Bahraini predominantly Shiite protesters wave their national flag as they take part in an anti-regime rally at Pearl Square, the focal point of demonstrations for over two weeks, in Manama, Bahrain on March 1, 2011. UPI/ Isa Ebrahim
Thousands of anti-government protesters demonstrate against the king dem in Manama's Riffa Area near the royal palace on March 11, 2011. Bahraini anti-riot police clashed with opposition protesters on the outskirts of Riffa after pro-government supporters were able to pass through police lines and attack the opposition march. Nearly 800 people were injured according to the health ministry, mainly due to tear-gas inhalation. UPI/Isa Ebrahim
Clashes continue between anti-government demonstrators and their pro-government opponents in Cairo's Tahrir square on February 03, 2011. This is the 10th day of protests calling for the ouster of embattled President Hosni Mubarak. UPI
Egyptian anti-government protesters gather in Cairo's Tahrir Square during "departure day" demonstrations to force President Hosni Mubarak to quit, on February 4, 2011. Mubarak said he would like to step down but fears chaos would result. UPI
Egyptian anti-government protesters calling for the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak had been arrested a member wounded militants loyal to Mubarak's ruling National Democratic Party, in Tahrir Square in Cairo in Egypt on February 5, 2011. UPI
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