Arab uprisings: The view from Tunisia, Egypt and Algeria
19 December 2013 Last updated at 00:09 GMT
On 17 December 2010, Tunisian vegetable seller Muhammad Bouazizi set himself on fire.
His death sparked a wave of protests across the Arab World - from Tunisia all the way to Syria.
To coincide with the third anniversary of Mr Bouazizi's self-immolation, BBC News returned to the countries affected by the uprisings, to assess the resulting change in the region.
As part of the continuing series, BBC News asked people from Tunisia, Egypt and Algeria for their opinions on whether the Arab uprisings worked.