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Arab Spring to Winter: 5 Years Later

The Arab Spring sparked hopes for democracy. Instead, the region saw renewed authoritarianism, the rise of ISIS, and a historic humanitarian crisis.

December 18, 2015
11:30 AM EST
Tunisians celebrate their revolution anniversary. | Magharebia/Flickr
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Syrians survey bombed out buildings. | USA.gov/Syrian Observatory for Human Rights
Protesters demonstrate against militancy and violence in Sanaa, Yemen. | Khaled Abdullah/Reuters/Corbis
Hundreds of protesters stage a sit-in in Almogsha in 2014. | bahrain14feb bilad/Demotix/Corbis
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