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One of the Yemeni activists paints graffiti on a wall in a street during a campaign against what they call “civil war” in Sanaa, Yemen, Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014. Yemen, the Arab world’s poorest country, faces huge problems on several fronts. Authorities are leading a war against al-Qaida’s local branch, considered by Washington as one of the world’s most dangerous terror groups. A strong southerners’ movement demands greater autonomy from the north after what it describes as two decades of marginalization and discrimination. South Yemen was an independent state until unification in 1990. Arabic writing on a wall reads, “Civil war is suicide.” (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)