Bahrain Election Photo Provides The Greatest Associated Press Caption Ever
IT’S election time in Bahrain, friend to the UK, haven of human rights, home to the US’s Navy’s Fifth Fleet and venue of a failed Iran-approved Arab spring. The elections do not feature Bahrain’s main opposition party, the Wefaq, which boycotted the elections held to fill 18 parliamentary seats its members vacated after the protests and the Government’s crack down. (The country only has a 40-member Parliament.)
In the Shi’ite enclave of Sanabis, local toughs taunted police with anti-establishment chanting and vuvuzelas. Reuters say the usually peaceful police fired rubber bullets and stun grenades – trying anything, understandably, to stop those vuvuzelas.
Anyhow, the highlight of these elections is not the soundtracks, it’s this caption to the image you see above:
An unidentified woman is seen at a polling station in Hamad Town, Bahrain, Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011.
Anyone recognise her?