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Postcards from the Arab uprising

10 December 2012 Last updated at 00:08 GMT

A desperate act by a young, unemployed, Tunisian man in December 2010 triggered a series of protests that saw the country's president deposed after 23 years and inspired pro-democracy activists across the Arab world.

Two years on from the start of the so-called Arab uprising, and with the eyes of the world still on the conflict in Syria, BBC News is broadcasting a week of reports on where the region stands now.

In the first of a series of video postcards, people in Lebanon, Jordan and Algeria talk about how the uprising has changed their countries.