Prostitution is legal and regulated in Tunisia, but many of its red light districts closed down after the 2011 revolution in the face of Islamist attacks. Now sex workers want to reopen them, saying they provided community, safety and badly needed income.
One of Tunisia's presidential candidates is getting an unexpected rock star treatment: 87-year-old Beji Caid Essebsi, a longtime politician who's built in the mold of Tunisia's first president and other old-guarders. But some youth believe he's the only candidate who's serious about their concerns.
After Tunisians launched the first of the Arab Spring revolutions in 2011, it's local Islamist party, Ennahda, took power. Now Tunisians have elected a new secular party in voting over the weekend, but the victory may force the two to work together in a coalition government.
Those born in the 1980s and 1990s helped lead the Arab Spring movements, pressing for more open and democratic societies. Author Juan Cole says they are just beginning to reshape the Middle East, with a mindset that is more liberal, less religious and unencumbered by the past.
Sometimes being behind is a plus. With an unreliable electric grid, many in Bangladesh have gone solar, making the country a worldwide leader. Meanwhile, in Tunisia, doctors are offering to help women become "virgins" again, and Colorado grapples with just how public its newly-legal marijuana should be. That and more in today's Global Scan.
Megan Williams reports from Tunisia where the protesters who toppled the country's president continue to protest. Their goal is to ensure that new elections are held and that all members of the former regime leave power.
Today's Global Hit features a belly dancer. Her name is Anasma Vuong. She's originally from Paris. Her father is Vietnamese and her mother from Tunisia. These days Anasma Vuong lives in New York. And she specializes in a fusion of belly dance and hip hop.
The Answer to today's Geo Quiz is Tozeur, Tunisia, the starting point for four US and Canadian students who took 8 days to run across the Northern Sahara desert. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with one of the students, Jill Gilday.