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US imports $3.6 million in American flags from China

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The Stars and Stripes fly proudly on this 4th of July.

But they had quite a journey to get up on our flagpoles as most U.S. flags come from China.

The U.S. Census Bureau says we imported $3.8 million in American flags in 2012.

Most of them, some $3.6 million worth, came from China.

We also paid China $218 million for fireworks in 2012, which made up the majority of fireworks imports to the U.S.

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