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Way better than Christmas

Want to know what I thought about Police Day? (It was a national holiday here today.) You can read all about it in The Faster Times:

Today Egyptians around the country have off from work and school in recognition of a new national holiday: Police Day. The Mubarak regime, it seems, has a sense of humor after all.

Or maybe it’s not meant to be ironic. Police play a crucial role in this country, which is, for all intents and purposes, a police state. The government wants to celebrate the police for making Egypt the country that it is today.

Read the rest here!

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I also went…

In other news, very much related to my last post, Helen and I took a really nice, very short trip to Port Said. You can read about it in Al-Masry Al-Youm English Edition here. (Did you know that I work for a newspaper, dear readers?)

The Suez Canal at Port Said. Photo by Helen.

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