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  •  - Officials count the ballots after the polls are closed in Cairo

    Officials count the ballots after the polls are closed in Cairo

    Posted: 6/17/2012 4:37:42 PM EST
    Officials count the ballots after the polls are closed in Cairo June 17, 2012. Egyptians began an anxious wait for their first freely elected president on Sunday after two days of voting that was to be the culmination of their Arab Spring revolution but which many fear may now only compound political and economic uncertainty. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah (EGYPT - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS)
  •  - Officials count the ballots after the polls are closed in Cairo

    Officials count the ballots after the polls are closed in Cairo

    Posted: 6/17/2012 4:31:35 PM EST
    Officials count the ballots after the polls are closed in Cairo June 17, 2012. Egyptians began an anxious wait for their first freely elected president on Sunday after two days of voting that was to be the culmination of their Arab Spring revolution but which many fear may now only compound political and economic uncertainty. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah (EGYPT - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS)
  •  - Officials count the ballots after the polls are closed in Cairo

    Officials count the ballots after the polls are closed in Cairo

    Posted: 6/17/2012 4:30:12 PM EST
    Officials count the ballots after the polls are closed in Cairo June 17, 2012. Egyptians began an anxious wait for their first freely elected president on Sunday after two days of voting that was to be the culmination of their Arab Spring revolution but which many fear may now only compound political and economic uncertainty. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah (EGYPT - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS)
  •  - Officials count the ballots after the polls are closed in Cairo

    Officials count the ballots after the polls are closed in Cairo

    Posted: 6/17/2012 4:22:12 PM EST
    Officials count the ballots after the polls are closed in Cairo June 17, 2012. Egyptians began an anxious wait for their first freely elected president on Sunday after two days of voting that was to be the culmination of their Arab Spring revolution but which many fear may now only compound political and economic uncertainty. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem (EGYPT - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS)
  •  - Officials count the ballots after the polls are closed in Cairo

    Officials count the ballots after the polls are closed in Cairo

    Posted: 6/17/2012 4:21:14 PM EST
    Officials count the ballots after the polls are closed in Cairo June 17, 2012. Egyptians began an anxious wait for their first freely elected president on Sunday after two days of voting that was to be the culmination of their Arab Spring revolution but which many fear may now only compound political and economic uncertainty. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem (EGYPT - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS)
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    Posted: 6/14/2012 3:40:45 AM EST
    FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011 file photo, the Iranian navy frigate IS Alvand passes through the Suez Canal at Ismailia, Egypt. Iran once saw the Arab Spring uprisings in the Arab world as a prime opportunity, hoping it would open the door for it to spread its influence in countries whose autocratic leaders long shunned them. But it is finding the new order no more welcoming. Egypt is a prime example. Egypt has sporadically looked more friendly toward Iran since the ouster of Hosni Mubarak 16 months ago, and the rise of the Islamists here fueled the expectations of Tehran's clerical regime that it could make inroads. (AP Photo, File)
  •  - Combination picture from file photos shows Tunisia's President Ben Ali and Tunisia's Interior Minister Kacem in Tunis

    Combination picture from file photos shows Tunisia's President Ben Ali and Tunisia's Interior Minister Kacem in Tunis

    Posted: 6/13/2012 3:06:05 PM EST
    Combination picture from file photos shows Tunisia's President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali (L) and Tunisia's Interior Minister Rafik Belhaj Kacem (R) in Tunis in 2009. A Tunisian court on June 13, 2012 sentenced Kacem, ousted president Ben Ali's interior minister, to 12 years in jail on Wednesday over the killing of protesters in the central towns where the Arab Spring began but found his security chief innocent. The judge at the military court in Kef also sentenced Ben Ali himself to life in jail over his role in the deaths but the former strongman is in exile in Saudi Arabia and unlikely to be extradited soon. REUTERS/Zoubeir Souissi (L)/Loufi Larbi (R) (TUNISIA - Tags: POLITICS CRIME LAW HEADSHOT)
  •  - File photo shows Tunisia's President Ben Ali taking the oath at the national assembly in Tunis

    File photo shows Tunisia's President Ben Ali taking the oath at the national assembly in Tunis

    Posted: 6/13/2012 3:06:03 PM EST
    Tunisia's President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali takes the oath at the national assembly in Tunis in this November 12, 2009 file photo. A Tunisian court on June 13, 2012 sentenced ousted president Ben Ali's interior minister to 12 years in jail on Wednesday over the killing of protesters in the central towns where the Arab Spring began but found his security chief innocent. The judge at the military court in Kef also sentenced Ben Ali himself to life in jail over his role in the deaths but the former strongman is in exile in Saudi Arabia and unlikely to be extradited soon. REUTERS/Zoubeir Souissi/Files (TUNISIA - Tags: POLITICS HEADSHOT CRIME LAW)
  •  - File photo shows Tunisia's Interior Minister Kacem in Tunis

