Eric WesterveltEric Westervelt is a San Francisco-based correspondent for NPR's National Desk.
Field Marshal Mohamed Hussein Tantawi, 76, talks to anti-government protesters in Tahrir Square on Feb. 4. Tantawi now heads the military council running Egypt.
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Young, unemployed men play cards in a cafe of Sidi Bouzid, the rural Tunisian town where a street vendor, Mohammed Bouazizi, set himself on fire, triggering recent protests.
Hungarian students in downtown Budapest take part in a demonstration Dec. 20, 2010, against new laws that will give the state authority far-reaching powers over private media.
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Ursula Biondi holds her infant son (both dressed in prison clothes) in this undated photo. Biondi was among thousands of Swiss teenagers and young adults who were sent to prison or labor camps without trial. After decades of silence, they are now speaking out.
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