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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

A Tribute to Muhammad Naguib

Longtime readers know I have done my best to remind people of Egypt's largely forgotten first President, Muhammad Naguib. He spent much of his life as a nonperson, only emerging in ailing old age under Mubarak,who attended his funeral. On the Cairo Metro, Nasser, Sadat, and the former Mubarak (now Martyrs') Stations were major hubs on the first line; Naguib eventually got a local stop on the second line.

This photo tribute to Naguib was posted on Bassem Sabry's "An Arab Citizen" blog last year, but I only just was directed to it. It's a great collection, including this memorable one, above left, of Naguib in old age:

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