Tens of thousands of Egyptians rallied this week in Cairo's Tahrir Square to mark the anniversary of last year's political uprising. A coalition of political groups called for a "Second Friday of Anger" aimed at the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, Egypt's interim government.
January 25, 2012 marks the one-year anniversary of the start of the revolution in Egypt that eventually toppled President Hosni Mubarak's regime. The hotbed of the revolution, Tahrir Square, became the focal point of worldwide attention, and became the highest-profile event in the entire Arab Spring.
With Scorsese's "Hugo" leading the pack with 11 nominations and "The Artist" nipping at its heels with 10 nods, the 2012 Oscar nominations were formally announced by Jennifer Lawrence and Academy President Tom Sherak.
This year's Lunar New Year, or Spring Festival, is China's most important holiday and began on January 23, marking the start of the Year of the Dragon. Dragon years typically generate more births than other years in the Zodiac cycle, with China predicting a 5 percent rise in the number of babies born in 2012.
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