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.
publication date: Friday, September 23, 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…
publication date: Thursday, September 22, 2011
clue: is four-wheeled mobility a right for all? not in Saudi Arabia
explanation: al-Sharif has worked for Saudi women's rights for years, but her 2011 campaign for their right to drive brought international attention amid other revolutions in the Arab world. more…
trivia: The source photo was of fellow protester Najla Hariri, which Scott had found online mislabeled as al-Sharif. He counted guesses for both women.
Zine El Abidine Ben Ali
publication date: Wednesday, September 21, 2011
clue: as Tunisia was the birthplace of the Arab Spring revolution, it's fitting that her leader was the first to fall
publication date: Tuesday, September 20, 2011
clue: once the surveyor of all of Egypt, he can now only see it through the bars of his courtroom cage
explanation: Mubarak was the ousted dictator of Egypt. In 2011, he was forced to attend his own trial in a cage for security reasons. more…
publication date: Monday, September 19, 2011
clue: after the Battle of Tripoli, Libya became free of its decades-long dictator at last