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Cuban flag raised in Washington, DC,
« on: July 21, 2015, 12:39:46 AM »
The Cuban flag was raised in front of the newly designated Cuban embassy in Washington, D.C., on Monday, a symbolic gesture that ushers in a new era between the United States and Cuba and formally re-establishes diplomatic ties ruptured more than 54 years ago.

Just past the stroke of midnight, the two countries reached a milestone in the historic thaw that began with a breakthrough announcement by U.S. President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raúl Castro on Dec. 17.

Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez on Monday morning presided over the raising of the Cuban flag over the colonial revival mansion that will again serve as Havana’s embassy in Washington. He was greeted by cheers and protests, including one man who appeared covered in red paint, symbolizing blood, The Hill reported. He was arrested.