{"id":"21","title":"On Revolution Road","description":"Photographs and text by Yuri Kozyrev \/ NOOR\r\n
On assignment for TIME magazine\r\n
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Dedicated to the memory of Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondros\r\n
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Call it the Jasmine Revolution, the Arab Spring or the Facebook Revolution, there\u2019s a powerful Sirocco blowing across North Africa and the Middle East.\r\n
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Much of the reportage on this world-changing wind has focused on the common threads that run across the region: the youthfulness of the revolutionaries, their clever use of social media websites and their embrace (for the most part) of nonviolent protest as a political tool.\r\n
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But as I crisscrossed the region this spring, capturing images from Libya to Egypt to Bahrain, I was just as conscious of the differences I encountered: the rebels in Benghazi and the protesters in Bahrain may both be fighting tyranny, but their approach and aspirations are not the same.\r\n
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I came to the conclusion that each revolution must be assessed in its own context, because each had a distinctive impact. The drama of each revolution unfolded separately. Each had its own heroes, its own crises. Each therefore demands its own narrative.\r\n
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In the end, the differences between them may turn out to be more important than their similarities.\r\n
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