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Unforgettable Travel Moments of 2011

From the Arab Spring uprisings to the royal wedding, the travel industry was bombarded with a host of earth-shattering events in 2011. Check out our picks for some of the most memorable.

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On Jan. 25, Arab Spring uprisings spread from Tunisia and other North African countries to Egypt, culminating in the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak 17 days later. While Egyptians rejoiced at the peaceful coup, the fallout crippled the tourism industry, the country’s largest source of revenue and jobs. Even as tourists began to return to landmarks such as the Pyramids at Giza and Cairo’s Egyptian Museum in Tahrir Square, Egyptians again took to the streets in November, protesting the interim military government.

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