A Blog by the Editor of The Middle East Journal

Putting Middle Eastern Events in Cultural and Historical Context

Monday, March 18, 2013

This Sort of Photo was Made for Social Media . . .

. . . and Egyptians on Facebook and Twitter are predictably having fun with it. President Morsi is in Pakistan, and has been given an honorary degree by the National University of Science and Technology, which apparently required this ceremonial dress,
In fact, this is not some lodge initiation; it seems to be the university's academic garb:

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