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"AT SOME POINT WE DECIDED TO STOP BEING SILENT AND OUR REVOLUTION STARTED." - Hussein Ghrer, human rights activist, Syria December 17, 2010 Tunisia: Street trader Mohamed Bouazizi sets himself on fire in protest against police harassment. The moment sparks an unprecedented outburst of popular protest and demands for reform throughout the Middle East and North Africa. The Arab Spring begins.
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