December 22, 2008
Nick Powell, NSF
The ceremonial pole at Amundsen-Scott South Pole station is surrounded by the flags of the original signatory nations of the Antarctic Treaty: Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Chile, the French Republic, Japan, New Zealand, Norway, the Union of South Africa, The Union of Societ Socialist Republics, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and the United States of America.
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