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'Revolution road' to Arab Spring displayed at photo exhibit

Russian photojournalist says revolutionaries from Libya to Bahrain do not share the same aspirations

'Revolution road' to Arab Spring displayed at photo exhibit
People look at pictures by Russian photographer Yuri Kozyrev of Noor agency, shown at the photo exhibition 'Arab Spring: On Revolution Road' (AFP/Getty Images)
'Revolution road' to Arab Spring displayed at photo exhibit
Kozyrev's photos document the recent protests in the Arab world. The exhibition is at the Eglise des Dominicains in Perpignan, southern France, as part of the 23rd International festival of photojournalism 'Visa pour l'image' (AFP/Getty Images)
'Revolution road' to Arab Spring displayed at photo exhibit
The event runs from August 27 to September 11, 2011 (AFP/Getty Images)
'Revolution road' to Arab Spring displayed at photo exhibit
A person looks on past posters announcing photo exhibition 'Arab Spring : On Revolution Road' by Russian photographer Yuri Kozyrev among others (AFP/Getty Images)
'Revolution road' to Arab Spring displayed at photo exhibit
'As I crisscrossed the region this spring, capturing images from Libya to Egypt to Bahrain, I was just as conscious of the differences I encountered: the rebels in Benghazi and the protesters in Bahrain may both be fighting tyranny, but their approach and aspirations are not the same,' Kozyrev says on Noor Images website (AFP/Getty Images)
'Revolution road' to Arab Spring displayed at photo exhibit
'I came to the conclusion that each revolution must be assessed in its own context, because each had a distinctive impact. The drama of each revolution unfolded separately. Each had its own heroes, its own crises. Each therefore demands its own narrative,' Kozyrev adds (AFP/Getty Images)
'Revolution road' to Arab Spring displayed at photo exhibit
As a photojournalist for the past 20 years, Yuri Kozyrev has covered every major conflict in the former Soviet Union, including two Chechen wars. Immediately after September 11, 2001, he was on the scene in Afghanistan, where he documented the fall of the Taliban (AFP/Getty Images)
'Revolution road' to Arab Spring displayed at photo exhibit
Yuri Kozyrev has received numerous honors for his photography, including several World Press Photo Award for pictures from Chechnya, Iraq and Beslan (AFP/Getty Images)