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
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)

(Newser) – 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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