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A week in photos: Turmoil in Tunisia

STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Tunisians have been protesting for weeks over what they say are poor living conditions and repression
  • Tunisia's longtime leader fled the country last Friday
  • In the week that followed, more demonstrations continued in the nationwide grassroots uprising

Tunisians, spurred by the suicide of an unemployed college graduate after police confiscated his fruit cart, have been protesting for weeks over what they consider poor living conditions, high unemployment, government corruption and repression. Last Friday, Tunisia's president fled the country. In the days that followed, crowds of people continued to take to the streets in the nationwide grassroots uprising.

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