Colors of Tunisia: Sea, sand, medinas and the Arab Spring

  • Geleni Ben Hasan, a merchant in Tunis, the capital of Tunisia, stands at the entrance to the food store he works in. (Cain Burdeau via AP)
  • This Feb. 2 photo shows the outside of the Tunisian General Labor Union building in Tunis. (Cain Burdeau via AP)

TUNIS, Tunisia — The colors of Tunisia’s landscape change hourly with the light of the Mediterranean sun. Vermilion, sapphire, olive green, white, gold and ocher can all be seen in the sky, sea and sand.