For the first time in more than half a century, the Cuban flag is flying in Washington, D.C.
On Monday, the United States and Cuba formally reestablished diplomatic ties after 56 years.
Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez, visiting the capital for the very first time, hoisted his nation's flag over Cuba's newly reopened embassy.
Outside the gates, hundreds of onlookers took in the historic occasion. Protesters loudly criticized what they say are human-rights violations by Cuba, while supporters hailed the day as a long-overdue victory.
Secretary of State John Kerry will raise the American flag over the U.S. embassy in Havana in August.
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Emily DeRuy is a former staff writer at The Atlantic, where she covered education.