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The Cuban national flag is seen raised over their new embassy in Washington, July 20, 2015. The Cuban flag was raised over Havana’s embassy in Washington on Monday for the first time in 54 years as the United States and Cuba formally restored relations, opening a new chapter of engagement between the former Cold War foes.   REUTERS/Andrew Harnik/Pool

The Cuban national flag is seen raised over their new embassy in Washington, July 20, 2015. The Cuban flag was raised over Havana’s embassy in Washington on Monday for the first time in 54 years as the United States and Cuba formally restored...more

The Cuban national flag is seen raised over their new embassy in Washington, July 20, 2015. The Cuban flag was raised over Havana’s embassy in Washington on Monday for the first time in 54 years as the United States and Cuba formally restored relations, opening a new chapter of engagement between the former Cold War foes. REUTERS/Andrew Harnik/Pool
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A man hold a banner in front of the U.S. Interests Section in Havana July 20, 2015.   REUTERS/Stringer

A man hold a banner in front of the U.S. Interests Section in Havana July 20, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer

A man hold a banner in front of the U.S. Interests Section in Havana July 20, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer
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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (R) reaches out to shake hands with Cuba's Foreign Minister Bruno Eduardo Rodriguez Parilla (L) at the State Department in Washington July 20, 2015. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (R) reaches out to shake hands with Cuba's Foreign Minister Bruno Eduardo Rodriguez Parilla (L) at the State Department in Washington July 20, 2015. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (R) reaches out to shake hands with Cuba's Foreign Minister Bruno Eduardo Rodriguez Parilla (L) at the State Department in Washington July 20, 2015. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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The Cuban national flag is seen raised over their new embassy in Washington July 20, 2015.  REUTERS/Carlos Barria

The Cuban national flag is seen raised over their new embassy in Washington July 20, 2015. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

The Cuban national flag is seen raised over their new embassy in Washington July 20, 2015. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
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People gather outside the Cuban embassy after the Cuban flag was raised in a ceremony in Washington July 20, 2015. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

People gather outside the Cuban embassy after the Cuban flag was raised in a ceremony in Washington July 20, 2015. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

People gather outside the Cuban embassy after the Cuban flag was raised in a ceremony in Washington July 20, 2015. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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People carry the Cuban flag outside the Cuban Embassy before it reopened with an official ceremony in Washington July 20, 2015. REUTERS/Gary Cameron

People carry the Cuban flag outside the Cuban Embassy before it reopened with an official ceremony in Washington July 20, 2015. REUTERS/Gary Cameron

People carry the Cuban flag outside the Cuban Embassy before it reopened with an official ceremony in Washington July 20, 2015. REUTERS/Gary Cameron
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The Cuban flag is carried out of the Cuban Embassy by an honor guard during an official ceremony in Washington July 20, 2015. The Cuban flag was raised over Havana’s embassy in Washington on Monday for the first time in 54 years as the United States and Cuba formally restored relations, opening a new chapter of engagement between the former Cold War foes. REUTERS/Gary Cameron

The Cuban flag is carried out of the Cuban Embassy by an honor guard during an official ceremony in Washington July 20, 2015. The Cuban flag was raised over Havana’s embassy in Washington on Monday for the first time in 54 years as the United States...more

The Cuban flag is carried out of the Cuban Embassy by an honor guard during an official ceremony in Washington July 20, 2015. The Cuban flag was raised over Havana’s embassy in Washington on Monday for the first time in 54 years as the United States and Cuba formally restored relations, opening a new chapter of engagement between the former Cold War foes. REUTERS/Gary Cameron
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