Think it was hard for Americans to try to figure out what was going on with the U.S. government shutdown? Well, the rest of the world was even more confused.
Some countries just wanted to help.
The Chinese government worried about people getting sad.
And Russia decided to give the shutdown a new name.
But mostly people just wanted the U.S. to stop whining. Especially in Egypt, where government has been a pretty transient thing lately.
And in Lebanon, where they've been dealing with the government/no government thing for decades.
Sheera Frenkel is a cybersecurity correspondent for BuzzFeed News based in San Francisco. She has reported from Israel, Egypt, Jordan and across the Middle East. Her secure PGP fingerprint is 4A53 A35C 06BE 5339 E9B6 D54E 73A6 0F6A E252 A50F
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