The people of Yemen, Bahrain, Libya and even Iran are following in the footsteps of the protests in Tunisia and Egypt. They are taking to the streets to protesat against their respective governments and leaders. many of whom have been in power for years if not decades. The two revolutions in Tunisia and Egypt were successful in removing their oppressive leaders from power, but if this will be the case in Yemen, Bahrain and especially Libya and Iran remains to be seen. The protests seem to be of a different calibre. Not only are anti-government supporters taking to the streets, but they seem to be squaring off to pro-government supporters who have also taken to the streets. We’ll follow it closely.

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01. An anti-government protesters display their hands painted with the phrase Go out! during a demonstration to the presidential palace in Sanaa February 13, 2011. Anti-government protesters clashed with police trying to prevent them from marching towards Yemen's presidential palace in the capital on Sunday, witnesses said. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah

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02. An anti-government protester holds up a sign during a demonstration to the Presidential Palace in Sanaa February 13, 2011. Anti-government protesters clashed with police trying to prevent them from marching towards Yemen's presidential palace in Sanaa on Sunday, witnesses said. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah

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03. Anti-government protesters shout slogans during a protest outside Sanaa University February 13, 2011. Anti-government protesters clashed with police trying to prevent them from marching towards Yemen's presidential palace in Sanaa on Sunday, witnesses said. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah

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04. Government backers chase anti-government protesters during clashes in Sanaa February 14, 2011. Government backers armed with broken bottles, daggers and rocks chased down thousands of pro-reform demonstrators in Yemen's capital on Monday, turning unrest inspired by Egypt's uprising increasingly violent. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah

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05. The blood of a wounded Bahrain citizen is seen during clashes with policemen in Manama February 14, 2011. Small-scale clashes erupted in two Bahraini villages as security forces tightened their grip on Shi'ite communities for Monday's Day of Rage protests inspired by upheaval in Egypt and Tunisia. Helicopters circled over the capital Manama, where protesters were expected to gather in the afternoon, and police cars stepped up their presence in Shi'ite villages, breaking up one protest with teargas and rubber bullets. At least 14 people were injured in clashes overnight and on Monday. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

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06. Riot police move to disperse a protest in a Shi'ite village near Manama February 14, 2011. Bahraini police fired teargas and rubber bullets to break up protests on Monday in Shi'ite villages that ring the capital Manama, dampening a Day of Rage stimulated by popular upheaval in Egypt and Tunisia. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

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07. Protesters sit down after riot police released tear gas to disperse a protest in the Shi'ite village Sanabis near Manama February 14, 2011. Bahraini police fired teargas and rubber bullets to break up protests on Monday in Shi'ite villages that ring the capital Manama, dampening a Day of Rage stimulated by popular upheaval in Egypt and Tunisia. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

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08. An anti-government protester holds up the Yemeni flag during a protest in Sanaa February 14, 2011. Government backers armed with broken bottles, daggers and rocks chased down thousands of pro-reform demonstrators in Yemen's capital on Monday, turning unrest inspired by Egypt's uprising increasingly violent. The writing on the flag reads, The people wants the regime to fall. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah

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09. A policeman confronts a protester in the Shi'ite village Sanabis near Manama February 14, 2011. Bahraini police fired teargas and rubber bullets to break up protests on Monday in Shi'ite villages that ring the capital Manama, dampening a Day of Rage stimulated by popular upheaval in Egypt and Tunisia. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

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10. Anti-government protesters try to calm down a fellow protester throwing rocks at government backers during clashes in Sanaa February 15, 2011. Hundreds of anti-government demonstrators and government loyalists fought with rocks and batons in the Yemeni capital on Tuesday in political unrest fueled by the Egyptian uprising. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah

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11. Government backers chase anti-government protesters during clashes in Sanaa February 15, 2011. Hundreds of anti-government demonstrators and government loyalists fought with rocks and batons in the Yemeni capital on Tuesday in political unrest fueled by the Egyptian uprising. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah

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12. Anti-government protesters shout slogans during a demonstration in Sanaa February 15, 2011. Hundreds of anti-government demonstrators and government loyalists fought with rocks and batons in the Yemeni capital on Tuesday in political unrest fueled by the Egyptian uprising. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah

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13. Thousands of protesters gather at Pearl Roundabout in the heart of the Bahraini capital Manama February 15, 2011. Thousands of Shi'ite protesters marched into the capital of Bahrain on Tuesday after a man was killed in clashes between police and mourners at a funeral for a demonstrator shot dead at an earlier anti-government rally. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

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14. Thousands of protesters gather at Pearl Roundabout in the heart of the Bahraini capital Manama, February 15, 2011. Thousands of Shi'ite protesters marched into the capital of Bahrain on Tuesday after a man was killed in clashes between police and mourners at a funeral for a demonstrator shot dead at an earlier anti-government rally. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

