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Mon - 29 Jul 2019 - 12:42 PM ،،،

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 Desert locusts have inundated Yemen’s rebel-held capital and surrounding regions this week, devastating farms but also providing a bumper crop of this Yemeni delicacy.

In the city of Sanaa, crowds of people chased the swarms of locusts using special nets. Children, adults and the elderly took to the streets, hunting the swarming locusts. Men stood on rooftops with large nets, scooping the insects out of the air.

This is the second major swarm to hit the Yemeni capital in recent weeks, with another passing through in June.
A boy holds desert locusts caught while swarming the sky over the Houthi rebel-held Yemeni capital Sanaa on July 28, 2019. Mohammed HUWAIS / AFP
Children try to catch locusts while standing on a rooftop as they swarm over the Huthi rebel-held Yemeni capital Sanaa on July 28, 2019. Mohammed HUWAIS / AFP
A man tries to catch locusts while standing on a rooftop as they swarm over the Huthi rebel-held Yemeni capital Sanaa on July 28, 2019. Mohammed HUWAIS / AFP
A Yemeni girl attempts to catch desert locusts flying over a neighborhood in Sana'a. EPA/YAHYA ARHAB
Yemeni children seek to catch desert locusts flying over a neighborhood in Sana'a, Yemen, 24 July 2019. EPA/YAHYA
Locusts swarm the sky over the Huthi-rebel-held Yemeni capital Sanaa on July 28, 2019. / AFP / Mohammed HUWAIS