The World: Suez Reopening: 'Ya Sadat'

Among the newsmen who covered the reopening of the Suez Canal last week were TIME Beirut Bureau Chief Karsten Prager, who observed the shoreside ceremonies, and Cairo Bureau Chief Wilton Wynn, who, as pool reporter for the English-speaking press, was aboard the October Six with Sadat. Their accounts of the celebration:

After all the buildup, reported Prager, the event itself at the white and green canal authority building alongside the harbor was refreshingly short. There, 600 invited dignitaries, including Crown Prince Reza of Iran, 14, foreign ambassadors, and defense ministers and army generals...

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