As Yemen's Ali Abdullah Saleh recovers in Saudi Arabia from wounds sustained in a palace attack, tens of thousands of anti-government protesters once again came out in force today during Friday prayers to demand the president relinquish power. In other signs of the political impasse pummeling the country, a car bomb killed four soldiers and a civilian in the southern port city of Aden on Friday shortly after security forces fired on protesters attending a funeral in the city. As is often the case, the pictures tell the story best.
In this Reuters photo, a soldier watches anti-government protesters at Sanaa's Sixtieth Street (where four miles of Yemeni protesters were captured on video back in May). The number of demonstrators camping out in city squares across Yemen has dwindled since Saleh left for Riyadh, according to Reuters.
Sixtieth Street, as you can tell from the picture above, was pretty crowded. So some protesters took refuge on a tattered billboard:
In this AP photo, defecting army soldiers signal their support to protesters:
Down in the southern city of Taiz, meanwhile, anti-government protesters also shout slogans:
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