Egypt officials formally presented the country's new constitution Sunday and called on all Egyptian national to vote on it in next month's referendum.
Egypt's acting government presented this poster, and called on all Egyptians — including the recently ousted Muslim Brotherhood and their supporters — to vote.
But Egyptians couldn't shake the feeling that the poster didn't really represent "All Egyptians," and quickly discovered they were right.
So, three out of the five images used were of non-Egyptians. Photographers pointed out that all the photos had been taken from stock images.
And that no images of bearded Egyptians were used.
When Egypt votes on January 14 and 15, it will be the third constitution they've looked at in as many years.
Although it doesn't really explain why Amr Mousa, the head of the committee that wrote the new constitution had a pretty significant slip of the tongue when he asked all Egyptians to come out and vote...
Egyptian officials haven't responded to how stock photos of non-Egyptians were included in their campaign posters, or to criticism that this constitution, like the ones before it, might once again fail to meet the needs of "All Egyptians."
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