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Morgue photo shoot lands Egypt doctor in hot water

The doctor, Waseem Ashraf, brought with him a photographer to take the pictures in the morgue

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Some people will travel far and wide for the perfect selfie, but one Egypt-based university lecturer could have taken his photo shoot a step in the wrong direction, posing for snaps in the institute’s morgue and using skulls and bones for props.

Egypt’s Alexandria University has placed the lecturer under investigation after he posted photos posing with his fiancé in the morgue, Al Arabiya News reported Thursday.

An official source at the university told Al Arabiya News that the “head of the Department of Anatomy has filed a complaint against the doctor for taking photographs inside the morgue after finishing the official work hours at 2 pm and after making sure that everyone has left.”

The doctor, Waseem Ashraf, brought with him a photographer to take the pictures in the morgue, which violated the university’s regulations, the official added.

Ashraf posted the pictures on social media, garnering a host of angry comments saying he had disrespected the dead.

In defense, the photographer John Yousef said “the groom [Ashraf] suggested the morgue as an idea and I agreed, because it was different,” adding that he enjoyed the unique experience.

Khairi Abduldayim, head of the doctors’ syndicate, described the incident as “immoral” and violates “the profession’s honor code.”