Transcript for 2011: Tough Year for Dictators
-- 2011 may go down as the year the protesters the death of North Korea's president Kim Jong -- Reminds us it was not a good time for the world's long serving dictators. What a big difference when -- makes. The air spring -- in January when president Ben Ali of Tunisia was forced to flee to Saudi Arabia after 23 years in power. The massive uprising in Egypt lead in the fall of President Hosni Mubarak who was in power for nearly thirty years. And just last month. President Saleh of Yemen stepped down after 33 years. Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi thoughts until the very end and was killed by rebel forces in October. As violent clashes continuing Syria. They are growing calls from Arab leaders for president Bashar Al Assad to leave office. He wasn't a dictator but he was the world's most wanted terrorist Osama bin Laden was killed after ten years of eluding authorities. And now the death of North Korea's Kim Jong-Il the only one of these leaders. To die of natural causes.
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