The flags of the 26 member nations of NATO are displayed in front of SHAPE in a specific order: host nation Belgium in the middle, the rest counterclockwise, alphabetically, in French. This means that France and the United States--la France et les États-Unis--are always right beside each other. Oh, the irony!
Incidentally, Rita and I have finally figured out how to post as our individual selves; so from now on, you should be able to tell which one of us is writing what. She's Polish pottery girl, below.