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Feb. 11 - Fourth Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak officially stepped down from office after 18 days of violent protests involving millions of citizens. Mubarak handed power to the military. Protests in the country began on Jan. 25, closely following uprisings in Tunisia. Since then, the government has cracked down on the media, shut down media access and harassed journalists. During his 30-year reign, Mubarak developed strict security policies that limited citizen rights through methods including censorship and unjust prosecution.
New Delhi, India
Feb. 10 - India and Pakistan agreed to resume peace talks in July, which ceased after the 2008 Mumbai terrorist attacks left 166 people dead. The attacks allegedly involved Pakistani-based militants. President Obama welcomed the agreement. His administration strongly encouraged the resume of dialogue between the two nations, in part because their rivalry poses an obstacle to the stabilization of Afghanistan. India and Pakistan have extremely strained relations, having fought three times since their independence 60 years ago.
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