A protester wearing a T-shirt with the pre-Gadhafi Libyan flag takes part in a protest against Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi in front of the Arab League headquarters in Cairo on March 22.
Saudis wave and cheer as the convoy of King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia passes through the streets of Riyadh on Wednesday. As the king returns from three months of medical treatments, he faces increasing demands for political reform.
Iraqi university students take photos as they celebrate during their graduation party in April 2009, at the University of Technology in Baghdad. Sixty-five percent of Iraqis today are under the age of 25, and a preliminary survey finds that their attitudes are radically different from those of previous generations -- which may have a profound effect on the country's future.
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Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan (right) meets with Iraqi President Jalal Talabani in Istanbul, Dec. 22, 2010. Turkey is vying with Iran to be the most influential regional power in Iraq.
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Retired Army Sgt. Alexander Reyes (right), from Miami, responds to applause at Camp Liberty in Baghdad after sharing the story of how he was wounded by an IED in 2007. He is one of seven wounded veterans who recently returned to Iraq as part of Operation Proper Exit, a program aimed at helping soldiers heal from traumatic injuries.
An Iraqi man holds a sign reading "Baghdad will not be Kandahar" in Arabic as he takes part in a Dec. 3 protest in Baghdad organized by poets and intellectuals against the closure of nightclubs and a ban on alcohol sales.
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Dean Obeidallah,an Arab-American comedian, performs at the Amman Stand-Up Comedy Festival last year in Amman, Jordan. Demand for American-style stand-up comedy has exploded among young Arabs in the Middle East.
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