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Iraqi flag on famed Iwo Jima image is a Facebook photo frame

November 10, 2017

The Marine Corps is celebrating its 242nd birthday, and Veterans Day is being observed.

To honor veterans, Facebook is featuring various “frames” that users can place around their profile pictures, including frames for veterans of the military branches.

Facebook features these frames for all sorts of occasions and events in a searchable frame gallery. Facebook doesn’t create these frames. Users can create their own frames and upload them for others to use.

Facebook is apparently featuring a frame, made by a user, for users’ profile pictures that is in the likeness of a famous photo from the Battle of Iwo Jima during World War II.

However, the frame took the likeness from a famous scene from Iwo Jima and rather than an American flag, it features an Iraqi flag and Iraqi colors.

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This is an up-close screenshot of the frame:

Facebook profile photo frame (Screenshot)

The U.S. Marine Corps landed on and captured the island of Iwo Jima from Japan in a major battle during World War II.

This is the original photo:

“Flag raising on Iwo Jima” (Joe Rosenthal, Associated Press, February 23, 1945; Marion Doss/Flickr)

The frame can still be found on the Facebook Profile Pic Frames page by searching “Iraq.”