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The Maldives

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The Maldives is a group of atolls (islands) in the Indian Ocean, southwest of India. All of the Maldives' population is Muslim.
Flag of the Maldives

Flag of the Maldives

Photo: The World Factbook, 2009
The Maldives' flag has a red background which signifies the bravery and blood of the nation's heroes. In the middle is a large green rectangle, representing life and prosperity. There is a simple white crescent in the center, to signify the Islamic faith.

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