    File photo shows Tunisia's Interior Minister Kacem in Tunis

    Posted: 6/13/2012 3:06:01 PM EST
    Tunisia's Interior Minister Rafik Belhaj Kacem announces President Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali's victory to the media at the interior ministry in Tunis in this October 26, 2009 file photo. A Tunisian court on June 13, 2012 sentenced Kacem, ousted president Ben Ali's interior minister, to 12 years in jail on Wednesday over the killing of protesters in the central towns where the Arab Spring began but found his security chief innocent. The judge at the military court in Kef also sentenced Ben Ali himself to life in jail over his role in the deaths but the former strongman is in exile in Saudi Arabia and unlikely to be extradited soon. REUTERS/Louafi Larbi/Files (TUNISIA - Tags: POLITICS HEADSHOT CRIME LAW)
  •  - A traffic police officer directs vehicles in the Ettadhamen district of the capital Tunis

    A traffic police officer directs vehicles in the Ettadhamen district of the capital Tunis

    Posted: 6/13/2012 11:47:30 AM EST
    A traffic police officer directs vehicles in the Ettadhamen district of the capital Tunis June 13, 2012, one day after clashes between Salaf Islamists and police. Thousands of Salafi Islamists, angered by an art exhibition they say insults Muslims, rampaged through parts of Tunis on Tuesday, raising religious tensions in the birthplace of the Arab Spring and piling pressure on the moderate Islamist government. Protesters hurled rocks and petrol bombs at police stations, a court house and the offices of secular parties in some of the worst clashes since last year's revolt ousted President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali and launched uprisings across the Arab world. REUTERS/Zoubeir Souissi (TUNISIA - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS)
  •  - To match Analysis MIDEAST-ECONOMICS/OIL

    To match Analysis MIDEAST-ECONOMICS/OIL

    Posted: 6/13/2012 10:10:39 AM EST
    Ziad Makhzoumi, Dubai contractor Arabtec's chief financial officer, talks during the Reuters Middle East Investment Summit in Dubai in this October 18, 2010 file photo. Across the Middle East, executives like Makhzoumi are wrestling with the implications of the plunge in oil prices over the last several weeks. If the lower prices are sustained, or if oil falls further, it could be the most significant event for some economies since last year's Arab Spring uprisings. To match Analysis MIDEAST-ECONOMICS/OIL REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah/Files (UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - Tags: BUSINESS COMMODITIES)
  •  - A view shows graffiti on the wall of Abdellia Palace after overnight riots in Tunis

    A view shows graffiti on the wall of Abdellia Palace after overnight riots in Tunis

    Posted: 6/12/2012 6:09:28 PM EST
    A view shows graffiti on the wall of Abdellia Palace after overnight riots in Tunis June 12, 2012. Thousands of Salafi Islamists, angered by an art exhibition they say insults Muslims, rampaged through parts of Tunis on Tuesday, raising religious tensions in the birthplace of the Arab Spring and piling pressure on the moderate Islamist government. The graffiti read, "Tunisia is a Muslim country" and "The culture minister authorises the insult of Prophet Mohammad". REUTERS/Stringer (TUNISIA - Tags: POLITICS RELIGION CIVIL UNREST)
  •  - A view shows the interior of the attorney general's office after it was attacked by Salafi protesters in Sidi Hussein district

    A view shows the interior of the attorney general's office after it was attacked by Salafi protesters in Sidi Hussein district

    Posted: 6/12/2012 5:53:47 PM EST
    A view shows the interior of the attorney general's office after it was attacked by a group of Salafi protesters during overnight riots in Sidi Hussein district, Tunis June 12, 2012. Thousands of Salafi Islamists, angered by an art exhibition they say insults Muslims, rampaged through parts of Tunis on Tuesday, raising religious tensions in the birthplace of the Arab Spring and piling pressure on the moderate Islamist government. REUTERS/Stringer (TUNISIA - Tags: POLITICS RELIGION CIVIL UNREST)
  •  - A view shows the interior of the attorney general's office after it was attacked by Salafi protesters in Sidi Hussein district

    A view shows the interior of the attorney general's office after it was attacked by Salafi protesters in Sidi Hussein district

