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A 165-meter-high flagpole hoisting Tajikistan's three-color flag, measuring 60 meters by 30 meters, in front of the newly built Palace of the Nation in downtown Dushanbe. The flagpole is considered to be the highest in the world, exceeding 162 meter high flagpole in Azerbaijan. Construction of the flagpole began on November 24, 2010, Tajikistan's National Flag Day. The flagpole has been designed and installed by Trident Support, Corporation (headquartered in San Diego, California) and construction of the flagpole was financed by the Tajik Aluminum Company (TALCO). The new flagpole erected in Dushanbe in May entered the Guinness Book of Records. Photo taken on 15th October 2011.