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Owens International Flag Ceremony

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Pakistani student Razia Sultana laughs while she and another student raise her country's flag alongside students representing other nations from around the world.

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Fulbright Scholar Farzona Rahimova, of Tajikistan, center, delivers a short speech to a packed audience during the assembly preceding the International Flag Ceremony near the Center for Performing Arts at Owens Community College in Perrysburg Township.

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Maria Fernanda Jimenez, of Colombia, right, joined other international and domestic students in listening to local seventh and eighth grade student essay contest winners read their essays during the assembly preceding the International Flag Ceremony.

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Naa Johnson, an international student from Ghana, delivered a poetry reading.

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Madalyn Vesoulis, 12, a seventh grade student at West Side Montessori School in Toledo, reads her award winning essay from the International Essay Contest.

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Stanley Kaguima, an international student from Kenya, speaks to more than 100 assembled international and domestic students, faculty, staff and their families.

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Egyptian students Ahmed Mohammed, center, and Khaled Mohammed, right, unfold their country's flag Tuesday morning.

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Jordanian student Moawiah Daramirih, left, carries his country's flag to its flag pole.

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Indonesian students Evy Masayu, center, and Fibrianli Widyaningrum, right, laugh while raising their country's flag alongside students from other nations.

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Students browse the selection at Ten Thousand Villages, an organization repressing more than 130 artisan groups from 38 countries after the conclusion of the International Flag Ceremony.

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Zack Duane, of Bowling Green, center, set up the bulletin board representing the United States of America alongside boards created by international students.

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Flags from countries around the world join the United States of America's flag in flying after the ceremony.

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