Fijians get to design new flag as nation ditches Union Jack, seen as symbol of a colonial past

February 27, 2015 4:45 AM

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Fijians get to design new flag as nation ditches Union Jack, seen as symbol of a colonial past

FILE - In this Friday, March 18, 2005, file photo, rugby fans hold a Fiji national flag during the Rugby World Cup Sevens in Hong Kong. Fiji Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama announced Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, the Pacific island nation is launching a two-month competition to find the best design for a new flag. (AP Photo/Water Chan, File) (The Associated Press)

WELLINGTON, New Zealand – Fijians will get the opportunity to design a new flag as the country prepares to ditch Britain's Union Jack.

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