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Afghanistan: Still Occupied by US Troops on "Independence Day"
by Bay Area Report
Sunday Aug 21st, 2016 11:13 PM
Afghans’ views are divided with regards to their thoughts and feelings towards Independence Day. Some feel that Afghanistan is not an independent state since it’s still under occupation; foreign troops are present in the country. Today some Bay Area residents of Afghan descent said that the tradition of displaying the flag on Independence Day represents cultural pride, political feelings aside.
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Independence Day in Afghanistan is celebrated in August to commemorate the country's independence from Britain in 1919. A participant at a celebration in Palo Alto, California on Saturday, August 21 said, “It is a day when Afghans celebrate their emancipation”.

Afghans’ views are divided with regards to their thoughts and feelings towards Independence Day. Some feel that Afghanistan is not an independent state since it’s still under occupation; foreign troops are present in the country. Today some Bay Area residents of Afghan descent said that the tradition of displaying the flag on Independence Day represents cultural pride, political feelings aside.

On this day in Palo Alto’s downtown Lytton Plaza, many wore clothes with the flag’s theme colors, of black, red and green or draped the country’s flag around them as they danced.
§A little boy dances in the middle
by R. Robertson Sunday Aug 21st, 2016 11:13 PM
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by R. Robertson Sunday Aug 21st, 2016 11:13 PM
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§variety of footwear
by R. Robertson Sunday Aug 21st, 2016 11:13 PM
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§dancing with flags
by R. Robertson Sunday Aug 21st, 2016 11:13 PM
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