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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

A scary photo mistake

Al Arabiya English has an article by AFP about how Islamists are gaining the upper hand in northern Africa and how the West is growing concerned.

What interested me more than the article was the file photo illustrating it:

When was this photo taken?

It turns out that Al Arabiya got the photo caption wrong. 

It is not a recent photo of Islamist women in Egypt demanding an Islamist victory in the elections.

It was taken in February.

And these anti-democracy Islamist women are not demonstrating in Cairo, but in London.