Although the current Afghanistan flag debuted relatively recently, this flag reflects the rich and complex history of Afghanistan. The Afghani flag changed several times during the Twentieth century, but the colors red, black, and green have been included on most styles. This flag closely resembles the one flown from 1930 to 1973. It was first flown over the presidential palace in Kabul on February 5, 2002 under interim leader Hamid Karzai and replaced the Taliban flag. The gold crest in the center of this flag is the traditional emblem of Afghanistan: a mosque with its mihrab facing Mecca.This flag is used by Afghanistan’s government and is displayed at the U.N. Headquarters in New York. This 12 in. x 18 in. flag is made from economy polyester in China and is mounted on a wooden stick.