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  • Originally created in: 14/02/2005
  • Converted to SVG in: 03/08/2008
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  • Converted from EPS to SVG by: Oren neu dag
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current 22:52, 24 May 2014 Thumbnail for version as of 22:52, 24 May 20141,024 × 683 (93 KB)Illegitimate BarristerMaking width 1024px per WikiProject:Flags.
22:29, 9 November 2011 Thumbnail for version as of 22:29, 9 November 2011531 × 354 (93 KB)Fry1989fix
06:46, 10 April 2009 Thumbnail for version as of 06:46, 10 April 2009533 × 355 (127 KB)Yarnalgoplain SVG
12:33, 3 August 2008 Thumbnail for version as of 12:33, 3 August 2008533 × 355 (125 KB)Oren neu dag{{Information |Description=Flag of the city of w:San Francisco, California |Source= |Date=Originally created in: 14/02/2005<br> Converted to SVG in: 03/08/2008 |Author=Original Author:<br>

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