A Look Back at the Arab Spring

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One of the biggest stories of the year was the Arab Spring. Starting in Tunisia and spreading to Egypt, Syria, Libya, Yemen and Bahrain, the ongoing protests across the Middle East and Northern Africa toppled decades-old dictatorships and forever changed the world's perception of the region. 

The Takeaway speaks to two guests who were personally affected by the 2011 uprisings. Raja Althaibani, a Yemeni-American, and Nancy Yousef, an Egyptian-American, give their personal takes on what happened over the year and what lies ahead for the region in 2012.