Suriname Flag ~ The current flag of Suriname was officially adopted on November 25, 1975.           The white represents freedom and justice and the red and green were the colors of the political parties during independence. The gold star symbolizes unity and hope

Suriname Flag ~ The current flag of Suriname was officially adopted on November 25, 1975. The white represents freedom and justice and the red and green were the colors of the political parties during independence. The gold star symbolizes unity and hope

The flag of Egypt was officially adopted on October 4, 1984.           The red, white and black are Pan-African colors, while the centered gold eagle is said to represent the Eagle of Saladin.

The flag of Egypt was officially adopted on October 4, 1984. The red, white and black are Pan-African colors, while the centered gold eagle is said to represent the Eagle of Saladin.

The flag of Jamaica was officially adopted on August 6, 1962.           The black is symbolic of  hardships suffered in the past, green represents the fertile land, and yellow the shining sun. In addition, black, green and yellow are Pan-African colors, and pay tribute to Jamaica's significant African heritage

The flag of Jamaica was officially adopted on August 6, 1962. The black is symbolic of hardships suffered in the past, green represents the fertile land, and yellow the shining sun. In addition, black, green and yellow are Pan-African colors, and pay tribute to Jamaica's significant African heritage

Trinidad and Tobago Flag ~ The flag of Trinidad and Tobago was officially adopted on August 31, 1962, after the islands gained their independence from Britain.           The two white stripes are symbolic of the bountiful sea, the red represents the people, and black represents their hard work and strength.

Trinidad and Tobago Flag ~ The flag of Trinidad and Tobago was officially adopted on August 31, 1962, after the islands gained their independence from Britain. The two white stripes are symbolic of the bountiful sea, the red represents the people, and black represents their hard work and strength.

The Philippines flag was officially adopted on May 19, 1898.  The white triangle is symbolic of peace, red symbolizes bravery and blue represents patriotism. The three gold stars and sun represent the three main divisions of the country - Luzon, Mindanao, and Visayas.

The Philippines flag was officially adopted on May 19, 1898. The white triangle is symbolic of peace, red symbolizes bravery and blue represents patriotism. The three gold stars and sun represent the three main divisions of the country - Luzon, Mindanao, and Visayas.

The Cape Verde flag was officially adopted on February 25, 1992.          The gold stars represent the (10) islands of the country. The dark blue represents the Atlantic Ocean and the red stripe - the road to economic progress.

The Cape Verde flag was officially adopted on February 25, 1992. The gold stars represent the (10) islands of the country. The dark blue represents the Atlantic Ocean and the red stripe - the road to economic progress.

South Korea suspends all U.S. wheat imports – will not import U.S. wheat until all tests are completed

South Korea suspends all U.S. wheat imports – will not import U.S. wheat until all tests are completed

The Ghana flag was officially adopted on March 6, 1957.           The flag was the first to use the Pan-African colors of red, yellow, green and black. Red recalls the blood shed by freedom fighters during the struggle for independence. Yellow represents the country's mineral wealth, while green is symbolic of the country's forests.

The Ghana flag was officially adopted on March 6, 1957. The flag was the first to use the Pan-African colors of red, yellow, green and black. Red recalls the blood shed by freedom fighters during the struggle for independence. Yellow represents the country's mineral wealth, while green is symbolic of the country's forests.

The flag of historic Greece was officially adopted in 1822.It features a white cross, and a combination of nine blue and white horizontal stripes. Note that the shade of blue has varied over the years, and darker blue (shown) is now commonly used.   The cross is symbolic of the Greek religious faith and the nine stripes represent the nine syllables in the cry "Freedom or Death," one commonly used during the Greek war of independence. The white is said to reflect the purity of that struggle

The flag of historic Greece was officially adopted in 1822.It features a white cross, and a combination of nine blue and white horizontal stripes. Note that the shade of blue has varied over the years, and darker blue (shown) is now commonly used. The cross is symbolic of the Greek religious faith and the nine stripes represent the nine syllables in the cry "Freedom or Death," one commonly used during the Greek war of independence. The white is said to reflect the purity of that struggle

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