For nearly two years now, Yemen has been torn by a ferocious war involving rebel forces, extremist groups, government militias, and foreign bombing campaigns. For the majority of Yemenis who live in the countryside, far from the centers of fighting, life was difficult to begin with, and for many, the war has had little impact. Reuters photographer Abduljabbar Zeyad recently traveled to western Yemen to photograph the lives of some of these villagers as they work, study, and play, high on Dhalamlam Mountain. [21 photos total]

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Boys sit on the edge of the roof of their house in the mountains, in the Jafariya district of the western province of Raymah, Yemen, on May 31, 2016. (Abduljabbar Zeyad / Reuters) #
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A boy stands on the roof of a pond in the mountains, in the Jafariya district of the western province of Raymah, Yemen, on June 2, 2016. (Abduljabbar Zeyad / Reuters) #
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A man carries food supplies on a donkey to Dhalamlam Mountain in Yemen on June 2, 2016. (Abduljabbar Zeyad / Reuters) #
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Boys swim in a pond in the Yemeni mountains on June 2, 2016. (Abduljabbar Zeyad / Reuters) #
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A cable car operator uses a vehicle engine to run the cable car that carries people and supplies up to Dhalamlam Mountain on May 20, 2016. (Abduljabbar Zeyad / Reuters) #
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A cable car carries supplies to Dhalamlam Mountain on May 20, 2016. (Abduljabbar Zeyad / Reuters) #
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A man rides a cable car that carries people and supplies up Dhalamlam Mountain on May 31, 2016. (Abduljabbar Zeyad / Reuters) #
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Houses dot the mountainsides in the Jafariya district of Raymah Province, Yemen, on May 21, 2016. (Abduljabbar Zeyad / Reuters) #
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A Yemeni beekeeper checks his beehives in the mountains on May 21, 2016. (Abduljabbar Zeyad / Reuters) #
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Men work on a farm on Dhalamlam Mountain on May 21, 2016. (Abduljabbar Zeyad / Reuters) #
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People shop at a market in the mountains of Yemen on June 3, 2016. (Abduljabbar Zeyad / Reuters) #
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A Yemeni woman shops at a market in the mountains on May 20, 2016. (Abduljabbar Zeyad / Reuters) #
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A woman walks along a path on Dhalamlam Mountain on June 2, 2016. (Abduljabbar Zeyad / Reuters) #
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A girl plays on a swing near her house in the mountains in Yemen's western province of Raymah on June 3, 2016. (Abduljabbar Zeyad / Reuters) #
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A teacher explains a subject to pupils in a school in Yemen's Jafariya district on May 21, 2016. (Abduljabbar Zeyad / Reuters) #
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A girl sits on the ground on Dhalamlam Mountain on June 1, 2016. (Abduljabbar Zeyad / Reuters) #
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A man prays at a mosque on Dhalamlam Mountain on June 1, 2016. (Abduljabbar Zeyad / Reuters) #
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A girl sits on the roof of her house on Dhalamlam Mountain on June 1, 2016. (Abduljabbar Zeyad / Reuters) #
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A woman uses a stone grinder to make flour in her house in the mountains on May 21, 2016. (Abduljabbar Zeyad / Reuters) #
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A boy carries a gas canister on a road to Dhalamlam Mountain on May 20, 2016. (Abduljabbar Zeyad / Reuters) #
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A boy sits on the roof of a house on Dhalamlam Mountain, in the Jafariya district of the western province of Raymah, Yemen, on June 2, 2016. (Abduljabbar Zeyad / Reuters) #

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