"Veiled woman with high hat riding a donkey - Yemen. Those women live in the Hadramout area, a very dry one in summer time... They keep the sheeps and the goats under a hard sun in the dried wadis. The tradition is to wear the full black dress , the gloves, the veil, and also this giant hat. The fact that is it so high allows the air to stay fresh above the head." Courtesie: Eric Lafforgue, Toulouse (France).