Confusing Signs

Hindus are protesting Germany's move to forbid the swastika in the European Union--a ban that already exists in some countries because of the symbol's link to Nazism, right. But the hooked cross has also been a Hindu sign of peace, above, for 5,000 years. Symbols often have multiple sides.

Red Crystal On Jan. 14, the Red Cross adopted its third emblem after years of criticism that the organization's other symbols--the cross and the crescent--were too religious

V Peace Sign Peace may be a universal concept, but its symbol is ambiguous. In Britain, making the sign with your palm facing out means...

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