UPDATE: IS EGYPT TODAY A PREVIEW OF AMERICA 2015? FOOD RIOTS AHEAD?
SOME AMAZING PHOTOS have come out of the Middle East the last few weeks. Camels running through Cairo in the midst of protest pandemonium yesterday is my favorite. Anachronisms are rampant there.
Today it's this. An opposition protester shouting anti-government slogans in Sanaa, Yemen calling for the ouster of President Ali Abdullah Saleh has taped little loaves of bread and a visor baguette to his head.
How clever is this? He needs his hands free to demonstrate and make violent gestures. He also knows the sandwich shop around the corner has just been burned down. With bread and clear tape, he does what any resourceful protester would do so he can hang in for the long haul. He can eat 'em or save one for later to barter, maybe for a coupla cigarettes. Or he might make some dough balls from scraps and use 'em for ear plugs....the possibilities are limitless and priceless.
Hats off to Mr. al-Ov'n Bread Head, protester of the day.
COURTESY WSJPhotos (Khaled Abdullah/Reuters)