DAILY PHOTO: Flag Runners, Wagah Crossing

Taken in April of 2016 at the Wagah border crossing

Taken in April of 2016 at the Wagah border crossing

Taken at the Wagah (Attari) Border Crossing Retreat Ceremony. Kids running with the Indian flag toward the border with Pakistan. These were some of the more skilled flag wavers, which–oddly enough–meant they did less “waving” of the flag. Those who waved the flag tended to wrap it around the pole. These kids had technique, just hold on tight and run like the dickens.

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DAILY PHOTO / FUN FACT: Malaysia’s Flag

Taken December 21, 2013 in Kuala Lumpur.

Taken December 21, 2013 in Kuala Lumpur.

The Malaysian and U.S. flags have a common ancestor in the East India Company (specifically the British EIC) flag which flew from 1707 to 1801. Hence, their similar design scheme. The Malaysian flag has one more bar, but started off with two fewer than the US flag. (On the US flag the 13 bars represent the original colonies, but in the Malaysian flag they represent the number of states–which has grown.)