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A second flag was raised on Iwo Jima because the original flag was not very large. Lt Colonel Johnson wanted a flag large enough to be seen by the seamen on the ships around Iwo Jima. The photo of the flag raising on Iwo Jima was taken as the flags were exchanged.

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