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An Uprising, 20 Years Later06:28

This article is more than 8 years old.

2011 was a momentous year in the Middle East, as decades old regimes fell like dominoes in Tunisia, Egypt, and Libya.

But what happens 20 years after uprisings like those? Some clues can be found in northern Iraq. 20 years ago, the Kurds managed to get rid of Saddam Hussein's authority. But last year they were back on the streets protesting against their new political masters.

The BBC's Gabriel Gatehouse reports that the Kurds' struggles could tell us about how things will work out in places like Egypt, Tunisia, and Libya.

This segment aired on January 12, 2012.

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