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Peru: Fly The Flag, Or Pay A Fine
Under a 1939 national law, Peruvian homes, businesses and institutions are required to fly the red-and-white standard from July 27 through July 30 to honor Independence Day, which falls on July 28.  
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In this July 25, 2013 photo, Clara Rojas, 68, poses for the picture with the Peruvian flag on the roof of her home in Lima, Peru. Under a 1939 law, Peruvian homes, businesses and institutions are required to fly the red-and-white standard from July 27-30 to mark Independence Day, which falls on July 28.(AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

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In this Aug. 4, 2013 photo, a Peruvian flag flies from the roof of an office in Lima, Peru. Some municipalities require that the flag be flow for the entire month of July, or even longer. Enforcement varies from municipality to municipality. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

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In this July 26, 2013 photo, a Peruvian flag flies above a home on the outskirts of Lima, Peru. Anyone traveling through Peru during July is bound to consider it among the world's most patriotic nations. Until, that is, they find out why the national flag is flying virtually everywhere. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

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In this July 28, 2013 photo, a Peruvian flag hangs from the bars of a home in Lima, Peru. Fines for not flying the flag in July begin at about $20 and can run as high as $380, according to a 2011 study by the Peruvian Institute of Municipal Administration. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

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In this July 24, 2013 photo, a Peruvian flag hangs from from a shack's roof in the Villa Maria del Triunfo area of Lima, Peru. Anyone traveling through Peru during July is bound to consider it among the world's most patriotic nations. Until, that is, they find out why the national flag is flying virtually everywhere.(AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

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In this July 31, 2013 photo, a Peruvian flag waves at the entrance of a construction site for a new building in Lima, Peru.Fail to fly the flag and you can face a hefty fine.(AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

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In this July 31 2013 photo, a Peruvian flag stands inside Nuestra Señora de la Merced church in Lima, Peru. Under a 1939 law, Peruvian homes, businesses and institutions are required to fly the red-and-white standard from July 27-30 to mark Independence Day, which falls on July 28. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

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In this July 16, 2013 photo, an employee fixes a makeshift flag pole with a representation of Portugal's national flag attached, as representations of national flags from Peru and Spain flutter in the wind, before the start of a fiesta taurina, or a bullfighting event in Lachaqui, Peru. In the Peru of rugged mountains and unknown backwater corridas the Spanish tradition is as alive as ever, the bulls have no pedigree and getting gored is best avoided because hospitals are scarce. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)
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In this Aug. 1, 2013 photo, a Peruvian flag flies from the top of a shack on the outskirts of Lima, Peru. Anyone traveling through Peru during July is bound to consider it among the world's most patriotic nations. Until, that is, they find out why the national flag is flying virtually everywhere. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

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In this July 19, 2013 photo, Ignacio Vazquez Palacio ties a Peruvian flag on a pole at the entrance of his home in Lima, Peru. Some municipalities require that the flag be flown for the entire month of July, or even longer. Enforcement varies from municipality to municipality. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

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In this July 28, 2013 photo, a Peruvian flag hangs tangled at the entrance of a shop where police stand guard in Lima, Peru. Fail to fly the flag and you can face a hefty fine. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

Peru: Fly The Flag, Or Pay A Fine

Under a 1939 national law, Peruvian homes, businesses and institutions are required to fly the red-and-white standard from July 27 through July 30 to honor Independence Day, which falls on July 28.  

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