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All this applies equally to lighting regular Shabbos candles. Common practice in America today is to calculate all z'manim based on a sunrise-to-sunset day, except for Sof zman krias sh'ma, so P'lag will always be before sunset. This is true even for those that will e.g. pray Mincha until 72 minutes after sunset. Historically there were places in Europe ...
Mekadesh Yisrael 252 discusses this and says that even though in such a situation one will light prior to Plag, there is no choice here and that is what must be done.
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