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العربية: علم العراق 1959-1963 تحت عبد الكريم قاسم
עברית: הדגל של עיראק בימי עבד אל-כרים קאסם
English: Flag of Iraq under the Qassem regime, 1959-1963.

This has a Kurdish-Arab peace sun in the shape of an eight-pointed star (sometimes likened to the ancient "Star of Ishtar" symbol). The flag uses the four Pan-Arab colors (in addition to yellow), but was intended to move away from explicit Pan-Arab or Nasserite symbolism.

Qasim promoted an "Iraq first" identity, emphasizing the country's historical status as the cradle of great pre-Arab civilizations. He deliberately added the Akkadian eight-point star of Ishtar to the national flag, and likewise incorporated the insignia of the sun god Shamash in Iraq's national emblem. --

According to [1] and [2], Iraqi Kurds prefer this flag to the 1963-2007 forms of the Iraqi national flag (with their Pan-Arab and Ba`thist associations).

For the corresponding state emblem (coat of arms) see Image:Iraq state emblem CoA 1959-1965 Qassem.svg . For a flag map, see File:Iraq-flag-map 1959-1963.svg .

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This work was first published in Iraq and is now in the public domain because its copyright protection has expired by virtue of the Law No. 3 of 1971 on Copyright, amended 2004 by Order No. 83, Amendment to the Copyright Law (details). The work meets one of the following criteria:

  • It is an anonymous work or pseudonymous work and 50 years have passed since the year of its publication
  • It is a work where the copyright holder is a legal entity or a work of applied art and 50 years have passed since the year of its publication
  • It is a photographic or cinematic work that is not compositive (artistic in nature) first published before 1 January 1999
  • It is work published in Iraq before 1 January 1954, and the author died before 1 January 1979
  • It is another kind of work, and 50 years have passed since the year of death of the author (or last-surviving author)
  • It is one of "collections of official documents, such as texts of international laws, regulations and agreements, judicial judgements and various official documents."
  • It is the work of a body corporate, public or private, published by January 1st, 1980 (Article 20, 1971 law).

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Iraq has enacted Law No. 3 of 1971 on Copyright (Arabic) which came into force on 21 January 1971. Iraq has enacted Regulation No. 10 of 1985 on the National Committee for the Protection of Copyright (Arabic) which came into force on 2 September 1985. Iraq has enacted Order No. 83, Amendment to the Copyright Law (Arabic) (Unofficial English (WIPO) translation) which came into force on 1 May 2004.
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current03:14, 13 April 2013Thumbnail for version as of 03:14, 13 April 2013900 × 450 (551 bytes)AnonMoosdecreasing code
00:46, 13 April 2013Thumbnail for version as of 00:46, 13 April 2013900 × 450 (2 KB)Raymond1922AStar is now a path.
09:04, 27 February 2012Thumbnail for version as of 09:04, 27 February 2012900 × 450 (981 bytes)Alkaricode cleanup
17:44, 17 September 2011Thumbnail for version as of 17:44, 17 September 2011512 × 256 (2 KB)R-41~commonswikiCorrected colours as in a previous upload, but with reduced size.
22:35, 23 August 2011Thumbnail for version as of 22:35, 23 August 2011798 × 399 (804 bytes)AnonMoosnew green had too much blue, filesize was bloated by 400%
19:56, 13 August 2011Thumbnail for version as of 19:56, 13 August 2011800 × 400 (4 KB)R-41~commonswikiRedid flag, the Arab colour scheme part of the flag has been redone. The Kurdish yellow sun remains the same.
01:27, 31 January 2011Thumbnail for version as of 01:27, 31 January 2011798 × 399 (992 bytes)AnonMoosde-bloating code, slightly de-oranging sun
00:06, 31 January 2011Thumbnail for version as of 00:06, 31 January 2011798 × 399 (4 KB)Fry1989colours a tad
14:09, 10 June 2006Thumbnail for version as of 14:09, 10 June 2006798 × 399 (1 KB)AnonMoosadding title tags now bug 4388 fixed
19:17, 25 April 2006Thumbnail for version as of 19:17, 25 April 2006798 × 399 (1 KB)AnonMoosexact version with vertically and horizontally aligned star points
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