Kissing on Egyptian Streets

A photograph circulating on Facebook of two young Egyptians kissing in the street stirred both outrage and admiration. Shared by Ahmed ElGohary, a commentator objected to ‘the lack of manhood’ entailed by sharing such photo. Others praised the beauty of it and its revolutionary sense.

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Two young lovers kiss on the street in Egypt, shared by Ahmed ElGohary http://tinyurl.com/l3rozz9

Public display of affection is widely frowned upon in Egypt, as laws of public indecency could be used to prosecute those who publicly show affection or drink alcohol on the streets.

Alongside the photo, ElGohary shared lyrics of Youssra El Hawary’s song On The Street. El Hawary an upcoming independent singer and her songs proved a youtube success. On The Street’s lyrics read:

Some people curse each other, kill each other on the street,
Some people sleep on the floor on the street,
Some people sell their honor on the street,
But it would truly be a scandal if one day we forgot and kissed each other on the street!

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