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15. Family members of the protester, who was killed this morning during police clashes, mourn at a hospital after receiving news of his death in the Bahraini capital of Manama, February 15, 2011. Thousands of Shi'ite protesters marched into the capital on Tuesday after a man was killed in clashes between police and mourners at a funeral for a demonstrator shot dead at an earlier anti-government rally. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

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16. Pro-government protesters hold up posters of Yemen's President Ali Abdullah Saleh and national flags during a demonstration outside Sanaa University in Sanaa February 15, 2011. Hundreds of anti-government demonstrators and government loyalists fought with rocks and batons in the Yemeni capital on Tuesday in political unrest fueled by the Egyptian uprising. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah

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17. Protesters with a banner walk in between traffic at the Pearl Roundabout in the Bahraini capital Manama, February 15, 2011. Thousands of Shi'ite protesters marched into the capital on Tuesday after a man was killed in clashes between police and mourners at a funeral for a demonstrator shot dead at an earlier anti-government rally. The banner reads, The people want to topple the regime. The peaceful people of Bahrain. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

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18. People carry the body of a protester killed during a protest on Monday, as they gather at a Shi'ite village cemetery in Sanabis, west of Bahraini capital Manama, February 15, 2011. Thousands of Shi'ite protesters marched into the capital on Tuesday after a man was killed in clashes between police and mourners at a funeral for a demonstrator shot dead at an earlier anti-government rally. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

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19. Protesters set up tents at the Pearl Roundabout, a famous landmark of Bahrain, in the heart of its capital Manama February 15, 2011. Shi'ite protesters camped out in Bahrain's capital on Tuesday after a day of protests in which a man was shot dead in clashes with police at a funeral for a demonstrator shot the day before. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

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20. Protesters sit near a traditional Arabic shisha pipe as they camp out at the Pearl Roundabout, a famous landmark of Bahrain, in the heart of its capital Manama February 15, 2011. Shi'ite protesters camped out in Bahrain's capital on Tuesday after a day of protests in which a man was shot dead in clashes with police at a funeral for a demonstrator shot the day before. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

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21. People take part in the funeral of Sanee Zhaleh, a student who was shot dead during an opposition rally on Monday, in Tehran February 16, 2011. Iranian government supporters have clashed with pro-opposition people during the funeral in Tehran, state broadcaster IRIB reported on its website on Wednesday. The signs on left read: Death to opponents of the Supreme Leader and BBC and (Mirhossein) Mousavi are British agents. REUTERS/Stringer

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22. People take part in the funeral of Sanee Zhaleh, a student who was shot dead during an opposition rally on Monday, in Tehran February 16, 2011. Iranian government supporters have clashed with pro-opposition people during the funeral in Tehran, state broadcaster IRIB reported on its website on Wednesday. REUTERS/Stringer

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23. Family members and supporters of Fadel al-Matrook, a protester who was killed on Tuesday morning during police clashes, transport his coffin from the mortuary for a funeral in Manama February 16, 2011. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

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24. EDITORS' NOTE: Reuters and other foreign media are subject to Iranian restrictions on their ability to film or take pictures in Tehran.
A man uses his shoe to hit a poster of reformist opposition leader Mirhossein Mousavi during the funeral of Sanee Zhaleh, a student who was shot dead during an opposition rally on Monday, in Tehran February 16, 2011. Iranian government supporters clashed with their opponents on Wednesday during the ceremony, state broadcaster IRIB reported. The writing on the poster of Mousavi reads: The killers of our brother should be tried and the sign on the immediate left reads: We are with the Supreme Leader until our martyrdom. REUTERS/Stringer

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25. Policemen block government backers trying to storm the gate of Sanaa University during clashes with anti-government protesters in Sanaa February 16, 2011. Government loyalists wielding batons and daggers clashed with anti-government protesters in the Yemeni capital on Wednesday as unrest inspired by Egypt's uprising spiralled out of police control. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah

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26. Government backers try to storm the gate of Sanaa University during clashes with anti-government protesters in Sanaa February 16, 2011. Protests against the rule of President Ali Abdullah Saleh spread across Yemen on Wednesday with hundreds of people taking to the streets of Sanaa, Aden and Taiz. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah

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27. Protesters watch after setting a government vehicle ablaze during clashes with police in the southern Yemeni port city of Aden February 16, 2011. A 21-year old protester was shot dead after clashes broke out between police and demonstrators in Aden on Wednesday, his father said, as unrest spread across the Arabian Peninsula state. REUTERS/Stringer

