Excerpted from TheBlaze

The Egyptian postal service issued stamps to commemorate a major construction project to expand the Suez Canal, but social media users noticed that the photo in the stamp depicted the Panama Canal in Central America, Al Arabiya reported.

Egypt’s Ministry of Communications on Saturday stopped the printing of the stamps after the gaffe was discussed widely on social media, the Cairo Post reported.

According to Egypt’s Youm7 daily, Minister of Communications Atef Helmy ordered an investigation to discover how the mistake had occurred and who was responsible.

TheBlaze has not independently verified the image of the stamp posted on Twitter, but the mistake was reported in western publications over the weekend including in Britain’s Telegraph and the New York Daily News which published a photo of the full stamp.

Postal officials at first reportedly denied the stamp was incorrect and claimed that the image had been Photoshopped.

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