Palestinian flag raised at the United Nations headquarters

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Members of the United Nations Honour Guard raise the flag of the State of Palestine for the first time at UN Headquarters in New York. UN Photo/Mark Garten

The Palestinian flag was raised for the first time at UN headquarters on Wednesday, a symbol of Palestinian determination to live in a fully-independent state.

The UN Secretary General said that it also affirmed the "longstanding commitment" of the United Nations to support their aspirations.

The flag-raising was approved by the UN General Assembly earlier this month, despite the opposition of some countries.

Matthew Wells reports.

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