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Europe: February 2011 Archives

February 17 & 20: from Lampedusa, Italy - Kingi, Democratic Republic of Congo - Uganda - Iran via Washington - Urumqi, China

They chased their president into exile, but thousands of Tunisians are fleeing their "revolution" seeking refuge on the tiny Italian island of Lampedusa. Photo/Reuters

The aftershocks of Tunisia's uprising. Why the revolution is driving some people out of the country.

In Uganda, the opposition fears the country's strongman will steal this week's election.

Iran is erupting, but it's all just good sketch material for a couple of expat comics living in Washington.

We're in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where former rebels are getting away with murder.

And, the sound of Uyghur music. A minority in China listens to its past, for clues to its future. 

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February 3 & 6: from Cairo - Southern Sudan - Mexico - London - Kenya

American preacher Sam Childers set up an orphanage in Southern Sudan, then went hunting for the most fearsome of rebel leaders. Photo/Lionsgate Productions

Egypt's temper.  Word from the capital on the cusp of historic change.

Machine Gun Preacher of Sudan; why a reformed biker's waging war on one of Africa's the most feared rebel armies.

Cockeldoodeldoo!  The misplaced love of a Mexican for his cockfighting roosters.

Somalia: a free-fire zone where the streetlights don't work; welcome to the world of Mogadishu's Mayor.

The empire steps back; the BBC reduces foreign-language broadcasting to several key countries.

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