Saturday 3 December 2011

Um Kulthoum Injured In Mohammed Mahmoud Street

AP snapped a photo of the Um Kulthoum statue in Zamalek, an upscale area of Cairo, whose left eye was covered with a medical bandage. Apparently, pro-Tahrir sympathisers went up at night and bandaged the eye of the statue of the Arab world's most famous and popular singer ever, generally in protest of the apparent intentional targeting by police officers of protesters' eyes during the infamous battle in Mohammed Mahmoud street, right off Tahrir. A mass of graffitis and similar art work has been produced recently with the same motif, including a now famous one used by Facebook and Twitter users as an avatar, that of one of the two lions of Qasr El Nil in a similar state. One word: brilliant.

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