3-Striped Flag

A contemporary figure created by origami expert Jun Maekawa of Japan. The national flags of seventeen countries have three horizontal stripes: Armenia, Austria, Bolivia, Bulgaria, Columbia, Estonia, Gabon, The Gambia, Germany, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Russian Federation, Sierra Leone, and Yemen.

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Step 7 - R2 and R3, passing through the L1-R5 loop from above, trap double 5f (R3 on the far side, R2 on the near side); R3, with the help of R2, hooks up double 5f and returns through the L1-R5 loop.

R5 releases its loops, then R5 removes the double R3 loop from below; extend.