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Kyrgyzstan has decided that it's time to make changes to its flag

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep. Kyrgyzstan has decided it's time for a change to its flag. Parliament voted on Wednesday to give the sun at the flag's center straighter rays. The change comes after critics said the sun's rays made it look more like a sunflower, which in Kyrgyz culture symbolizes fickleness and servility. Critics fear the design could hurt Kyrgyzstan's credibility. Good thing they straightened that out. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

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