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Today, Yemeni activist Tawakkol Karman shares in the Nobel Peace Prize.
"We are in need of heroes," said Abdul-Ghani Al-Iryani, a Yemeni political analyst, in Sudarsan Raghavan’s February profile of Karman. ”She manages to do what most men cannot do in a society that is highly prejudiced against women.”

Today, Yemeni activist Tawakkol Karman shares in the Nobel Peace Prize.

"We are in need of heroes," said Abdul-Ghani Al-Iryani, a Yemeni political analyst, in Sudarsan Raghavan’s February profile of Karman. ”She manages to do what most men cannot do in a society that is highly prejudiced against women.”

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Rebels have breached Gaddafi’s compound and mounted the Fist Crushing U.S. Fighter Plane monument. Image from Al Jazeera English. The latest is here.

Rebels have breached Gaddafi’s compound and mounted the Fist Crushing U.S. Fighter Plane monument. Image from Al Jazeera English. The latest is here.

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"We are coming for you, frizz-head!"

rebel fighters in Tripoli on Sunday, in reference to Gaddafi. The latest on Libya is here.

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theatlantic:

Qaddafi with Mubarak and Ben Ali, One Year Ago

 
Taken less than a year before, the photo captured the ear-to-ear smiles of the leaders of several autocratic regimes. At the center of the photo stood Gaddafi, smiling and resplendent in his golden-brown robes and trademark sunglasses.
To his far left stood then-Tunisian President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, laughing, and looking for all the world like he was invincible. To his right stood then-Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, with Gaddafi’s elbow jauntily on his soldier.

 
Via The Washington Post

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theatlantic:

Qaddafi with Mubarak and Ben Ali, One Year Ago

Taken less than a year before, the photo captured the ear-to-ear smiles of the leaders of several autocratic regimes. At the center of the photo stood Gaddafi, smiling and resplendent in his golden-brown robes and trademark sunglasses.

To his far left stood then-Tunisian President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, laughing, and looking for all the world like he was invincible. To his right stood then-Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, with Gaddafi’s elbow jauntily on his soldier.

Via The Washington Post

Via us.

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Only in the new Egypt could Ghalia Alia Mahmoud have become a celebrity chef.
Photo by Leila Fadel (The Washington Post)

Only in the new Egypt could Ghalia Alia Mahmoud have become a celebrity chef.

Photo by Leila Fadel (The Washington Post)

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"I was, of course, planning a vacation this summer. And, of course, now I cannot."

Abdulwahab Abdulla al-Hajjri, Washington man-about-town and Yemeni ambassador to the United States. Read here how the Arab Spring has scotched his American summer.

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Anti-government demonstrators display their hands — which read “Youth of the Freedom” — as they demand the resignation of Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh in Taiz Tuesday.
Photo by Anees Mahyoub (AP)

Anti-government demonstrators display their hands — which read “Youth of the Freedom” — as they demand the resignation of Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh in Taiz Tuesday.

Photo by Anees Mahyoub (AP)