The Africa Cup of Nations has helped make the Egyptian public forget, at least for a while, the spiralling cost of living.
Prime Minister Ahmed Nazif talking to African Federation President Eissa Hayatou. "I would be grateful if you can hold the cup every two months." By Saadeddin in the daily Al-Ahram
Egyptian football star Mohamed Abu Treika breaks the Israeli siege imposed on Gaza after revealing his T-shirt inscription: "Sympathise with Gaza". By Omaya in Al-Raya of Qatar
The changing of the Iraqi flag. By Ali Khalil in the UAE daily Al-Khaleej
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