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What was the meaning of this Salute?

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Post 07 Oct 2010, 15:27
I've been wondering, could anyone tell me the meaning of this salute? I've seen it on several posters for Young Pioneers, and throughout many socialist countries, and have never really understood it's meaning. Can anyone tell me what it was meant to represent or anything?

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Post 01 Nov 2010, 12:09
This is just a salute, used by several political movements an armies of Socialist nations.
In the People's Republic of China, this is the pose people often take when singing the national anthem.
I think it's simply a Socialist version of the military salute.
Post 04 Nov 2010, 18:05
It's the salute of the pioneers.
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