The renaissance of the Arab world, so long in gestation and so often aborted, now seems to be happening. It is the people who have asserted their power, having transcended fear, thus turning many ordinary citizens into heroes who will go down in the annals of history. No matter what the political outcome of the uprisings is, they shall always be heroes. Johann Rousselot is paying tribute to the courage and daring of these freedom fighters advocating democratic reform, activists for one day or for eternity, anonymous or wellknown. Here are revolutionary icons vividly expressing anger and hope.
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