The following images have contributed to anti-government riots in Bahrain.
A few years ago, Bahrain’s oppressed and overcrowded Shiite majority began using Google Earth to view palaces and other estates that make up 95% of the country. As these images churned up discontent, the government blocked Google Earth. However, an anonymous PDF guide was distributed by email.
The NYT’s Tom Friedman names these images in a list of “not-so-obvious forces” that fed the mass revolt.
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