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Former Official German Flag to Embellish Brothel

A German flag that once flew atop the Reichstag building in Berlin and was auctioned on the website of the German Customs Administration has been bought by a bordello-owner in the state of Saxony-Anhalt. The giant black, red and gold flag, which fetched a price of €3,350, will now adorn a brothel in Halle on "special occasions" according to the bordello owner. He will now receive a certificate of authenticity and proceeds from the sale will go to the the lower house of parliament, the Bundestag. Flags on top of the Reichstag are changed every three months depending on their condition. The auctioned German tricolor was described as "showing signs of wear and tear like frayed edges and stains."

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