February 19, 2014

The Cairo Cult of Field Marshal al-Sisi

Adam Ramsey, Vocativ

The Associated Press

He's the man who would be president. For now, he'll have to settle with being on T-shirts, key rings, flags, masks and even chocolates.

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TAGGED: Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, Egypt, CAIRO


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