Thanks to a monopoly on the world coffee trade, Mocha was one of the world’s greatest ports for centuries. But decades of neglect and war have left it a shadow of its former self.
Asmaa Waguih is an independent photojournalist who is based in her home town of Cairo. She worked as a freelance reporter in Iraq for three years where she developed a love for pictures over words. Later she received several assignments that focused on the Arab world and the Islamic community, in such countries as Gaza, Iraq, and Pakistan. She worked for Reuters News Agency for eight years. During this time, she was twice embedded with U.S. marines in Afghanistan. She went on to cover the Arab Spring in Egypt, Libya, and Syria.
Most of the world will never get to see the stunning mix of humanity that gathers every year in the holiest city of Islam for the Hajj. So we're taking you there.
The cosmopolitan city of Aden on Yemen's coast is trying against all odds to return to a state of normalcy.