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he British flag is being replaced by the European Union flag following the visit of British Prime Minister David Cameron at the European Union Commission headquarters in Brussels

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The British flag is being replaced by the European Union flag following the visit of British Prime Minister David Cameron at the European Union Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium

Men watch demonstrators from Afghanistan's Hazara minority during a protest in Kabul, Afghanistan May 16, 2016.

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Men watch demonstrators from Afghanistan’s Hazara minority during a protest in Kabul, Afghanistan 

Supporters of Iraqi Shiite cleric Moqtad...Supporters of Iraqi Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr wave national flags during a demonstration calling for governmental reform and elimination of corruption on March 18, 2016, outside the main gates of Baghdad's Green Zone. Thousands of supporters of Iraqi cleric Moqtada Sadr defied a government ban to launch sit-ins at the main gates of Baghdad's Green Zone aimed at pushing for reforms. / AFP PHOTO / AHMAD AL-RUBAYEAHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP/Getty Images

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Supporters of Iraqi Shea cleric Moqtada al-Sadr wave national flags during a demonstration calling for governmental reform and elimination of corruption outside the main gates of Baghdad’s Green Zone 

Revellers in fancy dress enjoy the atmosphere during the British Fancy Dress Day in Benidorm, Spain. The British Fancy Dress Day is one of the biggest fancy dress parties in Europe and is held the day after the Benidorm fiestas in November. The tradition started over 20 years ago when Manolo from Sinatras Club offered a free drink to anyone who dress up. Nowadays around 30,000 people, mostly British Expats living in Spain and tourists visiting the Costa Blanca resorts, attends, attend the event.

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Revellers in fancy dress enjoy the atmosphere during the British Fancy Dress Day in Benidorm, Spain. The British Fancy Dress Day is one of the biggest fancy dress parties in Europe

Supporters of China's President Xi Jinping wait on the Mall for him to pass during his ceremonial welcome, in London, Britain, October 20, 2015. Xi is on a State visit to Britain

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Supporters of China’s President Xi Jinping wait on the Mall for him to pass during his ceremonial welcome, in London, Britain on tuesday. Xi is on a State visit to Britain

French police officers protest in front of the Ministry of Justice on Place Vendome, during a demonstration calling for more resources and improved security measures in their work environment, in Paris, France, 14 October 2015. The protest is organised just one week after a police officer was seriously wounded in a shoot-out with a gunman who was granted an out-of-jail permit.

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French police officers protest in front of the Ministry of Justice on Place Vendome, during a demonstration calling for more resources and improved security measures in their work environment, in Paris, France on Wednesday

Anti-separatist Catalans gather in Plaza Catalunya square during a demonstration on October 12, 2015 in Barcelona, Spain. Thousands of Anti-separatist Catalans were called by Catalan unionist associations to march on the Spain's National Day to demonstrate against the Catalonia's bid for independence.

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Anti-separatist Catalans gather in Plaza Catalunya square during a demonstration on Monday in Barcelona, Spain. Thousands of Anti-separatist Catalans were called by Catalan unionist associations to march on the Spain’s National Day to demonstrate against the Catalonia’s bid for independence

People take pictures as they gather during the official flag raising ceremony at Tiananmen Square to mark the 66th National Day on October 1, 2015 in Beijing, China. China begins the "Golden Week" holiday Thursday, as much of the country shuts down and financial markets close until October 8th

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People use their phones to take pictures as they gather during the official flag raising ceremony at Tiananmen Square to mark the 66th National Day on Thursday in Beijing, China

National League for Democracy chairperson Aung San Suu Kyi during her election campaign rally in Kawhmu township on September 22, 2015. While her National League for Democracy (NLD) party is expected to triumph at key elections this year, Suu Kyi's pathway to the presidency is blocked by a controversial clause in Myanmar's junta-era constitution

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National League for Democracy chairperson Aung San Suu Kyi during her election campaign rally in Kawhmu township on Tuesday. While her National League for Democracy (NLD) party is expected to triumph at key elections this year, Suu Kyi’s pathway to the presidency is blocked by a controversial clause in Myanmar’s junta-era constitution

US Secretary of State John Kerry leaves the stage after a group picture with foreign ministers and representatives from China, Iran, Britain, Germany, France, and the European Union at the Vienna International Center in Vienna, Austria July 14, 2015. Iran and six major world powers reached a nuclear deal on Tuesday, capping more than a decade of on-off negotiations with an agreement that could potentially transform the Middle East, and which Israel called an "historic surrender".

