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The sparking of the Arab spring

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A year ago today the actions of one young fruit seller in Tunisia prompted what we now know as the Arab Spring. That protest against the authorities came to be seen as the spark for the first of the revolutions that within a few months would spread well beyond the borders of his country. Within three months President Mubarak of Egypt would be gone. The BBC's security correspondent Frank Gardner reports. Also on the programme is Dr Clare Spencer who is head of the Middle East and North Africa programme at the foreign affairs think tank Chatham House.


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