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28. A government backer waves a dagger during a rally to show his support to Yemen's President Ali Abdullah Saleh outside Sanaa University February 16, 2011. Government loyalists wielding batons and daggers clashed with anti-government protesters in the Yemeni capital on Wednesday as unrest inspired by Egypt's uprising spiralled out of police control. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah

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29. Sunni Bahrainis march and shout pro-government slogans during a rally in Riffa, a Sunni area south of the Bahraini capital of Manama, February 16, 2011. In the Sunni town of Riffa, home to many members of the ruling family, at least 1,000 pro-government demonstrators waved flags and held pictures of King Hamad in a show of support on Wednesday. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

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30. Bahraini anti-government protesters take a rest from demonstrations in central Manama, February 16, 2011. Protesters in Bahrain, emboldened by revolts that have toppled Arab rulers in Tunisia and Egypt, poured into the centre of the capital on Wednesday to mourn a demonstrator killed in clashes with security forces. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

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31. A Bahraini woman holds a picture of Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Isa al-Khalifa as she shouts pro-government slogans during a pro-government rally in Riffa, a Sunni area south of the Bahraini capital of Manama, February 16, 2011. In the Sunni town of Riffa, home to many members of the ruling family, at least 1,000 pro-government demonstrators waved flags and held pictures of King Hamad in a show of support on Wednesday. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

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32. An injured protester is rushed to the operation theatre in a hospital in Manama February 17, 2011. More than 50 armoured vehicles were seen travelling towards Pearl Square in central Manama on Thursday, shortly after Bahrain police cleared hundreds of protesters from the square in the early hours. At least two protesters were killed when police fired teargas and rubber bullets when clearing the square. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

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33. Tents at the Pearl Roundabout are cleared of protesters, in Manama February 17, 2011. Thousands of overwhelmingly Shi'ite protesters took to the streets this week demanding more say in the Gulf Arab island kingdom where a family of Sunni Muslims rules over a population that mostly belongs to the Shi'ite sect. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

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34. Anti-government protesters and government backers face each other during clashes in Sanaa February 17, 2011. Hundreds of Yemen government loyalists wielding batons and daggers chased off a small group of protesters trying to kick off a seventh day of rallies on Thursday to demand their president end his 32-year rule. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

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35. Anti-government protesters hurl stones at government backers during clashes in Sanaa February 17, 2011. Hundreds of Yemen government loyalists wielding batons and daggers chased off a small group of protesters trying to kick off a seventh day of rallies on Thursday to demand their president end his 32-year rule. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

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36. Government backers hurl stones at anti-government protesters during clashes in Sanaa February 17, 2011. Hundreds of Yemen government loyalists wielding batons and daggers chased off a small group of protesters trying to kick off a seventh day of rallies on Thursday to demand their president end his 32-year rule. REUTERS/Ammar Awad (YEMEN - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)

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37. Anti-government protesters (back to the camera) and government backers face each other during clashes in Sanaa February 17, 2011. Hundreds of Yemen government loyalists wielding batons and daggers chased off a small group of protesters trying to kick off a seventh day of rallies on Thursday to demand their president end his 32-year rule. REUTERS/Ammar Awad (YEMEN - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)

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38. Military tanks are seen on the road to the Pearl Roundabout in Manama February 17, 2011. Police in the Gulf island kingdom of Bahrain attacked demonstrators camped out in the capital on Thursday, killing three, in a move to stifle pro-democracy protests inspired by similar movements across the Middle East. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

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39. Anti-government protesters shout as they hold up rocks during clashes with government backers in Sanaa February 17, 2011. Hundreds of Yemen government loyalists wielding batons and daggers chased off a small group of protesters trying to kick off a seventh day of rallies on Thursday to demand their president end his 32-year rule. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

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40. Anti-government protesters assist an injured fellow protester during clashes with government backers in Sanaa February 17, 2011. Hundreds of Yemen government loyalists wielding batons and daggers chased off a small group of protesters trying to kick off a seventh day of rallies on Thursday to demand their president end his 32-year rule. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

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41. Anti-government protesters (back to the camera) and government backers throw rocks at each others during clashes in Sanaa February 17, 2011. Hundreds of Yemen government loyalists wielding batons and daggers chased off a small group of protesters trying to kick off a seventh day of rallies on Thursday to demand their president end his 32-year rule. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

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42. Government backers run over a road barrier as they chase anti-government protesters during clashes in Sanaa February 17, 2011. Hundreds of Yemen government loyalists wielding batons and daggers chased off a small group of protesters trying to kick off a seventh day of rallies on Thursday to demand their president end his 32-year rule. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah

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43. Government backers hurl rocks at anti-government protesters during clashes in Sanaa February 17, 2011. Hundreds of Yemen government loyalists wielding batons and daggers chased off a small group of protesters trying to kick off a seventh day of rallies on Thursday to demand their president end his 32-year rule. REUTERS/Ammar Awad