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Thursday, September 18, 2014
India and the Afghan Flag
India has presented Afghanistan with an enormous flag. It was recently hoisted over Kabul's historic Wazir Akbar Khan hill in early September on a flagpole more than 200 feet high. The flag measures 97 by 65 feet. Many observers state that the flag is symbolic of India's commitment to a strong Afghanistan; and a reminder to Pakistan and other nations that Afghanistan has neighbors that care about its future. Read more on the flag gift in "Afghanistan Boldly Raises Its Colors, as Never Before", The New York Times, September 13, 2014.