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Tunisia uprising: Third anniversary of Arab Spring spark

Updated 4:38 AM ET, Wed January 22, 2014
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A giant portrait of Mohamed Bouazizi hangs on the wall in the central town of Sidi Bouzid. The 26-year old fruit seller who struggled with poverty set himself on fire in front of a government building on December 17, 2010 sparking riots across the country. Al Bouazizi died of his injuries on January 4, 2011. FETHI BELAID/AFP/Getty Images
Members of Tunisian Islamic group Hizb-ut-Tahrir gather in Mohamed Bouazizi square to mark the third anniversary of the uprising that toppled President Zine el Abidine Ben Ali on December 17, 2013. The square was named after the fruit seller whose self-immolation sparked the revolution that ousted the long-standing ruler and ignited the Arab Spring. FETHI BELAID/AFP/Getty Images
Children wave the national flag in Mohamed Bouazizi square. FETHI BELAID/AFP/Getty Images
Tunisians look at a movie poster bearing the portrait of deposed President Zine el Abidine Ben Ali. FETHI BELAID/AFP/Getty Images
Men wave the national flag to mark the anniversary of the uprising. FETHI BELAID/AFP/Getty Images
Tunisians carry portraits of assassinated opposition figure Mohamed Brahmi. FETHI BELAID/AFP/Getty Images
Tunisian girls carry flags showing the symbol known as "Rabaa," which means four in Arabic, remembering those killed in the crackdown on the Rabaa al-Adawiya protest camp in Cairo, Egypt, earlier in the year. FETHI BELAID/AFP/Getty Images
Hizb-ut-Tahrir members mark the Tunisian revolution that began in 2010. FETHI BELAID/AFP/Getty Images