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Developments in the Middle East and northern Africa are moving rapidly, and some news outlets are finding creative ways to help you keep track and make sense of it all.

The Guardian has just released a Guitar Hero-like interface (shown in the photo above) that allows users to follow the protests in the Arab world by chronology, country and news category (protest, regime change, etc.), beginning with Mohamed Bouazizi setting himself on fire in Tunisia in December 2010.

The New York Times, meanwhile, has set up a country-by-country dashboard with a news ticker, the latest reports from Times correspondents, and social media updates. The Associated Press has a similar dashboard that gives users an overview of the breaking news, key statistics, and major players in each country.

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