Che and Bashar

October 6, 2007 at 8:47 am 4 comments

In honor of today’s BBC’s story on images of Che, here is my current favorite, from a Christian-owned sweet shop in Aleppo (with a reputation for the best ice cream in the city). In the middle is Nasrallah, leader of Lebanon’s Hizbullah.

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Che images were ubiquitous throughout Morocco.   From the coastal town of Essouira: 

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From Casablanca: chesmall.jpg

In Syria, the most common images are of Bashar Assad, the President.

 basharbuilding.jpg basharsuq.jpg

While in Morocco images of the King portray him engaging in an activity related to the theme of the establishment displaying the photograph (often with his wife or a child), Bashar’s photographs are usually only pictures of his head. He is often shown with his father or his deceased brother, very rarely with his wife and children.

basharbrotherlion.jpgbasharfatherandson.jpg

Still, the photos can be displayed in fascinating ways.

basharmasayo.jpg

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Entry filed under: History, Identity, Lebanon, Middle East, Morocco, Syria, Uncategorized.

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  • 1. Rulablog » Che and Bashar  |  October 6, 2007 at 7:59 pm

    […] and I’ve been meaning to point people to her blog for a while. In a recent post entitled Che and Bashar she writes: In honor of today’s BBC’s story on images of Che, here is my current […]

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  • […] In honor of today’s BBC’s story on images of Che , here is my current favorite, from a Christian-owned sweet shop in Aleppo (with a reputation for the best ice cream in the city). In the middle is Nasrallah, leader of Lebanon’s Hizbullah. Che images were ubiquitous throughout Morocco. From the coastal town of Essouira: From Casablanca: In Syria, the most common images are of Bashar Assad, the President. While in Morocco images of the King portray him engaging in an activity related to the theme of the establishment displaying the photograph (often with his wife or a child), Bashar’s photographs are usually only pictures of his head. […]

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  • […] In honor of today’s BBC’s story on images of Che , here is my current favorite, from a Christian-owned sweet shop in Aleppo (with a reputation for the best ice cream in the city). In the middle is Nasrallah, leader of Lebanon’s Hizbullah. Che images were ubiquitous throughout Morocco. From the coastal town of Essouira: From Casablanca: In Syria, the most common images are of Bashar Assad, the President. While in Morocco images of the King portray him engaging in an activity related to the theme of the establishment displaying the photograph (often with his wife or a child), Bashar’s photographs are usually only pictures of his head. […]

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  • […] In honor of today’s BBC’s story on images of Che , here is my current favorite, from a Christian-owned sweet shop in Aleppo (with a reputation for the best ice cream in the city). In the middle is Nasrallah, leader of Lebanon’s Hizbullah. Che images were ubiquitous throughout Morocco. From the coastal town of Essouira: From Casablanca: In Syria, the most common images are of Bashar Assad, the President. While in Morocco images of the King portray him engaging in an activity related to the theme of the establishment displaying the photograph (often with his wife or a child), Bashar’s photographs are usually only pictures of his head. […]

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