Mother of Mohamed Bouazizi Speaks About Son Who Sparked Revolution

Two years ago Monday, Mohamed Bouazizi committed a personal act of protest. The young fruit seller from the Tunisian town of Sidi Bouzid set himself on fire - and set off a revolution.

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    Anti-government protesters in Yemen attend a rally to commemorate anniversary of Mohamed Bouazizi's death. The Tunisian man set himself on fire and inspired the Arab Spring. Banner reads: "We all are Bouazizi." (Photo: REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah)

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    Mother of Mohamed Bouazizi, the vegetable seller who set himself on fire last December in an act of protest that triggered the revolution, gives a speech during a ceremony marking the first anniversary of the Tunisian Revolution in Sidi Bouzid December 17, 2011. Tens of thousands of people packed a provincial town square to celebrate the first anniversary on Saturday of Tunisia's democratic revolution in the place where it began, unleashing a tide of popular revolt that has transformed the Arab world. The festive mood in Sidi Bouzid was tempered somewhat, however, by reminders that democratic change in Tunisia has yet to ease poverty and high unemployment - bread and butter issues that preoccupy many Tunisians and have triggered rioting. REUTERS/Zoubeir Souissi (TUNISIA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)

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