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    visiting dignitaries

    She went on to explain that if the National Anthem is sung anywhere in the world, one stands respectfully and visiting dignitaries are not expected to sing the anthem but they are only expected to pay their respects.

    Please explain the highlighted parts.

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    Re: visiting dignitaries

    It's hard to say without the context.

    Here's the definition of dignitaries:

    "Dignitaries are people who are considered to be important because they have a high rank in government or in the Church."

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    Re: visiting dignitaries

    The important guests/participants at a public event


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