Arab Spring Photos on Townhall

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    Posted: 5/6/2012 1:30:47 AM EST
    In this Feb. 19, 2012 photo, Berber activists demonstrate at a protest in the Moroccan capital of Rabat, marking the one year anniversary of the North African kingdom's local version of the Arab Spring uprisings. The growing Berber movement, inspired by the Arab Spring, has galvanized North Africa's original inhabitants to push for their political and cultural rights and helped them secure official recognition for their language in Morocco. (AP Photo/Paul Schemm)
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    Posted: 4/29/2012 12:00:46 PM EST
    FILE - In this Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012 file photo made available by the office of the Yemen presidency, Yemen's President Ali Abdullah Saleh speaks to the state media reporters at the Presidential Palace in Sanaa, Yemen. Yemen's deposed leader said Saturday April 21, 2012 the Arab Spring revolts that swept the region last year brought "destruction" to the nations in which they took place. Ali Abdullah Saleh say Yemen's own yearlong revolt cost billions of dollars in lost revenues. (AP Photo, File) EDITORIAL USE ONLY, NO SALES
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    Posted: 4/26/2012 10:05:48 AM EST
    FILE - In this Friday, March 2, 2007 file photo Libya's Moammar Gadhafi attends a debate on the sidelines of celebrations marking the 30-year anniversary of the declaration of the "jamahiriya," or "rule of the masses", in Sabha, Libya. Former Liberian President Charles Taylor is part of a long parade of leaders guilty or accused of similar, and in some cases far more appalling, crimes in modern history. Here is what happened to some: Moammar Gadhafi: Libya's leader became the first ruler killed in the Arab Spring uprisings that swept the region in 2011. He ruled for nearly 42 years with an eccentric brutality, turning Libya into an isolated pariah, then an oil power courted by the West, then back again. The rebels who toppled him were backed by a NATO bombing campaign. (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser, file)
  •  - Riot police patrol a street during riots in Manama

    Riot police patrol a street during riots in Manama

    Posted: 4/22/2012 10:32:52 AM EST
    Riot police patrol a street during riots in Manama April 22, 2012. Formula One drivers race in Bahrain on Sunday while rage boils on the streets outside, among protesters who denounce the Grand Prix as a gaudy spectacle by a ruling family that crushed Arab Spring demonstrations last year. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah (BAHRAIN - Tags: SPORT MOTORSPORT CIVIL UNREST POLITICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
  •  - A riot police drags a fire barricade during riots in Manama

    A riot police drags a fire barricade during riots in Manama

    Posted: 4/22/2012 10:29:47 AM EST
    A riot police drags a fire barricade during riots in Manama April 22, 2012. Formula One drivers race in Bahrain on Sunday while rage boils on the streets outside, among protesters who denounce the Grand Prix as a gaudy spectacle by a ruling family that crushed Arab Spring demonstrations last year. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah (BAHRAIN - Tags: SPORT MOTORSPORT CIVIL UNREST POLITICS)
  •  - Riot police extinguish a fire during riots in Manama

    Riot police extinguish a fire during riots in Manama

    Posted: 4/22/2012 9:43:40 AM EST
    Riot police extinguish a fire during riots in Manama April 22, 2012. Formula One drivers race in Bahrain on Sunday while rage boils on the streets outside, among protesters who denounce the Grand Prix as a gaudy spectacle by a ruling family that crushed Arab Spring demonstrations last year. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah (BAHRAIN - Tags: SPORT MOTORSPORT CIVIL UNREST POLITICS)
  •  - King Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa arrives at the Sakhir circuit in Manama to attend the Bahrain F1 Grand Prix

    King Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa arrives at the Sakhir circuit in Manama to attend the Bahrain F1 Grand Prix

    Posted: 4/22/2012 7:35:19 AM EST
    King Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa (C) arrives at the Sakhir circuit in Manama to attend the Bahrain F1 Grand Prix, April 22, 2012. Formula One drivers will race in Bahrain on Sunday while rage boils on the streets outside, among protesters who denounce the Grand Prix as a gaudy spectacle by a ruling family that crushed Arab Spring demonstrations last year. REUTERS/Mahammad al-Hindi (BAHRAIN - Tags: SPORT MOTORSPORT POLITICS ROYALS)
  •  - A man rides a bicycle past a wall with anti-Formula One graffiti in a village in Diraz

    A man rides a bicycle past a wall with anti-Formula One graffiti in a village in Diraz

