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American Flag Raised Over U.S. Embassy In Havana, Cuba

Secretary of State John Kerry raises the American flag at a historic ceremony at the U.S. embassy in Havana, Cuba. It will be the first time the embassy has been open and the flag has flown in 54 years.

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American flag raised over U.S. Embassy in Cuba for the first time in 54 years

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.@JohnKerry: Thank you for joining us at this truly historic moment, as we raise our U.S. flag here in Havana

.@JohnKerry: We are gathered here today because our leaders made a decision to stop being the prisoners of history

Kerry on Cuban Missile Crisis: "Diplomatic ties were strained, then stretched thin, then severed."

.@JohnKerry: "After all, Cuba's future is for Cubans to shape..."

Kerry: "People of Cuba would be best served by a genuine democracy." (via @AP)

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