To celebrate the planned extension of the Suez Canal, Egypt decided to commission a line of stamps showing off the multi-billion dollar project. The only problem is that the designers seem to have confused their canals. Some of the stamps show the Panama Canal, located in Central America. Embarrassed authorities announced Sunday that they were halting the stamps’ production.
The mistake was widely mocked by Egyptians online, just like when the government committed another PR faux-pas last year, when it used stock images of foreigners on a poster promoting “A Constitution for All Egyptians.”