The Arab world nervously watches Tunisia as protests force a longstanding repressive ruler to flee. Is revolution in the air?
A Nepalese traditional dancer performs in Katmandu during the inauguration ceremony of Nepal Tourism Year 2011 to welcome international travelers to visit the country. According to a media release, Nepalese government has set a target to bring in 1 million tourists during 2011.
Pushed to the brink, Tunisian President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali dissolved his government and called for fair elections in six months. But protesters are unrelenting.
A protester throws a tear gas canister back at riot police after they broke up a demonstration against Tunisia's new coalition government in downtown Tunis on Jan. 18. Four ministers quit Tunisia's day-old government on Jan. 18, undermining its hopes of quelling unrest by sharing power with members of the opposition to the old regime.
Faced with unrelenting protests, Tunisian President Ben Ali today promised to increase freedoms, cut food prices, and not seek reelection after 23 years in power.
Tunisia protests that began over high unemployment last month have quickly spread, raising a red flag about the dangers of maintaining stability by suppressing dissent.
Yoko Ono’s 'Wish Tree,' (1996/2010) recently shown at New York’s Museum of Modern Art, is an example of participatory art. Her instructions encourage people to write wishes and hang them on a tree.
Fourteen people were killed this weekend in protests that began last month and have broadened to include a wide cross-section of Tunisians upset about not only high unemployment, but inequality and autocratic leaders.