.
An explorer photographs frankincense growing on trees.
Men smoke water-pipes and chew on khat leaves in a private mabraz.
Socotran Sheiks pose for a photo.
Turkish soldiers sit with their weapons.
Locals dive for coins in the sea.
The khat caravan arrives in Aden's marketplace to be auctioned.
Near Aden, Yemen.
The khadem, or outcasts, enter the market to buy the stimulant, khat.
A khadem, or outcast, family of dancers and street sweepers.
Three men stand with a harvested frankincense tree.
Two men stand near a frankincense tree.
A crowd gathers on a beach to meet explorers carrying frankincense.
Socotra, Republic of Yemen.
A miles long caravan snakes through the countryside laden with khat.
Explorers climbs down a mountain in Socotra.
A man and his assistant roast Arabian coffee.
A man paddles a log raft near the island of Socotra.
A bowl filled with khat branches, a leaf stimulant which is chewed.
A view of the market in Aden.
Three Yemeni men on a wood platform chew khat and smoke water pipes.
The city of Al Mukalla appears to rise up from the Indian Ocean.
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