Arab Spring Photos on Townhall

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    Posted: 5/30/2012 10:42:20 AM EST
    Cars queue for petrol at an Eppco 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: BUSINESS ENERGY)
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    Posted: 5/30/2012 10:42:17 AM EST
    Cars queue for petrol at an Emarat 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)
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    Posted: 5/23/2012 10:19:43 AM EST
    A general view shows the Acibadem hospital in Istanbul May 15, 2012. Growth capital and buyout funds from the wealthy Gulf Arab region are being drawn towards Turkey's stable and growing economy at the expense of countries like Egypt and Bahrain, still prey to the violence of the Arab Spring popular revolts. In January, Dubai-based Abraaj sold its 50 percent stake in Turkish hospital group Acibadem to Malaysia's state-linked investor fund Khazanah Nasional and its healthcare unit in a deal that valued the company at $1.68 billion. Picture taken May 15, 2012. To match story TURKEY-PRIVATE-EQUITY/ REUTERS/Osman Orsal (TURKEY - Tags: BUSINESS HEALTH)
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    Posted: 5/23/2012 10:19:15 AM EST
    A view shows the Acibadem hospital in Istanbul May 15, 2012. Growth capital and buyout funds from the wealthy Gulf Arab region are being drawn towards Turkey's stable and growing economy at the expense of countries like Egypt and Bahrain, still prey to the violence of the Arab Spring popular revolts. In January, Dubai-based Abraaj sold its 50 percent stake in Turkish hospital group Acibadem to Malaysia's state-linked investor fund Khazanah Nasional and its healthcare unit in a deal that valued the company at $1.68 billion. Picture taken May 15, 2012. To match story TURKEY-PRIVATE-EQUITY/ REUTERS/Osman Orsal (TURKEY - Tags: BUSINESS HEALTH)
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    Posted: 5/23/2012 10:18:45 AM EST
    A general view shows the Acibadem hospital in Istanbul May 15, 2012. Growth capital and buyout funds from the wealthy Gulf Arab region are being drawn towards Turkey's stable and growing economy at the expense of countries like Egypt and Bahrain, still prey to the violence of the Arab Spring popular revolts. In January, Dubai-based Abraaj sold its 50 percent stake in Turkish hospital group Acibadem to Malaysia's state-linked investor fund Khazanah Nasional and its healthcare unit in a deal that valued the company at $1.68 billion. Picture taken May 15, 2012. To match story TURKEY-PRIVATE-EQUITY/ REUTERS/Osman Orsal (TURKEY - Tags: HEALTH BUSINESS)
  •  - Journalist Anderson Cooper speaks after accepting a Peabody award for the work done for CNN's coverage of the Arab spring during the 71st annual Peabody Awards ceremony in New York

    Journalist Anderson Cooper speaks after accepting a Peabody award for the work done for CNN's coverage of the Arab spring during the 71st annual Peabody Awards ceremony in New York

    Posted: 5/21/2012 4:28:02 PM EST
    Journalist Anderson Cooper speaks after accepting a Peabody award for the work done for CNN's coverage of the Arab spring during the 71st annual Peabody Awards ceremony in New York, May 21, 2012. REUTERS/Keith Bedford(UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT MEDIA)
  •  - Journalist Anderson Cooper speaks after accepting a Peabody award for the work done for CNN's coverage of the Arab spring during the 71st annual Peabody Awards ceremony in New York

    Journalist Anderson Cooper speaks after accepting a Peabody award for the work done for CNN's coverage of the Arab spring during the 71st annual Peabody Awards ceremony in New York

