Iran: 'Largest flag in Middle East' sways over Tehran

The largest flag in the Middle East, according to Iranian officials, was unveiled on Monday in Tehran «The dimensions of this flag are 44 by 24 metres, a square area of 1056 metres, and the tower height is of 147 metres and its altitude is of 1500 metres above sea level,» said Abbas Abad Cultural Centre Public Relations Manager Meysam Akhbari. The flag, which bears the words 'Oh, Hussayn,' was... Еще raised in Taleghani Park during a ceremony in presence of Tehran mayor Mohammad Ali Afshani and other officials. The flag, bearing the words 'Oh, Husayn' commemorates Husayn ibn Ali, the grandson of the Islamic prophet Muhammad, and will be hoisted iver the month of Muharram in the Islamic Hijri calendar.

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