Thursday, May 23, 2013

Middle East: The Young And Hopeless

Issam Khedri, 29, eldest brother of cigarette vendor Adel Khedri, stands outside his room in the Mellassine slum of the Tunisian capital, Tunis, on Sunday, April 14, 2013. Adel set himself on fire on March 12, 2013 outside the Municipal Theater in the heart of the capital. One of his last words to a doctor at the burn center was faddit - slang for fed up. The self-immolation comes more than two years after another Tunisian high school dropout-turned-street vendor, Mohamed Bouazizi, set himself on fire and launched mass protests that eventually toppled dictators in four Arab countries. Image: Ons Abid/Associated Press
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