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Afghanistan 1926 or 1928 - June or September 1928

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[Afghanistan 1926 or 1928 - June or September 1928] image by Peter Laursen and Željko Heimer

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According to Baert 2001, in 1926 Amanullah was proclaimed King and changed the national flag by modernizing the arms. The mosque was retained in the middle of the black flag but a wreath made of two branches of laurel and oak replaced the Ottoman-like rays. The branches were tied with a ribbon placed below the mosque. The image in Baert 2001 is similar to the one above. However the dates are different, Baert 2001 gives 1926-1928 whereas we give 1928-September 1928.

In June 1928, Aminullah came back from a trip to Europe, decided to speed up his reforms and prescribed a new flag design.

Ivan Sache, 12 April 2002