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A man holding an AK-47 passes by as Muhammad Ali Jobebi, left, and his son prepare bundles of qat, a popular stimulant leaf, at a bazaar in Sana, Yemen, Nov. 13, 2012. Once best known for its coffee, Yemen now devotes 40 percent of its scarce water to irrigating qat. Worth $1.2 billion a year, the qat trade can earn sellers one thousand dollars per day. Meanwhile most of the country’s food is imported.