A kangaroo at the Pyramids

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Cool pic unearthed by Michael Collins Dunn. Apparently it was the mascot of Australian troops stationed in Egypt before being deployed to Gallipolli.

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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.