    Posted: 5/21/2012 4:25:40 PM EST
    Journalist Anderson Cooper speaks after accepting a Peabody award for the work done for CNN's coverage of the Arab spring during the 71st annual Peabody Awards ceremony in New York, May 21, 2012. REUTERS/Keith Bedford (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT MEDIA)
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    Posted: 5/16/2012 7:30:48 AM EST
    Bahraini anti-government protesters react to tear gas fired by riot police at demonstrators re-emerging after riot police dispersed a protest calling for freedom for political prisoners and chanting against tightening Saudi-Bahrain ties Monday, May 14, 2012, in the western village of Karzakan, Bahrain.Gulf Arab leaders have stood together over the last year to fend off political opposition inspired by the Arab Spring as well as the ambitions of their rival, Iran. The region's envoys met Monday to discuss whether to carry that unity to the next level with proposals that foresee a super-state stretching from Kuwait to Oman. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali)
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    Posted: 5/16/2012 7:30:48 AM EST
    Riot police watch anti-government demonstrators returning to the streets from a watch tower scarred by previous petrol bomb attacks in the western village of Karzakan, Bahrain, after dispersing a protest Monday, May 14, 2012, calling for freedom for political prisoners and chanting against tightening Saudi-Bahrain ties. Gulf Arab leaders have stood together over the last year to fend off political opposition inspired by the Arab Spring as well as the ambitions of their rival, Iran. The region's envoys met Monday to discuss whether to carry that unity to the next level with proposals that foresee a super-state stretching from Kuwait to Oman. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali)
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    Posted: 5/16/2012 7:30:48 AM EST
    Riot police head back to their base after dispersing an anti-government protest calling for freedom for political prisoners and chanting against tightening Saudi-Bahrain ties Monday, May 14, 2012, in the western village of Karzakan, Bahrain.Gulf Arab leaders have stood together over the last year to fend off political opposition inspired by the Arab Spring as well as the ambitions of their rival, Iran. The region's envoys met Monday to discuss whether to carry that unity to the next level with proposals that foresee a super-state stretching from Kuwait to Oman. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali)
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    Posted: 5/16/2012 7:30:47 AM EST
    Bahraini anti-government protesters gesture toward riot police, unseen, after they dispersed an anti-government protest calling for freedom for political prisoners and chanting against tightening Saudi-Bahrain ties Monday, May 14, 2012, in the western village of Karzakan, Bahrain.Gulf Arab leaders have stood together over the last year to fend off political opposition inspired by the Arab Spring as well as the ambitions of their rival, Iran. The region's envoys met Monday to discuss whether to carry that unity to the next level with proposals that foresee a super-state stretching from Kuwait to Oman. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali)
  •  - A woman leaves a voting booth during paliamentary elections at a polling station in the Berber region of Bordj Menail

    A woman leaves a voting booth during paliamentary elections at a polling station in the Berber region of Bordj Menail

    Posted: 5/10/2012 1:39:23 PM EST
    A woman leaves a voting booth during paliamentary elections at a polling station in the Berber region of Bordj Menail, east of Algiers, May 10, 2012. Sceptical Algerians abstained in large numbers from a parliamentary election on Thursday which the country's ruling elite hoped would help them claw back credibility after Arab Spring revolts left them looking out of touch. REUTERS/Ramzi Boudina (ALGERIA - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS SOCIETY)
  •  - An electoral worker sits beside a ballot box while waiting for voters during paliamentary elections at a polling station on the outskirts of Algiers

    An electoral worker sits beside a ballot box while waiting for voters during paliamentary elections at a polling station on the outskirts of Algiers

    Posted: 5/10/2012 1:24:13 PM EST
    An electoral worker sits beside a ballot box while waiting for voters during paliamentary elections at a polling station on the outskirts of Algiers May 10, 2012. Sceptical Algerians abstained in large numbers from a parliamentary election on Thursday which the country's ruling elite hoped would help them claw back credibility after Arab Spring revolts left them looking out of touch. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra (ALGERIA - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
  •  - A voter casts his ballot during paliamentary elections at a polling station in the Berber region of Bani Amrane

    A voter casts his ballot during paliamentary elections at a polling station in the Berber region of Bani Amrane

