Rhythm of the island returns to Cuban Embassy — and DC does the conga


They raised the flag over the Cuban embassy Monday — 54 years after it last flew in DC. For many of those who came out, the renewal of diplomatic ties between the U.S. and Cuba was a reason to celebrate. People were dancing in front of the Cuban Embassy on 16th Street into the evening.

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