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A man waves the British flag in celebration as the Irish flag is burned on giant bonfires made from pallets and old tyres on a Loyalist estate, Belfast Northern Ireland. on July 11, 2008.The bonfires which are seen by the Protestant community as a celebration of loyalist culture in the province are lit on the eve of 12 July, which is the anniversary of the Battle of the Boyne at which the Protestant King William of Orange defeated the Catholic King James in 1690.