We're Arab. We dance.
We also gawk. But hey, when you're dressed in a sheer belly dancing outfit, it's kinda expected. As an Egyptian, I'm proud/in awe of the belly dancing culture, where in a conservative region half-clothed vibrating women suddenly become acceptable.
Just check out this old photo via @ranasalam, featuring a crowd full of oglers and one twirling belly dancer. And by the looks of things, I do believe it is a wedding.
With all eyes on the dancer, I can't help but think...the poor bride.
(Photo via @ranasalam)