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Cuban flag to hang in State Dep’t lobby as embassies reopen

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Cuban flag will soon be hung in the lobby of the State Department, joining those of other nations with which the United States has diplomatic relations, the department said Friday.

State Department spokesman John Kirby says the flag will be hung early Monday morning before a ceremony to mark the re-opening of the Cuban embassy in Washington and the restoration of full diplomatic ties. The department’s lobby features the flags of more than 150 other countries placed in alphabetical order. Cuba falls between Croatia and Cyprus in that arrangement.

Later on Monday, Secretary of State John Kerry will meet at the department with Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodr

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