AFRICA

This photo of pyramids in Egypt has been doctored to include the Lebanese flag

Published on 11/08/2020 at 10:10

A photo has been shared repeatedly in posts on Facebook, Twitter and in media reports that claim it shows an image of the Lebanese flag projected onto Egypt’s Giza pyramids. The posts claim the pyramids were lit up with the flag in order to show solidarity with Lebanon after a huge explosion in the port of Beirut in early August 2020. The claim is false; the photo has been doctored to include the Lebanese flag on a photo taken in April 2020.