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Harvesting qat in eastern Yemen. Many Yemeni men sit and consume this narcotic plant for several hours a day, chewing the leaves to a pulp stored in the cheek like a golf ball. As well as occupying much of the prime agricultural land the qat crop also consumes a large percentage of Yemen's critically scarce water resources. The leaves are picked daily, taken to the nearest market, sold and chewed after lunch the same day.