This undated handout image provided by the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History shows Clotilde Arias’ original music manuscript for “The Star-Spangled Banner” in Spanish, “El Pendón Estrellado” which was a faithful translation that could be sung as required by her contract with the U.S. Department of State. A little-known official translation of the U.S. national anthem to be sung in Spanish is now part of the Smithsonian Institution's collection. After World War II, musician and composer Clotilde Arias was commissioned by the U.S. State Department to write a translation that could be sung to the original "Star-Spangled Banner" tune. Curators say it was sent to U.S. embassies in Latin America. (AP Photo/Smithsonian's National Museum of American History)

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This undated handout image provided by the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History shows Clotilde Arias’ original music manuscript for “The Star-Spangled Banner” in Spanish, “El Pendón Estrellado” which was a faithful translation that could be sung as required by her contract with the U.S. Department of State. A little-known official translation of the U.S. national anthem to be sung in Spanish is now part of the Smithsonian Institution's collection. After World War II, musician and composer Clotilde Arias was commissioned by the U.S. State Department to write a translation that could be sung to the original "Star-Spangled Banner" tune. Curators say it was sent to U.S. embassies in Latin America.  (AP Photo/Smithsonian's National Museum of American History)
This undated handout image provided by the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History shows Clotilde Arias’ original music manuscript for “The Star-Spangled Banner” in Spanish, “El Pendón Estrellado” which was a faithful translation that could be sung as required by her contract with the U.S. Department of State. A little-known official translation of the U.S. national anthem to be sung in Spanish is now part of the Smithsonian Institution's collection. After World War II, musician and composer Clotilde Arias was commissioned by the U.S. State Department to write a translation that could be sung to the original "Star-Spangled Banner" tune. Curators say it was sent to U.S. embassies in Latin America. (AP Photo/Smithsonian's National Museum of American History)
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