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Albania marks independence with giant cake and quarrels

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Kosovo Albanian youth march under Albanian flags during celebrations for the 100th anniversary of Albania's independence in Pristina, Kosovo, Nov. 28, 2012.

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Albania's special army forces march during a parade to celebrate the country's 100th anniversary of independence in Tirana, Nov. 28.

Reuters reports — The foreign minister of neighboring Greece boycotted festivities on Wednesday marking 100 years of Albania's independence after its prime minister hailed a town over the border as "Albanian lands".

Ethnic Albanians from across the region meanwhile celebrated in the national colors of red and black with a 14 ton cake and bushy mustaches to honor the founding fathers.

Albanian Prime Minister Sali Berisha's remarks were in a text he sent to a museum on Tuesday evening to mark the 100th anniversary of Albanian independence from Ottoman rule and honor the founder of modern Albania, Ismail Qemali. Full story…

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A chef cuts cake measuring 5920 square feet on the main boulevard of Tirana, Albania, Nov. 28.

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Children eat cake measuring 5920 square feet prepared for the 100th anniversary of Albania's independence in Tirana, Albania, Nov. 28.

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Kosovo Albanians buys balloons in the main square decorated with Albanian flags in Pristina, Kosovo, Nov. 28.