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The fight in Cairo's streets over the future of Egypt's government has burst outside the country's borders as citizens of Yemen, Jordan, Syria, and the once unshakable Saudi Arabia consider the hope for new order. For years, many predicted the Middle East would change through the force of Islamists, but so far, the message of revolution has been a decidedly more popular one, as dissenters rally around a different set of grievances. "The street is not afraid of governments anymore," said an opposition lawmaker in Yemen. "They want their full rights, and they want life, a dignified life." The rallying cry in Cairo's central Tahrir Square is reverberating throughout the region. "Aren't you men?" one protester shouted on Wednesday. "Let's go!"