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This shot is of the hanging flag in the center Arch in the Arc de Triomphe. I happen to take this picture on Armistice Day, which is an historical holiday. I like the vivid colors of the flag and how it contrasts well with the faded coloring of the monument.

Armistice Day is the anniversary of the official end of World War I, November 11, 1918. It commemorates the armistice signed between the Allies and Germany at Compi銶ne, France, for the cessation of hostilities on the Western Front, which took effect at eleven o'clock in the morning the "eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month." While this official date to mark the end of the war reflects the ceasefire on the Western Front, hostilities continued in other regions, especially across the former Russian Empire and in parts of the old Ottoman Empire. - Wikipedia

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