A handout photo provided on February 7, 2014, by the Tunisian presidency press service shows Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki (L) meeting with French president Francois Hollande upon his arrival in Tunis. AFP PHOTO/ PRESIDENCY PRESS SERVICE
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Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki has lifted a state of emergency in force since the 2011 uprising that triggered the Arab Spring, his office said Thursday.Tunisia has been rocked by sporadic attacks blamed on jihadists since the 2011 revolution that toppled a decades-old dictatorship and touched off uprisings across North Africa and the Middle East.In November, Marzouki had extended the emergency rule for eight months until the end of June, meaning it has been lifted four months early.
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