The picture in Romina’s post below reminded me of a picture we highlighted in June 2009 of the brave women of Iran who unveiled and marched in Tehran to protest the contested reelection bid of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

It also reminded me of this 2009 Washington Post story (which I wrote about here) examining the Egyptian reaction to the protests in Iran and asking “why not us?”

“Across the Arab world, Iran’smassive opposition protests have triggered a wave of soul-searching and conflicting emotions. Many question why their own reform movements are unable to rally people to rise up against unpopular authoritarian regimes. In Egypt, the cradle of what was once the Arab world’s most ambitious push for democracy, Iran’s protests have served as a reminder of how much the notion has unraveled under President Hosni Mubarak, who has ruled the country for 30 years.