Remember the Beckham blurred/pixelated poster? Asharq Al-Awsat has a story (Arabic) on the solutions advertising agencies in Saudi Arabia employ to work around this wahhabi traditions that prevent the appearance of human faces in photos. The latest trend now is to make the model in the ad wear a pair of sunglasses; something I have not noticed until recently.
The irony is that no one in the advertising agencies know exactly who is responsible for this pixelization of their artwork. Is it the ministry of commerce, the ministry of Islamic affairs, or the religious police? Nobody knows.