The Arab Spring: defining moments (PHOTOS)

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Egyptians celebrate the election of their new President Mohamed Morsi in Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt on June 24, 2012. Morsi received over 13 million or 51.7 percent of the votes, while his main rival, former Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq, received 48.27 percent.
Daniel Berehulak

In December 2010, a Tunisian fruit vendor, Mohamed Bouazizi, set himself on fire in protest of what he considered unfair treatment from his government. And so began the Arab Spring, a movement that has swept the Middle East and captured the world's attention.

Almost two years later, the struggle continues, with Syrian rebels bringing the fight to the streets of Damascus. From Tripoli to Tahrir Sqaure to Homs, GlobalPost takes you back to some of the memorable moments of the Arab world's fight for freedom.