Entrance to the Medina on election day, 23 October 2011.
 Tunis. 23 October 2011. 
90% of registered voters waited in line for hours at the polling station on rue de Marseille to cast a vote in the first free elections in Tunisia's history.
 Tunis. 23 October 2011. 
90% of registered voters waited in line for hours at the polling station on rue de Marseille to cast a vote in the first free elections in Tunisia's history.
 
Posters in front of Ecole Mendes France.
 Tunis. 22 October 2011

Houssem Hajlaoui at the HQ of Nawaat, a center for cyberactivists, artists, and bloggers that diffused information about the elections and also organized the hunger strike of young men and women wounded during the revolution.
 Moncef Marzouki (L) in discussion with the wounded.

Wounded during the revolution, this group of young men and women started a hunger strike to incite the interim government to uphold their agreement to pay their medical expenses
 Marwan Baaoueni (center front) in conversation with Marzouki. Wounded during the revolution, this group of young men and women started a hunger strike to incite the interim government to uphold their agreement to pay their medical expenses
 "We dipped our fingers in blood and made a sacrifice for Tunisia."
Zaed Garroui and the wounded made a symbolic vote, painting their fingers red to symbolize the blood they shed during the revolution.
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 Zaed Garroui, shot in the knee by Ben Ali's security forces.
 Chokri Riahi, shot in both legs during the revolution in January. After the amputation of his left leg, Chokri needed a second operation to reset a double fracture of his right leg, and to remove a bullet. After paying for the amputation, he had no money to pay for the second necessary operation.

Chokri and a group of injured young adults claimed that the interim government should take care of their medical expenses, as promised in an agreement on 21 September 2011. On 19 October, the wounded began a hunger strike after many efforts to encourage the Government to keep the agreement. On 25 October, following a sit-in outside the Ministry of Justice in the Kasbah Square, the wounded were received and admitted to the military hospital in Tunis.
 Rached Belarbi was shot in the solar plexus by security forces loyal to Ben Ali. He's now paralyzed from the waist down. The martyrs claimed that the interim government should take care of their medical expenses, as promised in an agreement on 21 September 2011. On 19 October, the wounded began a hunger strike after many efforts to encourage the Government to keep the agreement. On 25 October, following a sit-in outside the Ministry of Justice in the Kasbah Square, the wounded were received and admitted to the military hospital in Tunis.
 Tunis street scene
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