The United States’ Central Intelligence Agency joined the social media website Instagram last Thursday. The spy agency’s first post was a photo of a mish mash of items around a desk. All the items belong to members of the top secret agency.
Take a look at the image above and see if you identify these objects:
Some of the items pictured include:
- A photo of CIA director Gina Haspel from 1985 on a badge — in another image, the number 0911947 appears on the badge. The CIA first came into operation on September 18, 1947.
- A golden owl statue that represents Athena, the Greek goddess of wisdom.
- A desk clock’s time shows 8:46 the time when American Airlines Flight 11 hit the North Tower of the World Trade Center during the terror attacks of September 11, 2001.
- A box containing cuff links that were used by a case officer and an asset. The two CIA employees reportedly never met each other and used the cuff links to identify each another.
- A plant to depict an intelligence “plant.”
- The infamous classification stamp.
- Something that resembles a gray wig.
- A burn bag under the desk
- An image of Tony Mendez, a CIA officer who oversaw the brazen 1979 rescue of six US hostages in Iran.
“Joining Instagram is another way we’re sharing CIA’s stories and recruiting talented Americans to serve here,” a CIA spokesperson said to CBS News. “Through the account, we’ll give a peek into Agency life, but we can’t promise any selfies from secret locations.”
h/t Business Insider