World on Fire: 2012's Uprising and Revolutions

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Egypt

After an explosive 2011 that saw the ouster of former leader Hosni Mubarak, Egypt ended 2012 simmering on the brink of yet another revolution. After its newly elected president, Mohamed Morsi, issued decrees giving him near absolute power, angry Egyptians took to the street in protest. Judges on the state’s highest court refused to return to work unless the decrees were withdrawn. 

(AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)

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