The Arab uprisings, 10 years later

December 17, 2020

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A protester is shown standing on top of a street light and holding the Egyptian flag while blocking the sun and creating a shadow.

A protester climbs a pole waving the Egyptian national flag during a demonstration in Tahrir Square, Cairo, Egypt, Feb. 3, 2012.


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The World presents a special edition focusing on the start of the Arab uprisings in 2010. The uprisings began in Tunisia, with the self-immolation of fruit seller Mohamed Bouazizi, 10 years ago on Thursday, and quickly spread to several Arab countries, leading to the fall of dictators. A decade later, we ask: What is the legacy of the Arab uprisings and how are people remembering the events?

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