A year after the uprising that sent autocratic leader Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali packing, Tunisia stands divided between two visions of its future, one secular and moderate, the other fundamentalist.
Perched atop a pillar on Habib Bourguiba Avenue in Tunis, a boy participates in an hour-long read-in, a silent demonstration organized along this central avenue by secular parties to promote education and warn against the ignorance they believe leads to religious extremism. Nikki Kahn/The Washington Post
In the birthplace of the uprisings that have swept the Arab world, new freedoms have meant gains for Islamists. Their heightened power, in turn, has led to more intimate confrontations in which many Tunisian families struggle with essential questions of identity.
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