108305299

A resident of Kasserine, central Tunisia, demonstrates in front of the Government palace in Tunis on January 25, 2011 as he holds a portrait of his brother Mohamed Mbarki, who was killed during clashes with Tunisian security force in December. The brothers came from a poverty-stricken rural region where the crackdown against a wave of social protests in the final days of ousted president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali's regime was at its harshest. In defiance of a curfew and state of emergency, they travelled through the night in a ragtag line of cars, trucks and motorcycles from towns across the rocky region far from Tunisia's luxurious Mediterranean resorts. By Fethi Belaid/AFP/Getty Images.

We want to hear what you think about this article. Submit a letter to the editor or write to letters@theatlantic.com.