Photo Gallery A Slap Heard Around the Arab World

On Dec. 17, 2010, a fruit seller named Mohamed Bouazizi set himself on fire after a dispute with a government official. His act triggered the Arab Revolution. Why did it begin in a small Tunisian city? And how have local residents reacted to their new freedoms?
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Foto: Str/ dpa
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Foto: Mathieu von Rohr/ DER SPIEGEL
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Foto: Mathieu von Rohr/ DER SPIEGEL