Egytian state run paper Al-Ahram needs to hire better retouchers

Al-Ahram, the state run newspaper in Egypt ran this poorly retouched image of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak leading President Obama and other world leaders during Middle East peace talks at the White House. Aside from the excessive feathering, what’s the deal with the magic carpet effect?

Al-Ahram, the state run newspaper in Egypt ran this poorly retouched image of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak leading President Obama and other world leaders during Middle East peace talks at the White House. Aside from the excessive feathering, what’s the deal with the magic carpet effect?

Poorly retouched version of a press photo

Here is the original Getty photo with Mubarak in a not so leader-like position.

Original Getty photo retouched by Al-Ahram