Flag-raising: Hundreds gather outside the Juneau Douglas City Museum Saturday morning to witness the 49-star flag-raising ceremony commemorating Alaska's 50th anniversary of statehood. Featured speakers included the Rev. Dr. Walter Soboleff, Sen. Dennis Egan, D-Juneau, and Juneau Assembly member Jeff Bush. Romer Derr reprised his 1959 role as the official bell ringer.Top: the 50-star flag is replaced with the 49-star flag, which was raised in the same location 50 years ago to the day. View hundreds more photos at www.<a href="http://spotted.juneauempire.com">spotted.juneauempire.com</a>.
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