The new Midan Ramses

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The writing at the bottom says "the new Midan Ramses" and the pic refers to the recently moved statue of Ramses II from Downtown Cairo to the future site of the Grand Egyptian Museum in Giza.

Scary thing is that it might just happen. The metro station there is already called "Mubarak"...

(Thanks to reader KK for the pic.)
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Issandr El Amrani

Issandr El Amrani is a Cairo-based writer and consultant. His reporting and commentary on the Middle East and North Africa has appeared in The Economist, London Review of Books, Financial Times, The National, The Guardian, Time and other publications. He also publishes one of the longest-running blog in the region, www.arabist.net.