The Palestinian flag was raised next to Unesco's.
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Reactions to Palestinian flag at Unesco

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has raised the Palestinian flag above a UN agency for the first time.

Mr Abbas said he hoped Unesco's admission of Palestine was the beginning of international recognition.

The Palestinians were admitted into the UN's cultural, education and science organisation in October, despite strong opposition from the US and Israel.

  • 13 Dec 2011
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