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World's biggest flag is a bit unruly

Vadim Ghirda | Associated Press
Romanians struggle to control a huge national flag during a gust of wind on the Clinceni Airfield, south of Bucharest, Romania, on Monday. Romania entered the Guinness Book of records after it unveiled the largest flag ever made. It took about 200 people several hours Monday to unfurl the five-ton flag of Romania, which organizers said measured 349.4 meters by 226.9 meters, about three times the size of a football pitch.

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