publication date: Friday, September 23, 2011 (part of Fall 2011)
clue: set the world afire
explanation: Bouazizi's self-immolation in protest of mistreatment by Tunisian authorities in December 2010 is widely considered the beginning of the revolution that spread across the Arab world. more…
solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Justin Woods, Richard Slominsky, Denise Sawicki, Mike Rothstein, Erik Bates, Steve Dunn, and Ryan Dunn
Throughout 2011, the Arab world has been in upheaval, with citizens demanding rights and overthrowing long-established dictators. This theme looks at both sides of the regional conflict.