Egyptians volunteered Feb. 12 – the day after Hosni Mubarak’s resignation – to clean a statue leading into Tahrir Square. Amr Nabil/AP
Egyptian protesters on Tahrir Square in Cairo on Feb. 25 expressed solidarity with the Libyan uprising, waving the Libyan dissidents’ adopted flag. Kevin Frayer/AP
A Yemeni antigovernment protester shouted slogans as he waved Yemen’s national flag during a March 1 demonstration against President Ali Abdullah Saleh. Ammar Awad/Reuters
Libyan revolutionaries man computers in the provisional government offices of ‘Free Libya,’ in Benghazi, the area
of the country first wrested from Muammar Qaddafi’s control. Monique Jaques/Special to The Christian Science Monitor
Broadcasters work the airwaves at the ‘Voice of Free Libya’ station in Benghazi, Libya on Feb. 26. Asmaa Waguih/Reuters
Despite bombings and threats against voters, an Iraqi man flashed an inked-finger victory sign after casting his ballot in 2010 elections. Kahtan al-Mesiary/Reuters
Iraqi anti-government protesters climb and push concrete blast walls leading to the heavily guarded Green Zone during a demonstration in Baghdad, Iraq on Feb. 25. Hadi Mizban/AP
Mannoubia Bouazizi, mother of Mohamed Bouazizi, gazes at a poster of her son at her home in the Tunisian town of Sidi Bouzid on Feb. 6. Mohamed Bouazizi set himself on fire on December 17, 2010 in the central town of Sidi Bouzid in protest at confiscation by police of his vegetable cart. Louafi Larbi/Reuters
In Gaza, in 2006, Hamas supporters waved placards for Ismail Haniyeh. Hamas won Palestinian legislative elections fair and square, only to have the US and European nations – along with Israel – refuse to accept the result, and impose sanctions to prevent Hamas from ruling. Hatem Moussa/AP
Prime Minister Hamadi Jebali's Ennahda party said it wasn't consulted regarding his plans to dissolve the government in favor of a technocratic cabinet to rule until new elections can be held.
ByBouazza Ben Bouazza, Associated Press
The Islamist party dominating Tunisia's ruling coalition on Thursday rejected its own prime minister's decision to form a non-partisan technocratic government to try to appease critics, signaling that the political crisis brought on by the assassination of a prominent leftist politician is far from over.