BBC: Tales From The Arab Spring

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Tunisians working and living in Libya arrive on February 22, 2011 at the Ras Jdir border post (in the background), near the Tunisian city of Ben Guerdane after they fled Libya.

The protests started in Tunisia and spread to Egypt where millions took to the streets demanding the overthrow of the president. But why hadn't this happened sooner? Jeremy Bowen provides more first-hand stories from the recent Middle Eastern unrest, focusing on testimonies from Libya, where - in a very different situation from that in Tunisia and Egypt - Colonel Gaddafi was, determined to crush the revolution.