Egyptian daily under fire over altered photo of President Mubarak

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London, Sept.16 (ANI): Egypt's state-run newspaper - Al Ahram-has come under fire for altering a photograph to suggest that President Hosni Mubarak was leading the Middle East peace talks.

Al-Ahram showed Mubarak walking on a red carpet ahead of US President Barack Obama as well as the Israeli, Palestinian and Jordanian leaders.

The original image, taken at the White House when talks were formally re-launched, shows Obama leading the way and Mubarak trailing behind.

The original image from the White House, taken on 1 September

Talks resumed in Egypt on Tuesday.

The manipulated photograph ran above an article on page six of al-Ahram's Tuesday edition, entitled The Way to Sharm el-Sheikh.

Al-Ahram has since replaced the image on its website with a picture of the assembled leaders seated on chairs in the Red Sea resort.

Officials at the paper could not be reached for comment. (ANI)

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