Middle East

Giant red carpet for Egypt leader's motorcade sparks uproar

In this Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016 image taken from Egypt State TV, Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi's motorcade drives on a red carpet during a trip to open social housing projects in a suburb of Cairo, Egypt. Images of the giant red carpet prompted a wave of mockery on social media, and one local newspaper devoted its entire front page Monday, Feb. 8, 2016, to accusing el-Sissi of decadence while he asks Egyptians to tighten their belts. (Egypt State TV via AP)





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