    Posted: 4/22/2012 2:20:45 AM EST
    A man rides a bicycle past a wall with anti-Formula One graffiti in a village in Diraz, west of Manama April 22, 2012. Formula One drivers will race in Bahrain on Sunday while rage boils on the streets outside, among protesters who denounce the Grand Prix as a gaudy spectacle by a ruling family that crushed Arab Spring demonstrations last year. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed (BAHRAIN - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS SPORT MOTORSPORT)
  •  - A man walks past a wall with anti-Formula One graffiti in a village in Diraz

    A man walks past a wall with anti-Formula One graffiti in a village in Diraz

    Posted: 4/22/2012 2:11:30 AM EST
    A man walks past a wall with anti-Formula One graffiti in a village in Diraz, west of Manama early April 22, 2012. Formula One drivers will race in Bahrain on Sunday while rage boils on the streets outside, among protesters who denounce the Grand Prix as a gaudy spectacle by a ruling family that crushed Arab Spring demonstrations last year. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed (BAHRAIN - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS SPORT MOTORSPORT)
  •  - A man rides a bicycle past a wall with anti-Formula One graffiti in a village in Diraz

    A man rides a bicycle past a wall with anti-Formula One graffiti in a village in Diraz

    Posted: 4/22/2012 2:10:27 AM EST
    A man rides a bicycle past a wall with anti-Formula One graffiti in a village in Diraz, west of Manama early April 22, 2012. Formula One drivers will race in Bahrain on Sunday while rage boils on the streets outside, among protesters who denounce the Grand Prix as a gaudy spectacle by a ruling family that crushed Arab Spring demonstrations last year. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed (BAHRAIN - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS SPORT MOTORSPORT)
  •  - A man smokes next to a wall with anti-Formula One graffiti in a village in Diraz

    A man smokes next to a wall with anti-Formula One graffiti in a village in Diraz

    Posted: 4/22/2012 2:07:52 AM EST
    A man smokes next to a wall with anti-Formula One graffiti in a village in Diraz, west of Manama early April 22, 2012. Formula One drivers will race in Bahrain on Sunday while rage boils on the streets outside, among protesters who denounce the Grand Prix as a gaudy spectacle by a ruling family that crushed Arab Spring demonstrations last year. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed (BAHRAIN - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS SPORT MOTORSPORT)
  •  - Police officers arrest people who were rallying in support of former MDC legislator and law lecturer Gwisai outside the Harare Magistrate court

    Police officers arrest people who were rallying in support of former MDC legislator and law lecturer Gwisai outside the Harare Magistrate court

    Posted: 3/21/2012 3:12:37 PM EST
    Police officers arrest people who were rallying in support of former Movement For Democratic Change (MDC) legislator and law lecturer Munyaradzi Gwisai outside the Harare Magistrate court, March 21, 2012. Six Zimbabwean activists convicted of airing Arab Spring videos as part of a plot against President Robert Mugabe were fined and sentenced to community service on Wednesday, a milder punishment than the 10 years jail that could have been handed down. REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo (ZIMBABWE-Tags: - Tags: POLITICS CRIME LAW)
  •  - Police officers arrest people who were rallying in support of former MDC legislator and law lecturer Gwisai outside the Harare Magistrate court

    Police officers arrest people who were rallying in support of former MDC legislator and law lecturer Gwisai outside the Harare Magistrate court

    Posted: 3/21/2012 3:12:05 PM EST
    Police officers arrest people who were rallying in support of former Movement For Democratic Change (MDC) legislator and law lecturer Munyaradzi Gwisai outside the Harare Magistrate court, March 21, 2012. Six Zimbabwean activists convicted of airing Arab Spring videos as part of a plot against President Robert Mugabe were fined and sentenced to community service on Wednesday, a milder punishment than the 10 years jail that could have been handed down. REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo (ZIMBABWE-Tags: - Tags: POLITICS CRIME LAW)
  •  - Students celebrate the non-custodial sentence of former MDC legislator and law lecturer Gwisai as riot police stand guard outside the Harare Magistrate court

    Students celebrate the non-custodial sentence of former MDC legislator and law lecturer Gwisai as riot police stand guard outside the Harare Magistrate court

    Posted: 3/21/2012 2:52:44 PM EST
    Students celebrate the non-custodial sentence of former Movement For Democratic Change (MDC) legislator and law lecturer Munyaradzi Gwisai as police officers stand guard outside the Harare Magistrate court, March 21, 2012. Six Zimbabwean activists convicted of airing Arab Spring videos as part of a plot against President Robert Mugabe were fined and sentenced to community service on Wednesday, a milder punishment than the 10 years jail that could have been handed down. REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo (ZIMBABWE-Tags: - Tags: POLITICS CRIME LAW)
  •  - Students celebrate the non-custodial sentence of former MDC legislator and law lecturer Gwisai as they leave the Harare Magistrate court

