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When i press the button to take picture the flash blinks several before taking picture

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That is most likely a red-eye-removal feature. You can probably cycle thru different flash-modes. If your camera has a flash button (with a little lightning on) try pressing it to see the modes in the display. It could also be in the menu, depending on the brand and model name...
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When i press the button to take picture the flash blinks several before taking picture

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