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Showing the flag to honor the U.N.

"And what have Kings that privates have not too, save ceremony?" asked Shakespeare. Well, for starters, stretch limousines. All week long, shiny automotive chariots plied the broad avenues of Manhattan, bottling up traffic and leaving crowds of normally blaséNew Yorkers gawking. Hidden behind the limos' smoked-glass windows were leaders of 68 nations, convened to celebrate the 40th birthday of the United Nations.

The visiting dignitaries did step out from time to time. Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega Saavedra, shod in Adidas, alighted from his silver sedan to jog in Central Park. He also stopped at Cohen's Fashion Optical to buy, using a...

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