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  • A recent military campaign in Mudiyah, a town of low-slung cement-block buildings in Abyan, showed the difficulty the government faces in keeping tribal support.

    Tribal Ties Impede Yemen's War on al Qaeda

  • APROSIFA's youth art program began in 2009 in a couple of cement-block rooms in the back of the clinic.

    Beverly Bell: Haitian Renaissance: Youth Paint a New Country

  • The half-oval walls on either side enclose the space with 15 feet of sheer cement-block, the exact type used in parking garages, giving a bunker or unfinished basement quality.

    A Hermeneutic of Rupture?

  • Ken Selody, a nurseryman at Atlock Farm in Somerset, N.J., works at a treated-lumber bench with a poured-concrete counter, for durability, and cement-block legs, for adjustability.

    A Gardener's Furniture

  • First, the sites that held most of the cement-block houses that were destroyed during the earthquake remain covered in hills of rubble, so much that no tent can be erected there.

    Beverly Bell: Citizen Mobilization for Housing in Haiti (The Urgency of Housing, Part IV)

  • She hated being in her small, cement-block room alone and she hated the shapes and lines of her body.


  • He leans on Ibarra for support on his way back down the cement-block corridor to his dressing room, where fighters and their entourages line the hallway.


  • Graffiti and MS-13 gang signs smeared the first six feet or so of the grim cement-block structure.

    Risk No Secrets

  • Chalkboards covered the painted cement-block walls, and a 1980s-era television was perched in the right-front corner of the room.

    Hope Unseen

  • Nearby was a podunk little town of cement-block housing and boiling-hot, straight, lonely streets crammed up against high earthen walls.

    The Romance of Zenobia's Palmyra


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