    Posted: 5/10/2012 1:21:04 PM EST
    A voter casts his ballot during paliamentary elections at a polling station in the Berber region of Bani Amrane, about 70 km (43 miles) southeast of Algiers, May 10, 2012. Sceptical Algerians abstained in large numbers from the parliamentary election on Thursday which the country's ruling elite hoped would help them claw back credibility after Arab Spring revolts left them looking out of touch. REUTERS/Ramzi Boudina (ALGERIA - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS SOCIETY)
  •  - An Algerian woman prepares to cast her ballot during parliamentary elections at a polling station in Algiers

    An Algerian woman prepares to cast her ballot during parliamentary elections at a polling station in Algiers

    Posted: 5/10/2012 12:55:27 PM EST
    An Algerian woman prepares to cast her ballot during parliamentary election at a polling station in Algiers May 10, 2012. Sceptical Algerians abstained in large numbers from the parliamentary election on Thursday which the country's ruling elite hoped would help them claw back credibility after Arab Spring revolts left them looking out of touch. REUTERS/Louafi Larbi (ALGERIA - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS)
  •  - Electoral workers wait for voters during parliamentary elections in Algiers

    Electoral workers wait for voters during parliamentary elections in Algiers

    Posted: 5/10/2012 12:54:29 PM EST
    Electoral workers wait for voters during parliamentary elections in Algiers May 10, 2012. Sceptical Algerians abstained in large numbers from the parliamentary election on Thursday which the country's ruling elite hoped would help them claw back credibility after Arab Spring revolts left them looking out of touch. REUTERS/Louafi Larbi (ALGERIA - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS)
  •  - A ballot box is pictured during parliamentary elections in Algiers

    A ballot box is pictured during parliamentary elections in Algiers

    Posted: 5/10/2012 12:53:18 PM EST
    A ballot box is pictured during parliamentary elections in Algiers May 10, 2012. Sceptical Algerians abstained in large numbers from the parliamentary election on Thursday which the country's ruling elite hoped would help them claw back credibility after Arab Spring revolts left them looking out of touch. REUTERS/Louafi Larbi (ALGERIA - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS)
  •  - An Algerian woman casts her ballot during parliamentary elections at a polling station in Algiers

    An Algerian woman casts her ballot during parliamentary elections at a polling station in Algiers

    Posted: 5/10/2012 12:50:07 PM EST
    An Algerian woman casts her ballot during parliamentary election at a polling station in Algiers May 10, 2012. Sceptical Algerians abstained in large numbers from the parliamentary election on Thursday which the country's ruling elite hoped would help them claw back credibility after Arab Spring revolts left them looking out of touch. REUTERS/Louafi Larbi (ALGERIA - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS)
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    Posted: 5/7/2012 3:10:50 PM EST
    In this picture dated Thursday, May 3, 2012, A justice symbol monument is seen in front of a mosque in Ras al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates. At least eight people _ including a member of Ras al-Khaimah's ruling family _ have been detained this year for suspected links to the group al-Islah, or Reform. Five others have been reported missing by rights groups that claim undercover security agents took them into custody. Members of the Islamist group describe their goals in purely populist terms, saying they only want to open up political participation in a country whose seven emirates are governed by various tribal dynasties. UAE authorities view them as a dangerous undercurrent inspired by the Arab Spring gains of Islamist movements elsewhere, such as Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood, and a potential threat to the UAE's Western-friendly tolerance. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)
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    Posted: 5/7/2012 3:10:50 PM EST
    In this picture dated Thursday, May 3, 2012, A justice symbol monument is seen in front of a mosque in Ras al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates. At least eight people _ including a member of Ras al-Khaimah's ruling family _ have been detained this year for suspected links to the group al-Islah, or Reform. Five others have been reported missing by rights groups that claim undercover security agents took them into custody. Members of the Islamist group describe their goals in purely populist terms, saying they only want to open up political participation in a country whose seven emirates are governed by various tribal dynasties. UAE authorities view them as a dangerous undercurrent inspired by the Arab Spring gains of Islamist movements elsewhere, such as Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood, and a potential threat to the UAE's Western-friendly tolerance. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)