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I love these diaries, Alex.  Thanks for being our intrepid correspondent!

The movies are taking a helluva long time to load on my anemic adsl connection, but the sounds are worth it.  I also especially like the people dancing in the last one.

About that police incident... I dunno a think about French law, but if the law truly just bans publishing photos without the subject's permission, it doesn't seem like he has any right to stop you from taking pictures.

But at least he was reasonably polite about intimidating you.  The Egyptian police (who wear exactly the same uniforms and riot gear, incidentally) would just smash your camera, and probably your head.  Sigh.

If it were me, I'd probably make a point of taking as many pictures of the police as possible, just on principle, but then I'd probably get my head smashed in, so best not to listen to me....

by the stormy present (stormypresent aaaaaaat gmail etc) on Tue Apr 4th, 2006 at 03:34:42 PM EST

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