Photo Gallery: From Revolutionary Icon to Lost Exile
Aliaa Mahdi
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Photo Gallery: From Revolutionary Icon to Lost Exile

From Icon to Exile The Price of a Nude Photo in Egypt

Egyptian Aliaa Elmahdy became an icon of the Arab Spring after she posted a nude photo of herself online. Then she fled to Sweden after receiving death threats from Islamist extremists. What and whom did her statement serve?
Translated from the German by Christopher Sultan