    Students celebrate the non-custodial sentence of former MDC legislator and law lecturer Gwisai as they leave the Harare Magistrate court

    Posted: 3/21/2012 2:45:16 PM EST
    Students celebrate the non-custodial sentence of former Movement For Democratic Change (MDC) legislator and law lecturer Munyaradzi Gwisai as they leave the Harare Magistrate court, March 21, 2012. Six Zimbabwean activists convicted of airing Arab Spring videos as part of a plot against President Robert Mugabe were fined and sentenced to community service on Wednesday, a milder punishment than the 10 years jail that could have been handed down. REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo (ZIMBABWE-Tags: - Tags: POLITICS CRIME LAW)
  •  - Students celebrate the non-custodial sentence of former MDC legislator and law lecturer Gwisai as they leave the Harare Magistrate court

    Students celebrate the non-custodial sentence of former MDC legislator and law lecturer Gwisai as they leave the Harare Magistrate court

    Posted: 3/21/2012 2:42:31 PM EST
    Students celebrate the non-custodial sentence of former Movement For Democratic Change (MDC) legislator and law lecturer Munyaradzi Gwisai as they leave the Harare Magistrate court, March 21, 2012. Six Zimbabwean activists convicted of airing Arab Spring videos as part of a plot against President Robert Mugabe were fined and sentenced to community service on Wednesday, a milder punishment than the 10 years jail that could have been handed down. REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo (ZIMBABWE-Tags: - Tags: POLITICS CRIME LAW)
  •  - Zimbabwe's former MDC legislator and law lecturer Gwisai speaks to the media outside the Harare Magistrate court,

    Zimbabwe's former MDC legislator and law lecturer Gwisai speaks to the media outside the Harare Magistrate court,

    Posted: 3/21/2012 2:40:04 PM EST
    Zimbabwe's former Movement For Democratic Change (MDC) legislator and law lecturer Munyaradzi Gwisai speaks to the media outside the Harare Magistrate court, March 21, 2012. Six Zimbabwean activists convicted of airing Arab Spring videos as part of a plot against President Robert Mugabe were fined and sentenced to community service on Wednesday, a milder punishment than the 10 years jail that could have been handed down. REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo (ZIMBABWE-Tags: - Tags: POLITICS CRIME LAW)
  •  - File photo of stock index board as investors look at share prices on the trading floor at the Dubai Financial Market

    File photo of stock index board as investors look at share prices on the trading floor at the Dubai Financial Market

    Posted: 3/21/2012 10:14:37 AM EST
    A stock index board is seen as investors look at share prices on the trading floor at the Dubai Financial Market in this January 31, 2011 file photo. A rally in key Middle Eastern stock markets a year after the Arab Spring popular revolts erupted is underpinned by a strong oil price but is hostage to Saudi Arabian market reforms and uncertainty in Egypt.Stocks across the region, with the exception of stable Dubai and Qatar, suffered a beating early last year when demonstrators took to the streets of one Arab country after another. REUTERS/Jumana El-Heloueh/Files (UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - Tags: BUSINESS)
  •  - File photo of traders working at the Egyptian Stock Exchange in Cairo

    File photo of traders working at the Egyptian Stock Exchange in Cairo

    Posted: 3/21/2012 10:13:55 AM EST
    Traders work at the Egyptian Stock Exchange in Cairo in this August 11, 2011 file photo. A rally in key Middle Eastern stock markets a year after the Arab Spring popular revolts erupted is underpinned by a strong oil price but is hostage to Saudi Arabian market reforms and uncertainty in Egypt. Stocks across the region, with the exception of stable Dubai and Qatar, suffered a beating early last year when demonstrators took to the streets of one Arab country after another. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh/Files (EGYPT - Tags: BUSINESS)
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    Posted: 3/19/2012 3:05:47 PM EST
    FILE - In this photo provided Nov. 24, 2011 by the office of Khaled Meshaal, Palestinian Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal, left, and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas are seen together during their meeting in Cairo, Egypt. Efforts to reunify the Palestinians behind one leadership appear to hit a dead end: Hamas leaders in Gaza, the territory the Islamic militant movement has ruled since a violent 2007 takeover, have concluded that subordinating themselves to the Palestinian Authority would waste a golden opportunity offered by the Arab Spring and the rise of political Islam in the region. (AP Photo/Office of Khaled Meshaal, File)