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  Australia, Kuwait, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates


People - National Symbols


Australia   Kuwait   Qatar   UAE  
Blue with the flag of the UK in the upper hoist-side quadrant and a large seven-pointed star in the lower hoist-side quadrant known as the Commonwealth Star, representing the federation of the colonies of Australia in 1901; the star depicts one point for each of the six original states and one representing all of Australia's internal and external territories; the remaining half is a representation of the Southern Cross constellation in white with one small five-pointed star and four larger, seven-pointed stars.   Three equal horizontal bands of green (top), white, and red with a black trapezoid based on the hoist side; design, which dates to 1961, based on the Arab revolt flag of World War 1.   Maroon with a broad white serrated band (nine white points) on the hoist side.   Three equal horizontal bands of green (top), white, and black with a wider vertical red band on the hoist side.  
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Australians all let us rejoice,
For we are young and free;
We've golden soil and wealth for toil,
Our home is girt by sea;
Our land abounds in Nature's gifts
Of beauty rich and rare;
In history's page, let every stage
Advance Australia fair!
In joyful strains then let us sing,
"Advance Australia fair!"

Beneath our radiant southern Cross,
We'll toil with hearts and hands;
To make this Commonwealth of ours
Renowned of all the lands;
For those who've come across the seas
We've boundless plains to share;
With courage let us all combine
To advance Australia fair.
In joyful strains then let us sing
"Advance Australia fair!"


Kuwait, Kuwait, Kuwait,
My country,
In peace live, in dignity,
Your face bright,
Your face bright,
Your face bright with majesty,
Kuwait, Kuwait, Kuwait,
My country.

Oh cradle of ancestry,
Who put down its memory,
With everlasting symmetry,
Showing all eternity,
Those Arabs were Heavenly,
Kuwait, Kuwait, Kuwait,
My country.

Blessed be
My country,
A homeland for harmony,
Warded by true sentry,
Giving their souls aptly,
Building high its history,
Kuwait, Kuwait, Kuwait,
My country.

We're for you, My country,
Led by faith and loyalty,
With its Prince equally,
Fencing us all fairly,
With warm love and verity,
Kuwait, Kuwait, Kuwait,
My country,
In peace live, in dignity.

  Swearing by God who erected the sky
Swearing by God who spread the light
Qatar will always be free
Sublimed by the souls of the sincere
Proceed thou on the manners of the ascendants
And advance on Prophet's guidance
In my heart,
Qatar is an epic of glory and dignity
Qatar is land of the early men
Who protect us at time of distress,
Doves they can be at times of peace,
Warriors they are at times of sacrifice.
  Live my country, the unity of our Emirates lives
You have lived for a nation
Whose religion is Islam and guide is the Quran
I made you stronger in God's name oh homeland
My country, My country, My country, My country
God has protected you from the evils of the time
We have sworn to build and work
Work sincerely, work sincerely
As long as we live, we'll be sincere sincere
The safety has lasted and the flag has lived on.
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