Egypt Paper Caught Doctoring Mubarak Photo

State newspaper tried to depict him leading the way in peace talks
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 16, 2010 4:51 PM CDT
Egypt Paper Caught Doctoring Mubarak Photo
Here's the original, with Eyptian President Hosni Mubarak at far left. In the doctored photo, he appears in front of President Obama.   (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Egypt's state-run paper got caught doctoring a photo (badly) to try to inflate the role of President Hosni Mubarak in the new Mideast peace talks. The photo in Al-Ahram this week showed Mubarak walking in front of other world leaders down a red carpet at the White House. In reality, Mubarak was bringing up the rear, and President Obama was in front. (The original photo accompanies this summary; click the BBC link to see the doctored one.) No official explanation from the paper, but it replaced the image online. For other Photoshop blunders, click here.
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