    Posted: 6/12/2012 5:52:55 PM EST
    A view shows the interior of the attorney general's office after it was attacked by a group of Salafi protesters during overnight riots in Sidi Hussein district, Tunis June 12, 2012. Thousands of Salafi Islamists, angered by an art exhibition they say insults Muslims, rampaged through parts of Tunis on Tuesday, raising religious tensions in the birthplace of the Arab Spring and piling pressure on the moderate Islamist government. REUTERS/Stringer (TUNISIA - Tags: POLITICS RELIGION CIVIL UNREST)
  •  - People look at a fire truck, which was set on fire by a group of Salafi protesters during overnight riots in Sidi Hussein district

    People look at a fire truck, which was set on fire by a group of Salafi protesters during overnight riots in Sidi Hussein district

    Posted: 6/12/2012 5:48:20 PM EST
    People look at a fire truck, which was set on fire by a group of Salafi protesters during overnight riots in Sidi Hussein district, Tunis June 12, 2012. Thousands of Salafi Islamists, angered by an art exhibition they say insults Muslims, rampaged through parts of Tunis on Tuesday, raising religious tensions in the birthplace of the Arab Spring and piling pressure on the moderate Islamist government. REUTERS/Stringer (TUNISIA - Tags: POLITICS RELIGION CIVIL UNREST)
  •  - A view shows a courtroom after it was attacked by Salafi protesters during overnight riots in Sidi Hussein district

    A view shows a courtroom after it was attacked by Salafi protesters during overnight riots in Sidi Hussein district

    Posted: 6/12/2012 5:46:42 PM EST
    A view shows the interior of a courtroom after it was attacked by Salafi protesters during overnight riots in Sidi Hussein district, Tunis June 12, 2012. Thousands of Salafi Islamists, angered by an art exhibition they say insults Muslims, rampaged through parts of Tunis on Tuesday, raising religious tensions in the birthplace of the Arab Spring and piling pressure on the moderate Islamist government. REUTERS/Stringer (TUNISIA - Tags: POLITICS RELIGION CIVIL UNREST)
  •  - People look at a fire truck, which was set on fire by a group of Salafi protesters during overnight riots in Sidi Hussein district

    People look at a fire truck, which was set on fire by a group of Salafi protesters during overnight riots in Sidi Hussein district

    Posted: 6/12/2012 5:43:10 PM EST
    People look at a fire truck, which was set on fire by a group of Salafi protesters during overnight riots in Sidi Hussein district, Tunis June 12, 2012. Thousands of Salafi Islamists, angered by an art exhibition they say insults Muslims, rampaged through parts of Tunis on Tuesday, raising religious tensions in the birthplace of the Arab Spring and piling pressure on the moderate Islamist government. REUTERS/Stringer (TUNISIA - Tags: POLITICS RELIGION CIVIL UNREST)
  •  - A view shows the interior of a police station after it was attacked by Salafi Islamists during overnight riots in Carthage Byrsa

    A view shows the interior of a police station after it was attacked by Salafi Islamists during overnight riots in Carthage Byrsa

    Posted: 6/12/2012 5:35:11 PM EST
    A view shows the interior of a police station after it was attacked by Salafi Islamists during overnight riots in the northern Tunis suburb of Carthage Byrsa June 12, 2012. Thousands of Salafi Islamists, angered by an art exhibition they say insults Muslims, rampaged through parts of Tunis on Tuesday, raising religious tensions in the birthplace of the Arab Spring and piling pressure on the moderate Islamist government. REUTERS/Stringer (TUNISIA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST RELIGION)
  •  - A view shows the interior of a police station after it was attacked by Salafi Islamists during overnight riots in Carthage Byrsa

    A view shows the interior of a police station after it was attacked by Salafi Islamists during overnight riots in Carthage Byrsa

    Posted: 6/12/2012 5:34:13 PM EST
    A view shows the interior of a police station after it was attacked by Salafi Islamists during overnight riots in the northern Tunis suburb of Carthage Byrsa June 12, 2012. Thousands of Salafi Islamists, angered by an art exhibition they say insults Muslims, rampaged through parts of Tunis on Tuesday, raising religious tensions in the birthplace of the Arab Spring and piling pressure on the moderate Islamist government. REUTERS/Stringer (TUNISIA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST RELIGION)
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    To match Feature EMIRATES-PETROL/

    Posted: 5/30/2012 10:42:22 AM EST
    A Dubai Transport taxi drives past as cars queue for petrol at an Enoc fuel station in Dubai, May 12, 2012. Emiratis' love of cheap gasoline has caused a fissure in the UAE establishment, setting a top government body, nervous of Arab Spring unrest, against national oil companies fighting to stem losses from producing underpriced fuel for the home market. Picture taken May 12, 2012. To match EMIRATES-PETROL/ REUTERS/Jumana El Heloueh (UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - Tags: ENERGY BUSINESS)