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Red Lion with Sun

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Red Lion with Sun

From 1924 to 1980, Iran used a Red Lion with Sun symbol for its national society, the Red Lion and Sun Society, based on the flag and emblem of the Qajar Dynasty.

The Red Lion with Sun was formally recognized as a protection symbol in 1929, together with the Red Crescent. Despite the country's shift to the Red Crescent in 1980, Iran explicitly maintains the right to use the symbol. Therefore, it is still recognized by the Geneva Convention as a protection symbol with equal status to the Red Cross, Red Crescent and Red Crystal.

Graphical characteristics:
Asymmetric, Closed shape, Monochrome, Contains both straight and curved lines, Has no crossing lines.

Category: Medical Symbols.

Red Lion with Sun is part of the Red Cross group.

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