People and places in the Middle East.

Tunisia – “For years, Tunisia was known mostly as the most European country of North Africa, with a relatively large middle class, liberal social norms, broad gender equality and welcoming Mediterranean beaches. But in January 2011, it took center stage as the launching pad of the wave of revolt that swept through the Arab world and beyond.”  (http://topics.nytimes.com/top/news/international/countriesandterritories/tunisia/index.html) Mohamed Bouazizi – This man was used to being tormented and bullied by police, but one day he had had enough. A policewoman confronted him, and tried to take away his fruit cart, after a struggle she succeeded.

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