Sana’a, Yemen: women with hands painted in Yemen’s colours take part in a rally marking the first anniversary of President Ali Abdullah Saleh’s downfall. See all our images from today’s 24 hours in pictures

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Sana’a, Yemen: A boy pushes his bicycle in front of a bullet-scarred building in a neighbourhood where heavy fighting has occurred between warring factions Photograph: Yahya Arhab/EPA

The Middle East protests from their beginnings visualisation of Middle East protests

Ever since a man in Tunisia burnt himself to death in December 2010 in protest at his treatment by police, pro-democracy rebellions have erupted across the Arab world. Our interactive timeline traces key events