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On December 17, 2010, a 26-year-old Tunisian man set himself on fire after abusive police confiscated his unlicensed vegetable cart, his only source of income. This desperate act of protest inspired a movement that swept the country and ignited calls for…
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In April 2011, Human Rights Watch commissioned portrait photographer Platon to create a portfolio from Cairo’s Tahrir Square. Platon photographed human rights campaigners, social media activists, union organizers, writers, musicians, victims and heroes of…