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EAST TIMOR FLAGS AND BUNTING

This flag (with the star positioned upright)was first hoisted when East Timorproclaimed independence on 28 November1975, and was banned by the Indonesianoccupation that started nine days later. Redsymbolizes the blood shed in the longstruggle for independence. The blacktriangle represents colonial oppression, theyellow border stands for a spear of freedom.The white star is a symbol of hope.