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    1. So Egypt released a stamp honoring its Suez Canal that featured a photo of the Panama Canal's Pedro Miguel Locks: pic.twitter.com/SAY7FbbPNV

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    2. How'd that happen? Well, Egyptian media have widely used the image to illustrate stories on Suez in recent years: new.elfagr.org/Detail.aspx?se…

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    3. Neither print nor broadcast outlets bothered to source the photo. But the Panama Canal Authority claims copyright: pic.twitter.com/Lx1v9CKRy0

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    4. Even if it'd been the right canal, grabbing an already-pirated pic off a news site without paying for it is no way to design a stamp.

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    5. A final irony? Essentially the same image was used on a stamp a hundred years ago - by the United States. pic.twitter.com/90iIDfxCZW

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