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Tunisia: A revolution for dignity


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Shipbreaking Yard
E-waste backstage
Albino Talisman
Tunisia: A revolution for dignity
Sidi Bouzid
Kassrine - Thala
Radhia Nasraoui
Lina Ben Mhenni
Murad Ben Cheikh
Hamma Hammemi
Sidi Bou Said, Sousse, Kairouan, Mahdia, El-jem, Matmata, Jerba
Cesaria Evora
Maryam Rajavi
Adoption affairs
The different faces of Beijing
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The new face of Tallinn
Cairo:Life in the Dead City
Cape Verde
The melodious archipelago
Natural Spas
Athens Riots
Evros: Migrants on the frontiers of EU
Orthodox Monasteries: The other side of a scandal
Alchemists of Compassion - "KE.PE.P" Center for Nursing Children
Romà below Acropolis
Mentally ill next door
Mushroom safari in burned Greece
Fournoi : Lonesome in the Aegean Sea
Sithonia, Halkidiki
Rhodes: It is the world on an island
New Zealand
Aotearoa:Land of the White Cloud
La Kasba, the place with the Office of the Prime Minister (PM) and the country‘s finance ministry. Protestors from all the southwest provives came here, in the beggining of January 2011, slept in the open for day, established makeshift tents, in the midst of extreme cold temperatures demanding the fall of Ben Ali 
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Free at last artists explore their inspiration connecting alwasy to the human demand for  Democacy, in a big exhibition in La Marcha, Tunis
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The old clock square at the end of Avenue Borguiba today has a new name.   ‘‘ 14 of January 2011 square‘‘ is the date when Ben Ali left Tunisia
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Youn women with flowers in the renamed clock square at the end of Av. Borguiba. ‘‘January, 14, 2011‘‘ is the day of Ben Ali fall
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Young musician in Tunis wears a t-shirt stambed with Karl Marx
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Internet cafe named ‘‘facebook‘‘ in Tunis center. Through Facebook and other social networks, the young were able to publish videos of the repression and publicize the police murder of unarmed protestors during the Revolution

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Women walk closed to a Revolution graffiti of Av. Borguiba that writes about the women’s rights. “Social progress can be measured by the social position of the female sex” writes the cyber –activist and blogger Lina Ben Mhenni to her awarded blog “a Tynisian girl”
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Children sing with traditional yodles in La Kasba

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In the taxi
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Lesbians dance in “Blancot” beach bar. 
Women and gays of Tunisia have more rights than in the rest countries of Arab World. During Ben Ali regime, Tunisia was maybe the only Muslim country without an active Islamist opposition group. Members of the Islamist al-Nahda (“The Renaissance,” in Arabic) movement were jailed and exiled in the 1990s. According to Nathan Brown, an Elliott School professor and an expert on the Middle East, the Tunisian regime essentially “squashed out politics.” In other Arab countries, one at least knew who was in the opposition, even if he could not speak to them. This was not the case in Tunisia, where Brown said, “no one knows what‘s on the menu.” Women would not like an extreme Islamist party to win the election of October 2011
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The central Avenue Habib Bourguiba of Tunis is the historical political and economic heart of Tunisia. During the revolution was the place of protests. Today, many couples pass by this avenue the day of their wedding.
(Cathédrale Saint-Vincent-de-Paul at the background)
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Club Underground, Tunis
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Club Underground, Tunis
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