Egypt, Cairo, news photographers protest. © AFP PHOTO/STR



 
Egypt, Cairo, news photographers protest. © AFP PHOTO/STR
EGYPT, Cairo : Egypt's news photographers protest 03 February, 2007 in front of the syndicate of journalists in Cairo against their exclusion from parliament following the snapping of an unflattering picture of the prime minister eating watermelon seeds. During Prime Minister Ahmed Nazif's visit to parliament this week, a photographer from the independent daily Al-Masri Al-Youm snapped a picture of him eating peanuts and watermelon seeds during the session. The photographers were also protesting what they describe as persistent police attacks on them while carrying out their job, with many having their cameras taken away or smashed. They described their exclusion from parliament as only the latest assault on their profession. AFP PHOTO/STR