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Monday, February 7, 2011

Start the Week on a Positive Note: Getting Married in Tahrir Square

Let's open Monday on a positive note.

There's a fad in the West, or at least the US, to get married in unusual venues: skydiving, or in scuba gear underwater, or whatever. Sometime dressed as Civil War reenactors, or your favorite Disney characters, or whatever.

A little more on the risky side: an Egyptian couple choosing to take their vows in Tahrir Square:

The guy with the microphone seems to be in a military or police uniform sweater with rank epaulets on it, but I can't resolve it enough to determine the rank. Via Al-Wafd and YouTube.


Anonymous said...

as far as i can see the guy's 'epaulets' read D&G - it's a fake brand sweater...

Michael Collins Dunn said...

Damn. Here I thought his presence might mean something.