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  • proper n. The pro-democracy movement spreading across North Africa and the Middle East as of 2010.

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Examples

  • He credits the downfall of Egypt's Mubarak to "Facebook and social networking, a leaderless organization that rose up and we call the Arab Spring," Agence France Presse reports.

    Kirk Cheyfitz: How Much Does America Really Love Democracy?

  • Tunisia's unrest sparked what is known as the Arab Spring, which led to citizens calling for reforms in Egypt, Syria, Bahrain, Yemen, Jordan and Libya.

    Tunisian Forces Disperse Protesters

  • The unrest sparked what is known as the Arab Spring, which led to citizens calling for reforms in Egypt, Syria, Bahrain, Yemen Jordan and Libya.

    Tear Gas, Gunfire Used to Break Up Tunisian Clashes

  • At the State Department, where he met with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, King Abdullah said that even amid what is being called the Arab Spring, "the core issue still is that of the Israelis and Palestinians."

    Obama, Jordan's King to Discuss Mideast Peace, Regional Upheaval

  • Associated Press Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin What is happening in Russia today is similar to the rejection of authoritarianism the world witnessed in what is now called the Arab Spring.

    The Russian Spring Has Begun

  • And then: ka-boom, a poor Tunisian street vendor reached the limits of his endurance, set himself on fire, and the new North African and Middle Eastern liberation struggles -- today referred to as the Arab Spring -- were underway.

    Laura Paull: From Arab Spring to America Today, Social Media Enables Witness-Reporters

  • Arab editorials in today's papers openly wondered who would be next in what they now willingly call the Arab Spring, and what might be on the minds of the possible candidates as they watched Gadhafi's final moments.

    CBC | Top Stories News

  • The unexpected revolution in this quiet Mediterranean country - cherished by European tourists for its sandy beaches and desert oases - set off a series of similar uprisings against entrenched leaders, an event now being called the Arab Spring.

    StarTribune.com rss feed

  • The uprising that sparked region-wide pro-democracy movements now called the Arab Spring had its start in Tunisia's impoverished interior, with some of the fiercest battles taking place in Kasserine.

    SFGate: Don Asmussen: Bad Reporter

  • Mubarak is the first autocrat put on trial by a government brought to power by the regional democracy movement dubbed the Arab Spring, and his trial has drawn worldwide attention.

    The Seattle Times

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