A Look Behind The Headlines In The Middle East04:28

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As protests and turmoil spread through the Middle East, Mary Jane Deeb, chief of the African and Middle East division at the Library of Congress gives us a primer on the countries affected.

Click on the hot spots to read country profiles.

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Statistics compiled from the CIA World Factbook and the BBC

This segment aired on February 17, 2011.

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