A Renewed Sense of Nationalism Takes Root in Qatar

Dec 29, 2017 | 09:00 GMT
The depiction of Qatari Emir Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani created by artist Ahmed bin Majed Almaadheed has appeared all over the small country, even at the bottom of a swimming pool used by Qatari security forces.

Members of the Qatari security forces, known in Arabic as 'Lekhwiya', dive in a swimming pool at Qatar University on August 10, 2017 to sign their names by a painting of Emir Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani titled in Arabic 'Glorious Tamim', originally drawn by artist Ahmed Bin Majed Al-Maadheed and spread across the Gulf country, as an expression of support for the monarch.

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