The early part of last week at the Pole was a little quiet, with just some troubleshooting stemming from a software crash. But then things picked up. It was the time of year when the flags around the ceremonial Pole are swapped out for fresh ones. These flags take quite a beating from the elements throughout the winter. The winterovers often take this opportunity to get in a group photo, as shown above. Afterwards, they hold a raffle to distribute the tattered flags to a few lucky winterovers, who often have a particular flag they hope to get. This year, Moreno won the US flag, but Celas was disappointed to not get the Norwegian flag. Oh well, his consolation prize was capturing some lovely outdoor sunrise photos, the ones below showing different views of the satellite domes. At the end of the week, they held their traditional sunrise celebratory meal, this year with a fancy brunch.