Dictators: Ousted and Still Standing — PICTURES

July 13, 2012, 11:05 a.m.

Auto­crats have hit a rough patch lately, with the Ar­ab Spring knock­ing off sev­er­al in the Middle East and Syr­ia’s Baath­ist Re­gime em­broiled in a civil war. Else­where in the world, some dic­tat­or­ships have es­caped crisis in re­cent years. Here’s a look at some of the dic­tat­ors who have toppled, and some who haven’t.