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Opponents vote to send Egypt's Mursi into space

Published on Feb 23, 2013 8:56 PM
 
An AFP journalist looks at a Facebook page portraying Egyptian President Mohammed Mursi in an astronaut suit as part of an ongoing campaign for Mursi to win a trip to space in a competition sponsored by a deodorant manufacturer on Feb 23, 2013, in Cairo. Mursi was leading the field in the online contest to send a lucky few on a shuttle operated by space tourism company Space Expedition Corp. -- PHOTO: AFP

CAIRO (AFP) - Opponents of Egypt's President Mohamed Mursi are voting to send him where no Islamist leader has gone before: outer space.

Mursi on Saturday was leading the field in Egypt in an online contest sponsored by deodorant makers Axe to send a lucky few on a shuttle operated by space tourism company Space Expedition Corp.

Egypt's opposition movement April 6 entered Mursi into the competition.

"With God's help, and under His care, Mursi will soon be launched to the moon," the group said on its Facebook page, along with a picture of the president in a spacesuit.

 
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