Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan (right) has been enthusiastically received by Arab Spring countries that look to Turkey as a potential model. Here, Erdogan hosts Mustafa Abdul Jalil, chairman of the National Transitional Council of Libya, in Istanbul, last month. Mustafa Ozer/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Bahrain is the one Arab country where the government has suppressed a major uprising. Here, protesters wave flags at the Pearl Roundabout in the capital Manama on Feb. 20, 2011, when the demonstrations were at their peak. John Moore/Getty Images hide caption

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Syria's embattled President Bashar Assad still has supporters, particularly among his fellow Alawites, a minority who believe they will suffer if Assad is ousted. Here, Assad supporters rally Tuesday in the capital, Damascus. SANA handout/EPA /Landov hide caption

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Egypt is holding parliamentary elections, but the military remains the most powerful force in the country. Here, election officials take away ballot boxes from a polling station in Cairo on Nov. 29, 2011. Odd Andersen/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Egyptian anti-government protesters celebrate at Tahrir Square in Cairo on February 11, 2011 after President Hosni Mubarak stepped down after three decades of autocratic rule and handed power to a junta of senior military commanders. Pedro Ugarte/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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