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Tunisians show contempt for ousted president's family, ransack nephew's home

While I understand these people are upset, what a waste of what looked to have been a nice property. Is dismantling that house really going to solve any of their problems or make their government any better? Read more about the situation in Tunisia here.

Zohra Bensemra / Reuters

A Tunisian woman, seen through a broken glass window, walks next to the swimming pool at the empty and ransacked home of Kaif Ben Ali, nephew of former President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali, in the Mediterranean resort of Hammamet, about 60 km from the capital Jan. 16. Showing their contempt for Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali's family, several hundred people filed through the home of Kaif Ben Ali, taking photographs, picking up plants as souvenirs and stripping out plumbing fixtures, two days after the president was ousted. The home was also set fire by unidentified people, according to witnesses.

Zohra Bensemra / Reuters

A Tunisian woman visits the empty and ransacked home of Kaif Ben Ali, nephew of former President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali.

Zohra Bensemra / Reuters

Tunisian people visit the empty and ransacked home of Kaif Ben Ali, nephew of former President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali.

Zohra Bensemra / Reuters

Tunisian people take pieces of a crystal chandelier as souvenirs as they visit the empty and ransacked home of Kaif Ben Ali, nephew of former President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali.