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Monday, February 18, 2013

Similar flags, hemispheres apart

 Today's blog readers include the Polish and the Indonesians. I discovered their flags are  opposites, just like their hemispheres. Although you see the Polish coat of arms here, that is the official government flag. Elsewhere in the country it's just white over red. And in Indonesia....

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