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Yemen gun culture harms stability and helps militants

<p>A tribesman carries an AK-47 assault riffle as he walks outside a tribal gathering in Sanaa November 8, 2010. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah</p>

A tribesman carries an AK-47 assault riffle as he walks outside a tribal gathering in Sanaa November 8, 2010. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah

A tribesman carries an AK-47 assault riffle as he walks outside a tribal gathering in Sanaa November 8, 2010. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah

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<p>Arms vendors wait for customers at their shop in Maarib City, around 190 km (118 miles) east of the Yemeni capital Sanaa October 14, 2010. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah</p>

Arms vendors wait for customers at their shop in Maarib City, around 190 km (118 miles) east of the Yemeni capital Sanaa October 14, 2010. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah

Arms vendors wait for customers at their shop in Maarib City, around 190 km (118 miles) east of the Yemeni capital Sanaa October 14, 2010. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah

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<p>Firearms and ammunition are seen on display at an arms market in Maarib city, around 190 km (118 miles) east of the Yemeni capital Sanaa October 14, 2010. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah</p>

Firearms and ammunition are seen on display at an arms market in Maarib city, around 190 km (118 miles) east of the Yemeni capital Sanaa October 14, 2010. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah

Firearms and ammunition are seen on display at an arms market in Maarib city, around 190 km (118 miles) east of the Yemeni capital Sanaa October 14, 2010. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah

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