Residents and activists hold a giant a pre-Baath Syrian flag, now used by the Syrian opposition, during an anti-regime protest in the rubble of destroyed buildings in the neighbourhood of Jobar, on the eastern outskirts of the capital Damascus
Iraqi supporters of Shia cleric Moqtada al-Sadr wave the national flag as they listen to his speech during a demonstration in Baghdad’s Tahrir Square
A child sits on the ground and listens to U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speak to supporters during a campaign rally in Manchester, New Hampshire
A worker erects decoration with images of the Vietnamese national flag and communist flag before the upcoming 12th national congress of the ruling Communist Party of Vietnam on a street in Hanoi
Tunisians shout slogans and hold Tunisian flags during a demonstration in solidarity with victims of a bomb attack on a bus transporting Tunisian presidential guards a day earlier, in Tunis, Tunisia, on Wednesday
Turkish people carry a huge flag as they attend a ceremony marking the 77th death anniversary of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk in Istanbul, Turkey, on Tuesday
A member of Turkish police special forces stands guard on top of a building during a Republic Day ceremony in Istanbul, Turkey, on Thursday
An honour guard is partially covered by a flag that rolled after a gust of wind at the welcoming ceremony for Netherlands’ King Willem-Alexander outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China today.
An Iranian woman walks past a painting of a revolver, painted in an American-flag style, on the wall of former US embassy in Tehran, Iran, on Wednesday
An anti-North Korean activist holds a defaced North Korean flag as he stands on the Unification Bridge that leads to the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) between North and South Korea in Paju on Monday
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A woman dressed in red, white and blue watches the main Orange demonstration during the Twelfth of July parade on Monday in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The Twelfth is an Ulster Protestant celebration held annually
Racegoers relax on a bench displaying the Union Jack on the first day of the Royal Ascot meeting in Berkshire, England.
A girl sporting a sticker with the national flag colours on her face participates in a street parade to celebrate the 24th self-declared independence day for the breakaway Somaliland nation from Somalia in capital Hargeysa on Monday
A flight crew member attaches a Japanese national flag on the airplane for Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko’s special flight to Palau before it’s take off at Haneda international airport in Tokyo
Russian Communist party supporters, holding the flag of the self-proclaimed People’s Republic of Donetsk, and portrait of former Soviet leaders Joseph Stalin and Vladimir Lenin, take part in a rally to mark Defender of the Fatherland Day in Moscow, on Monday. Defender of the Fatherland Day, celebrated in Russia, honours the nation’s military and is a nationwide holiday
An Iranian girl shows her hand painted with the national flag colors during a ceremony marking the 36th anniversary of the 1979 Islamic revolution, at the Azadi (Freedom) square in Tehran, Iran on Wednesday. The event mark the 36th anniversary of the Islamic revolution, which came ten days after Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini’s return from his exile in Paris to Iran, toppling the monarchy system and forming the Islamic republic
A pedicab (bicitaxi in Cuba) with a US flag on a street in Havana. The US is to ease travel and trade restrictions with Cuba on Friday, marking the first concrete steps towards restoring normal ties since announcing a historic rapprochement
A demonstrator takes a photograph while holding an upside down U.S. flag during a demonstration today against the New York City grand jury decision to not indict in the death of Eric Garner in Berkeley, California.
Retired paramilitary policemen, who raise and lower China’s flag every day in Tiananmen Square, salute during a farewell ceremony in Beijing on Monday.
Masked Libyan military personnel wearing French army uniform and waving their national flag march during a graduation ceremony at the Tripoli air base in the Libyan capital on Wednesday