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Suicide sparked Tunisia revolution
Tunisia's political upheaval began after a frustrated young man set himself on fire in protest.
Last Modified: 20 Jan 2011 02:40 GMT

Tunisia's political upheaval began last month after a young vendor set himself on fire after police confiscated the fruits and vegetables he sold.

The act of self-immolation sparked a series of protests and riots that ultimately led to the end of President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali's 23-year rule.

Al Jazeera's Ayman Mohyeldin travelled to the man's hometown of Sidi Bouzid for this exclusive report.

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