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Giant European flag unveiled at Romanian parliament

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A man stretches a giant flag of the European Union in front of Romania's parliament building in Bucharest on May 9, 2013.

A private TV station installed the flag, weighing over 1,750 pounds and measuring 459 feet by 328 feet, to mark Europe Day. The stars were sewn on by hand after the giant flag was laid out at an aerodrome near Bucharest.  

Romania joined the EU as part of its most recent expansion in 2007.

-- Agence France-Presse