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January 14, 2011 4:50 PM

Tunisian President Ben Ali flees country as thousands protest

The president of of Tunisia fled the country Friday after tens of thousands of demonstrators gathered in the capital to demand his resignation. President Zine el-Abidine ben Ali's destination was unknown. Secret cables highly critical of Ben Ali from the U.S. ambassador and released by WikiLeaks may have fed the unrest.

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