Egypt issued Stamps to Mark New Suez Canal


\"suezWhen the Egyptian government announced plans to build a new Suez Canal last month, officials were so puffed up with pride that they took the time-honoured step of commissioning a series of stamps to mark the £2.4 billion project. The stamps feature images of a map of the Suez Canal, along with photographs of a waterway in a desert setting which do indeed appear to come from Egypt.But in an embarrassing start to the scheme, it appears that the stamps are not all they seem – the designers have managed to mix up their canals.Instead of featuring photographs taken only in Egypt, the stamps have been printed with pictures of the other world famous canal that runs through Panama.

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