The return of President Ali Abdullah Saleh has sharpened the fight between his supporters and rivals – and raised concerns that the citizens who started the peaceful uprising will be the losers.
Yemen's protests have now turned violent, with dozens killed on the streets of Sanaa. And the economic woes of the world have become the political woes of President Obama.
After three days of rocket attacks, shelling, and shooting that have killed 60, some worry Yemen's protesters – who have so far used sticks and Molotov cocktails – may take up conventional arms.
Nearly 50 people have been killed as Yemeni protesters and loyalists forces have clashed in the capital. A key source of tension is the weakened president's failure to transfer power.
Clashes broke out in southern Yemen, where government forces are battling militants they say belong to the local Al Qaeda affiliate. In the capital, they're engaged with tribal fighters.
It's so not all about Muammar Qaddafi, except it mostly is.
The sun sets behind Al-hussein Mosque on the first day of Ramadan in Amman, Jordan, Aug. 1.