This Sight Hasn't Been Seen in 54 Years
The US flag flies again over the newly opened US embassy in Havana
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Aug 14, 2015 10:27 AM CDT
U.S. Marines raise the U.S. flag.   (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais,Pool)
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(Newser) – The Stars and Stripes rose today over the newly opened US embassy in Havana for the first time in 54 years, marking a symbolically charged victory lap for the Obama administration's new policy of engagement with Cuba. It's "a day for pushing aside old barriers and exploring new possibilities," said John Kerry at the ceremony. Hundreds of Cubans gathered outside the embassy for what they universally called a historic day, and Cuban TV carried the event live. (Read how a secret pregnancy nearly threw a wrench into US-Cuba talks.)

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