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The Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood's third-highest ranking member and a main financier of the banned movement, Khayrat al-Shater (second from left), and other defendants flash the four-finger salute during their trial in Cairo, Egypt, on Saturday. Ousted President Mohammed Morsi, who was among them, received the death penalty. Khaled Elfiqi/EPA/Landov hide caption

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Ousted Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak sits in the defendant's cage during his verdict hearing in a retrial for embezzlement on Saturday in the capital Cairo. The Egyptian court sentenced Mubarak and his two sons to three years in prison. APAIMAGES/APA/Landov hide caption

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Protester chant slogans in downtown Cairo, Egypt, on Sunday to mark the fourth anniversary of of the 2011 uprising that toppled President Hosni Mubarak. Several people have been killed in clashes with security forces. Hassan Mohamed/AP hide caption

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Tunisian voter Dina Ghlisse, 19, displays her finger with the indelible ink mark after voting in La Marsa, on the outskirts of Tunis, on Sunday. More than three years after Tunisia sparked the Arab Spring, the country is choosing a president. Hassene Dridi/AP hide caption

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Ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, 86, lies on a gurney next to his son, Gamal, second left, in the defendants cage, during a court hearing in Cairo, on Saturday. He and his sons saw earlier convictions on murder overturned by the court. Tarek el-Gabbas/AP hide caption

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Ramzi El-Fekih, CEO of Creova, stands in his server room in Tunis. He has built a mobile payments company, but because of banking restrictions, Tunisians can use his product only for domestic purchases. Aarti Shahani/NPR hide caption

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Tunisia's Emerging Tech Sector Hampered By Old Policies

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A man carries an Egyptian police officer to an ambulance after Friday's blast at the Egyptian police headquarters in downtown Cairo. Khalil Hamra/AP hide caption

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On 'Morning Edition': NPR's Leila Fadel talks with Renee Montagne about the voting in Egypt

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Is This Arab Spring Country Finally Getting It Right?

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Supporters of ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi rallied outside the police academy in Cairo where his trial was opened, and quickly adjourned, on Monday. Khaled Desouki/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Anti-government demonstrators crowd Cairo's Tahrir Square in February 2011. A report from HSBC says Egypt and other Arab Spring countries will lose a total of $800 billion by the end of next year because of the unrest. Mohammed Abed/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Tunisians are silhouetted Jan. 13 behind a poster of those who died in the revolution that overthrew an authoritarian president and started the Arab Spring. More than two years after the revolution, Tunisia is struggling with high unemployment and rising violence in its politics. Amine Landoulsi/AP hide caption

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Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak sits in the dock during a June 8 court hearing in Cairo. Amr Abdallah Dalsh /Reuters/Landov hide caption

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