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POSTED: Saturday, February 22, 2014 - 4:00pm

UPDATED: Saturday, February 22, 2014 - 4:09pm

Georgia officials approve a new specialty license plate featuring a confederate battle flag. The approval has infuriated civil rights advocates. Paul Crowley reports.

(WXIA) A license plate available for Georgians with the Confederate battle flag in the background is drawing some complaints from civil rights leaders.

The design from the Sons of Confederate Veterans features the group's logo prominently up front as the Confederate battle flag covers the background.

It also has the words "Sons of Confederate Veterans" where the county name is usually placed on the plates.

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