World Feb 03

People gather at Tehran Freedom Square, formerly Monument to the Kings, to cheer the motorcade carrying Iranian opposition leader and founder of Iran's Islamic republic Ayatollah Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini upon his return from exile on Feb. 1, 1979 while the insurrection against the Shah's regime spreads all over the country. Photo by Gabriel Duval/AFP/Getty Images
Resource: 30 Years of Uprisings

The upheaval in Egypt is reminiscent of past protest movements and rebellions that have produced varying results. Some have brought down governments and transformed societies, others have dissipated or been crushed. We highlight some of them here.