A confederate flag is seen at a tombstone on the cemetery at Beauvoir House, Jefferson Davis' historic home, in Biloxi, Miss., Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012. Commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War can be an angst-filled task in Mississippi, with its long history of racial strife and a state flag that still bears the Confederate battle emblem. Well-intentioned Mississippians who work for racial reconciliation say slavery was morally indefensible. Still, some speak in hushed tones as they confess a certain admiration for the valor of Confederate troops who fought for what was, to them, the hallowed ground of home and country. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
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