Egyptian riots and the scowl

by Stephen Balbach @ Asortablog
February 3, 2011


This picture sums up the Egyptian riots. Here were see a clash of old and new: the camel rider with Nike shoes; the timeless camel and (unseen) modern tanks in the background. More significantly is the "angry scowl", the modus operandi among Egyptian rioters; and what creature better symbolizes the scowl than a bleating camel. Finally, the image debunks the myth of rioters being under-30, that it's just been youthful rebellion. And as I my friend Baskin pointed out no women! [Ed. except probably the camel, she-camels are usually used for riding]. All in all, a great photo.
(Chris Hondros/Getty Images)