Azerbaijan: World's highest flag hits a snag

Aaron in Azerbaijan [EN] posts photographs of the world's tallest flag pole newly erected in the center of Baku, the capital of the oil-rich republic. However, d'Effektiv blog [AZ] reflects on the fuss around the record-breaking construction unveiled two days ago ahead of an official visit by the Russian president and says that when the flag was at half-mast it was tragically torn and damaged by strong wind. Posting a video of the damaged flag, the blog then goes on to sarcastically note that a replacement flag apparently also met the same fate. Əqrəb [AZ] also has coverage including photos.

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