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Analysis: Arabs mired in messy transitions two years after heady uprisings

Protesters shout slogans and wave flags during a demonstration in support of the ruling party Ennahda in Tunis in this February 9, 2013 file photo. Gritty political transitions are under way in nations where "revolution" has triumphed, ushering in contests over power, identity and religion, continued economic and social malaise, new opportunities for Islamist radicals, lawlessness and a surge in sexual violence against women that has gained publicity. REUTERS/Zoubeir Souissi/Files

Protesters shout slogans and wave flags during a demonstration in support of the ruling party Ennahda in Tunis in this February 9, 2013 file photo. Gritty political transitions are under way in nations where "revolution" has triumphed, ushering in...more

Protesters shout slogans and wave flags during a demonstration in support of the ruling party Ennahda in Tunis in this February 9, 2013 file photo. Gritty political transitions are under way in nations where "revolution" has triumphed, ushering in contests over power, identity and religion, continued economic and social malaise, new opportunities for Islamist radicals, lawlessness and a surge in sexual violence against women that has gained publicity. REUTERS/Zoubeir Souissi/Files
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A general view of Tahrir square during a protest of Egyptians opposing President Mohamed Mursi in Cairo in this February 8, 2013 file photo. Gritty political transitions are under way in nations where "revolution" has triumphed, ushering in contests over power, identity and religion, continued economic and social malaise, new opportunities for Islamist radicals, lawlessness and a surge in sexual violence against women that has gained publicity. Picture taken February 8, 2013. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany/Files

A general view of Tahrir square during a protest of Egyptians opposing President Mohamed Mursi in Cairo in this February 8, 2013 file photo. Gritty political transitions are under way in nations where "revolution" has triumphed, ushering in contests...more

A general view of Tahrir square during a protest of Egyptians opposing President Mohamed Mursi in Cairo in this February 8, 2013 file photo. Gritty political transitions are under way in nations where "revolution" has triumphed, ushering in contests over power, identity and religion, continued economic and social malaise, new opportunities for Islamist radicals, lawlessness and a surge in sexual violence against women that has gained publicity. Picture taken February 8, 2013. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany/Files
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