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Thursday, July 30, 2015

A Great Nasser Picture

I don't have a date or a context for this photo of Nasser playing chess, but can anybody picture subsequent Presidents being photographed in a way that made them look like they didn't know what to do next? Sadat, Mubarak, or Sisi would all be grand masters. Anybody know the backstory here?

1 comment:

Ayman Refaat said...

I first saw this photo more than thirty years ago on the front cover of a book which was always on display at the newspaper stands "عبد الناصر و اليسار المصري:مناقشات و ردود علي د فؤاد زكريا"و
and it really made a lasting impression on me as a child !