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In this July 22, 2013 picture, volunteers line up stripes that, when hand-stitched together, will be part of a replica of the star-spangled banner in Baltimore. It was 200 years ago this summer that a Baltimore flag-maker stitched the flag that inspired America’s national anthem. Now, hundreds of people are helping to recreate the star-spangled banner. The project began July 4 in Baltimore, and it is expected to take volunteers six weeks to hand sew the estimated 150,000 stitches in the famous flag. When finished, it will be about a quarter of the size of a basketball court.

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New Star-Spangled Banner takes shape in Md.

Seamstress and helpers took over local brewery to sew BALTIMORE — Two hundred years ago this summer, a Baltimore flag-maker stitched the flag that inspired America’s national anthem. Now, hundreds of people are helping to recreate the star-spangled banner.

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