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US Secretary of State John Kerry leaves the stage after a group picture with foreign ministers and representatives from China, Iran, Britain, Germany, France, and the European Union at the Vienna International Center in Vienna, Austria on Tuesday

Race goers walk from the train station as they arrive for the third day of the Royal Ascot horse racing meet at Ascot, England, Thursday, June 18, 2015. The third day of Royal Ascot is traditional known as Ladies day, where fashion and hats come to the fore

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Race goers walk from the train station as they arrive for the third day of the Royal Ascot horse racing meet at Ascot, England on Thursday. The third day of Royal Ascot is traditional known as Ladies day, where fashion and hats come to the fore

Children and honour guards watch a performance during the so-called parade of children's troops in Rostov-on-Don, southern Russia, on Thursday

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Children and honour guards watch a performance during the so-called parade of children’s troops in Rostov-on-Don, southern Russia, on Thursday

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) supporters dance to celebrate the news of early election result trends outside their party headquarters in Jammu, India, Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014. India's ruling Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janta Party is poised to emerge as an important political player in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir, as votes in local elections are being counted.

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Bharatiya Janata party supporters celebrate the news of early election result trends outside their party headquarters in Jammu, India

Well-wishers wave Japanese flags to celebrate Japan's Emperor Akihito's 81st birthday at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo, Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014. Emperor Akihito said he  ardently  hoped Japan will strive hard as a peaceful country, as he celebrated his 81th birthday Tuesday ahead of the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II next year.

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Well-wishers outside the Imperial Palace in Tokyo wave Japanese flags to celebrate Emperor Akihito’s 81st birthday

Part of the crowd holding Kenyan flags cheer as Kenyan President arrives at the Nyayo National Stadium Nairobi, Kenya Friday, Dec. 12, 2014, during the 51st Madaraka Day or Independence from British Rule celebrations.

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Part of the crowd holding Kenyan flags cheer as Kenyan President arrives at the Nyayo National Stadium Nairobi, Kenya on Friday, during the 51st Madaraka Day or Independence from British Rule celebrations

People of pro-government groups, with Russian flags, dance marching through downtown Moscow to mark People s Unity Day, a public holiday, in Russia, on Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014.

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People of pro-government groups, with Russian flags, dance marching through downtown Moscow to mark People’s Unity Day, a public holiday, in Russia, on Tuesday

People stand on a balcony decorated with Catalonia flags in Barcelona, Spain, Thursday, Sept 11, 2014. A week before Scotland votes on whether to break away from the United Kingdom, separatists in northeastern Spain were trying to convince hundreds of thousands to protest across Catalonia to demand a secession sentiment vote that the central government in Madrid insists would be illegal.

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People stand on a balcony decorated with Catalonia flags in Barcelona, Spain. A week before Scotland votes on whether to break away from the United Kingdom, separatists in northeastern Spain were trying to convince hundreds of thousands to protest across Catalonia to demand a secession sentiment vote

A woman (C) walks amongst US national flags erected by students and staff from Pepperdine University to honor the victims of the September 11, 2001 attacks in Malibu, California on September 9, 2014. The students placed some 3,000 flags in the ground in tribute to the nearly 3,000 victims lost in the attacks almost 13 years ago. AFP PHOTO / Mark RALSTONMARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images

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A woman walks among some 3,000 US national flags erected by students and staff from Pepperdine University Malibu, to honor the victims of the September 11 2001 attacks

A Chinese woman adjusts the Chinese national flag near U.S. national flags before a Strategic Dialogue expanded meeting that's part of the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing, Thursday, July 10, 2014.

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The US and Chinese national flags are prepared ahead of a meeting that forms part of the US-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue at Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing on Thursday.

Rotary members and friends climb Sydney Harbour Bridge in an attempt to break the World Record for the most people on the bridge at one time and also the most flags on the bridge at one time in Sydney on Friday. Rotary broke the Guinness World Record for the number of people on the bridge with 340 beating the previous record of 316 organised by Oprah Winfrey in 2008. Also the record was broken for the number of different international flags flown with 219 flown beating the previous record of 143 to raise funds for Rotary's End Polio Now Campaign.

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Rotary members and friends climb Sydney Harbour bridge in an attempt to break the world record for the most people on the bridge at one time and the most flags on the bridge at one time