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Bahrain’s Arab Winter

Erected in 1982, the Pearl Roundabout long stood as a major landmark in the heart of Manama, Bahrain’s capital. This rather bizarre-looking monument served as a focal point for popular mobilization during the Arab Spring – very much Bahrain’s Tahrir Square. However, while Tahrir Square stands today as a proud symbol of Egypt’s triumph over authoritarianism, the Pearl Roundabout is ...

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