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by Mark Sensen
Flag adopted 31st October 1931
The 1963 Constitution describes the flag of 1931-1973 thus:
Article 4The entire constitution can be read at the Afghan Website.
The flag of Afghanistan is tricolor (black, red and green) all pieces joined together vertically from left to right in equal proportions; the breadth of each strip equalling half of its length, having in the middle the insignia of the mehrab (an arch in a mosque where the praying congregation stands, facing the Kaaba in Mecca) and the mender (a many tiered pulpit placed to the right of the mehrab in a mosque, from which addresses are delivered) in white, flanked by two flags and ensconced in two sheaves of wheat.
Devereaux Cannon, 8 December 2001
I wonder why the 1963 Constitutional description does not mention the date in Arabic numerals below the mihrab. This was supposed to have been removed only in