Following violent protests in Tunisia and Algeria, a leading Arab state has revealed its intention to modernise with the introduction of 'Page Three Beauties' in its national daily papers.
"We should come into the twenty-first century," said an Embassy spokesman, who declined to identify himself or his country. "This unrest in other of our brother states has shown us that we must allow some aspects of Western culture into our society."
How will this sit with the extremely conservative religious and social mores in the un-named state? Perhaps the sneak preview photo below goes some way towards answering that intriguing question.
Here is Amina, aged 22. Lovely, isn't she?
Another little charmer is Habiba, only 19. Way to go, Habiba!
But will this be enough to keep the protests at bay? To stem the tide of anger against nepotism, tyranny and corruption? (And that's just in the coffee shops.)
"Yes, I think it will," mused our contact at the Embassy. "After all, most of those on the streets of Algeria and Tunisia were young men between the ages of 18 and about 32. Think about it, my friend. Think about it."
Doh! The man has a point.