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Monday, May 9, 2011

Mubarak Photo Trivia Question

Blogger Zeinobia at Egyptian Chronicles is always great for nostalgic Egyptian photos. Given everything else that has been happening she was a bit late with her 83rd Mubarak birthday post, but redeems any tardiness with this photo I'd never seen before:

Yes, it's a very young Husni Mubarak. Here's the trivia question: What else do you notice about the picture?

Look at the insignia on the hat. See the crown? Mubarak graduated from the Military Academy in 1949 and finished Air Force pilot training in 1950. He was in the service of King Farouq.

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