National Geographic : 1947 Nov
SNational Geographic Society Kodachrome byRichard Hi. Sanger In Step to Band Music, Smartly Uniformed Royal Cadets File Past Native Riflemen During aCeremonial Parade Every Friday, troops march through San'a Palace Square to escort the Imam to prayer in the royal mosque. Spectators linetheroute foraglimpse oftheir ruler. Arabian horses in right foreground belong to wealthy merchants. San'a stands on a high plain. A stone and mud wall, outofrepair, surrounds theoldtown.