Viva la France! The national flag of France is a tricolour flag featuring three vertical bands coloured blue (hoist side), white, and red. It is known to English speakers as the French Tricolour or simply the Tricolour. A solid white flag was used during the Bourbon restoration from 1815 to 1830; the tricolour was brought back into use after the July Revolution and has been used ever since.
Italian soldiers in Vlorë, Albania during World War I. The tricolour flag of Italy bearing the Savoy royal shield is shown hanging alongside an Albanian flag from the balcony of the Italian prefecture headquarters.
A Russian serviceman aboard an armoured personnel carrier salutes next to the blue-white-red tricolour flag of Crimea, during the Victory Day parade in Moscow's Red Square May 9, 2014. Russia celebrates the 1945 victory over Nazi Germany during World War Two on May 9. REUTERS/Grigory Dukor
The Cedar of Lebanon (MS-BPO-APF) The green cedar tree has always been at the center of the Lebanese flag. In the 18th century, the Lebanese already used a white flag trimmed with a cedar tree. Following World War I and the break up with the Ottoman Empire, Lebanon was under French mandate and the cedar tree appeared on the white band of the tricolour flag. The present flag was adopted on independence in 1943.