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'World's highest flag' raised to honour 1973 victory

Parade of patriotism for a big flag

Ahram Online, Monday 31 Oct 2011
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Egyptian military rulers just hoisted an Egyptian flag, apparently the “highest in the world,” at the Gezira district in Cairo.

The flag flies at the height of 176 metres and measures 12 by 15 metres. The ceremony marks the 38th anniversary of the 1973 military triumph over Israel and was sponsored by the Commercial International Bank (CIB).

The event, which was broadcast live on television, was preceded by a poem about Egypt. The Egyptian national anthem played while the flag was slowly raised.

The current highest flag, hoisted in Azerbaijan last year, flies at a height of 162 metres.

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Mohamed, Cairo
01-11-2011 03:15pm
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embarrassing
Of all the ridiculous things that go on in Egypt, this has to be near the top of the list. It was as if the army decided that Cairo just didn't look ugly enough. How on earth did we ever beat Israel.
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Ines
31-10-2011 11:28pm
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World's Highest Flag
They murder Egyptian protesters in the street, kidnap, torture and imprison Egyptian civilians in military prisons, silence media and attack television stations with guns, and encourage corruption, lies, sectarian hate and violent incitement to flourish. Then, they raise the Egyptian flag on a really high pole. That's alright, then.
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