Rami Nakhle's Facebook page, run under an assumed name, almost sent him to prison. Mito Habe-Evans/NPR hide caption

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Kamil Khalil with the newly formed Workers Democratic Party comes from Cairo to join the sit-in at the Shebin factory. Deborah Amos/NPR hide caption

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Camel owners wait for customers on the outskirts of Cairo on March 3. Tourism continues to suffer in Egypt following the uprising that forced President Hosni Mubarak to resign. Khaled Desouki/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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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. Nasser Nasser/AP hide caption

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Hass Dennoui, founder of Re-Volt Radio, a platform promoting Arab hip-hop, films a spot along a street in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Courtesy of Hass Dennoui hide caption

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Staff members of Al-Jazeera prepare for a broadcast in Doha, Qatar. Deborah Amos/NPR hide caption

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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. Hassan Ammar/AP hide caption

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Saudi students sit for their final high school exams at the end of the school year June 19 in the Red Sea port city of Jeddah. Amer Hilabi/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A shop in Cairo's Tahrir Square is spray-painted with the word "twitter" on Feb. 4, days after the Egyptian government blocked Internet access. Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images hide caption

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Fahad Albutairi, 25, is a geologist and stand-up comedian. Deborah Amos/NPR hide caption

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Ahmed al-Omran, a 22-year-old Saudi university student, checks his Internet blog on his laptop computer at a cafe in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on June 5, 2006. Fahd Shadeed/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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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. Muhannad Fala'ah/Getty Images hide caption

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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. Tolga Bozoglu/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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