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Miley Cyrus facing probe over controversial flag dance

Pop star Miley Cyrus is facing an investigation by Mexican officials after she was caught on camera dancing provocatively with the country's flag.

The Wrecking Ball hitmaker performed in Monterrey on Tuesday night (16Sep14) and video footage shows the singer cavorting on stage wearing a large prosthetic butt and being whipped with a Mexican flag by her dancers.

The show took place on Mexico's Independence Day, and officials in the state of Nuevo Leon are now looking into whether she broke the country's laws on protecting the national flag.

If she is found to have breached the rules, Cyrus could face a fine of around $1,200 or be detained for 36 hours, according to Reuters.

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