What are the flags beside the US flag at Trump's inauguration (marked by an arrow in the picture below)?

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It's the Betsy Ross flag.

The first documented usage of this flag was in 1792. The flag features 13 stars to represent the original 13 colonies with the stars arranged in a circle.

It is the early version of the American flag. Check the below image for more info. Note on extreme left and extreme right doesn't seem to refer to flags.

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  • @user1 sorry its not clear the image , if you can show me a clearer version – Moudiz Jan 22 '17 at 11:02
  • @user1 check my edit – Moudiz Jan 22 '17 at 11:21
  • I see, but what about the flags( if are flags) beside these five flags? – user 1 Jan 22 '17 at 11:27
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    @user1 those are just banners. Decorations with a "stars and stripes" theme have been common at political events throughout US history. – phoog Jan 22 '17 at 17:09
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    @phoog See this – user11249 Jan 22 '17 at 20:09

The "Betsy Ross Flag" appeared in the 1770-1780's era as the first "confederate flag", that of the confederacy of states against Britain.

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