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Randy Jarosz | For the North Journal - Sakeena Badrane, 10, of Franklin Park (right) and Malaikah Kazi, 10, of Gibsonia participate in a flag procession and ceremony during the North Hills International Day of Peace Festival on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013, at North Park. The International Day of Peace is Sept. 21. Organizers of the local event have it on a Sunday to attract more people. Pittsburgh North People for Peace and the North Hills Anti-Racism Coalition sponsor the annual event, with support from other groups.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Randy Jarosz | For the North Journal</em></div>Sakeena Badrane, 10, of Franklin Park (right) and Malaikah Kazi, 10, of Gibsonia participate in a flag procession and ceremony during the North Hills International Day of Peace Festival on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013, at North Park. The International Day of Peace is Sept. 21. Organizers of the local event have it on a Sunday to attract more people. Pittsburgh North People for Peace and the North Hills Anti-Racism Coalition sponsor the annual event, with support from other groups.
Randy Jarosz | For the North Journal - Kazim Reza of McCandless participates in a flag procession and ceremony during the North Hills International Day of Peace Festival on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013, at North Park. The International Day of Peace is Sept. 21. Organizers of the local event have it on a Sunday to attract more people. Pittsburgh North People for Peace and the North Hills Anti-Racism Coalition sponsor the annual event, with support from other groups.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Randy Jarosz | For the North Journal</em></div>Kazim Reza of McCandless participates in a flag procession and ceremony during the North Hills International Day of Peace Festival on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013, at North Park. The International Day of Peace is Sept. 21. Organizers of the local event have it on a Sunday to attract more people. Pittsburgh North People for Peace and the North Hills Anti-Racism Coalition sponsor the annual event, with support from other groups.
Randy Jarosz | For the North Journal - Margo Sayre, 5, of Pittsburgh leads the way for a flag procession during the North Hills International Day of Peace Festival on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013, at North Park. The International Day of Peace is Sept. 21. Organizers of the local event have it on a Sunday to attract more people. Pittsburgh North People for Peace and the North Hills Anti-Racism Coalition sponsor the annual event, with support from other groups.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Randy Jarosz | For the North Journal</em></div>Margo Sayre, 5, of Pittsburgh leads the way for a flag procession during the North Hills International Day of Peace Festival on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013, at North Park. The International Day of Peace is Sept. 21. Organizers of the local event have it on a Sunday to attract more people. Pittsburgh North People for Peace and the North Hills Anti-Racism Coalition sponsor the annual event, with support from other groups.
Randy Jarosz | For the North Journal - Theresa Orlando of Shaler (left) holds a microphone as Sevde Yasar of Cranberry wishes for peace in the countries represented by the flags she is holding recites the names of the flags she is holding during the North Hills International Day of Peace Festival on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013, at North Park. The International Day of Peace is Sept. 21. Organizers of the local event have it on a Sunday to attract more people. Pittsburgh North People for Peace and the North Hills Anti-Racism Coalition sponsor the annual event, with support from other groups.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Randy Jarosz | For the North Journal</em></div>Theresa Orlando of Shaler (left) holds a microphone as Sevde Yasar of Cranberry wishes for peace in the countries represented by the flags she is holding recites the names of the flags she is holding during  the North Hills International Day of Peace Festival on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013, at North Park. The International Day of Peace is Sept. 21. Organizers of the local event have it on a Sunday to attract more people. Pittsburgh North People for Peace and the North Hills Anti-Racism Coalition sponsor the annual event, with support from other groups.
Randy Jarosz | For the North Journal - Alaina Wincko, 21 months, of Richland Township carries the flag of Swaziland during the North Hills International Day of Peace Festival on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013, at North Park. The International Day of Peace is Sept. 21. Organizers of the local event have it on a Sunday to attract more people. Pittsburgh North People for Peace and the North Hills Anti-Racism Coalition sponsor the annual event, with support from other groups.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Randy Jarosz | For the North Journal</em></div>Alaina Wincko, 21 months, of Richland Township carries the flag of Swaziland during the North Hills International Day of Peace Festival on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013, at North Park. The International Day of Peace is Sept. 21. Organizers of the local event have it on a Sunday to attract more people. Pittsburgh North People for Peace and the North Hills Anti-Racism Coalition sponsor the annual event, with support from other groups.

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The North Hills International Day of Peace Festival was Sept. 22 at North Park.

The International Day of Peace is Sept. 21. Organizers of the local event have it on a Sunday to attract more people.

Pittsburgh North People for Peace and the North Hills Anti-Racism Coalition sponsor the annual event, with support from other groups.

The event included a procession and ceremony with flags from almost 200 countries, a culture walk, a gathering-of-hands ceremony, ethnic entertainment and foods from different countries.

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