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Africa's newest nation: South Sudan

<p>A man waves South Sudan's national flag as he attends the Independence Day celebrations in the capital Juba, July 9, 2011. Tens of thousands of South Sudanese danced and cheered as their new country formally declared its independence, a hard-won separation from the north that also plunged the fractured region into a new period of uncertainty. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya </p>

A man waves South Sudan's national flag as he attends the Independence Day celebrations in the capital Juba, July 9, 2011. Tens of thousands of South Sudanese danced and cheered as their new country formally declared its independence, a hard-won...more

A man waves South Sudan's national flag as he attends the Independence Day celebrations in the capital Juba, July 9, 2011. Tens of thousands of South Sudanese danced and cheered as their new country formally declared its independence, a hard-won separation from the north that also plunged the fractured region into a new period of uncertainty. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya

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<p>South Sudan's President Salva Kiir (R) welcomes Sudan's President Omar Hassan al-Bashir at Juba airport July 9, 2011. REUTERS/Benedicte Desrus </p>

South Sudan's President Salva Kiir (R) welcomes Sudan's President Omar Hassan al-Bashir at Juba airport July 9, 2011. REUTERS/Benedicte Desrus

South Sudan's President Salva Kiir (R) welcomes Sudan's President Omar Hassan al-Bashir at Juba airport July 9, 2011. REUTERS/Benedicte Desrus

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<p>South Sudan's Vice President Riek Machar (R) smiles with delegates after the United Nations General Assembly voted on South Sudan's membership to the United Nations at the U.N. headquarters in New York July 14, 2011.   REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton   </p>

South Sudan's Vice President Riek Machar (R) smiles with delegates after the United Nations General Assembly voted on South Sudan's membership to the United Nations at the U.N. headquarters in New York July 14, 2011. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton more

South Sudan's Vice President Riek Machar (R) smiles with delegates after the United Nations General Assembly voted on South Sudan's membership to the United Nations at the U.N. headquarters in New York July 14, 2011. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

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<p>A man attends the Independence Day celebrations in Juba July 9, 2011. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic </p>

A man attends the Independence Day celebrations in Juba July 9, 2011. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

A man attends the Independence Day celebrations in Juba July 9, 2011. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

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<p>A tribeswoman dances during the Independence Day celebrations in Juba July 9, 2011. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic</p>

A tribeswoman dances during the Independence Day celebrations in Juba July 9, 2011. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

A tribeswoman dances during the Independence Day celebrations in Juba July 9, 2011. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

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<p>United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon (R) congratulates South Sudan's Vice President Riek Machar Teny-Dhurgon after the United Nations Security Council unanimously recommended admitting the newly formed nation of South Sudan into the United Nations at U.N. headquarters in New York, July 13, 2011.   REUTERS/Mike Segar  </p>

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon (R) congratulates South Sudan's Vice President Riek Machar Teny-Dhurgon after the United Nations Security Council unanimously recommended admitting the newly formed nation of South Sudan into the United...more

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon (R) congratulates South Sudan's Vice President Riek Machar Teny-Dhurgon after the United Nations Security Council unanimously recommended admitting the newly formed nation of South Sudan into the United Nations at U.N. headquarters in New York, July 13, 2011. REUTERS/Mike Segar

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<p>Wounded Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) veterans march during Independence Day ceremony in Juba July 9, 2011.    REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic </p>

Wounded Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) veterans march during Independence Day ceremony in Juba July 9, 2011. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

Wounded Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) veterans march during Independence Day ceremony in Juba July 9, 2011. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

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<p>South Sudan's President Salva Kiir (L) and Sudan's President Omar Hassan al-Bashir wave to the crowd during the Independence Day ceremony in Juba July 9, 2011.  REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya </p>

South Sudan's President Salva Kiir (L) and Sudan's President Omar Hassan al-Bashir wave to the crowd during the Independence Day ceremony in Juba July 9, 2011. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya

South Sudan's President Salva Kiir (L) and Sudan's President Omar Hassan al-Bashir wave to the crowd during the Independence Day ceremony in Juba July 9, 2011. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya

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<p>A woman prays at the John Garang Mouselium before the Independence Day celebrations in South Sudan's capital Juba, July 9, 2011. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya </p>

A woman prays at the John Garang Mouselium before the Independence Day celebrations in South Sudan's capital Juba, July 9, 2011. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya

A woman prays at the John Garang Mouselium before the Independence Day celebrations in South Sudan's capital Juba, July 9, 2011. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya

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<p>A man, with his face painted in the colours of the South Sudan flag, attends the Independence Day ceremony in Juba July 9, 2011. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic </p>

A man, with his face painted in the colours of the South Sudan flag, attends the Independence Day ceremony in Juba July 9, 2011. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

A man, with his face painted in the colours of the South Sudan flag, attends the Independence Day ceremony in Juba July 9, 2011. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

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<p>Wounded Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) veterans march during Independence Day ceremony in Juba July 9, 2011.   REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic </p>

Wounded Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) veterans march during Independence Day ceremony in Juba July 9, 2011. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

Wounded Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) veterans march during Independence Day ceremony in Juba July 9, 2011. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

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<p>Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) soldiers stand in line during the Independence Day ceremony in Juba July 9, 2011. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic </p>

Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) soldiers stand in line during the Independence Day ceremony in Juba July 9, 2011. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) soldiers stand in line during the Independence Day ceremony in Juba July 9, 2011. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

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<p>A man plays a harp at the John Garang Mausoleum before the Independence Day celebrations in South Sudan's capital Juba, July 9, 2011. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya</p>

A man plays a harp at the John Garang Mausoleum before the Independence Day celebrations in South Sudan's capital Juba, July 9, 2011. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya

A man plays a harp at the John Garang Mausoleum before the Independence Day celebrations in South Sudan's capital Juba, July 9, 2011. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya

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<p>People take part in South Sudan's independence day celebrations near the countdown clock in Juba July 9, 2011. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya </p>

People take part in South Sudan's independence day celebrations near the countdown clock in Juba July 9, 2011. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya

People take part in South Sudan's independence day celebrations near the countdown clock in Juba July 9, 2011. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya

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<p>People ride on a motorcycle as they participate in South Sudan's independence day celebrations in Juba early July 9, 2011. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya </p>

People ride on a motorcycle as they participate in South Sudan's independence day celebrations in Juba early July 9, 2011. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya

People ride on a motorcycle as they participate in South Sudan's independence day celebrations in Juba early July 9, 2011. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya

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<p>Members of Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) celebrate during South Sudan's independence day celebrations along the streets of Juba July 9, 2011.  REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya </p>

Members of Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) celebrate during South Sudan's independence day celebrations along the streets of Juba July 9, 2011. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya

Members of Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) celebrate during South Sudan's independence day celebrations along the streets of Juba July 9, 2011. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya

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<p>People celebrate South Sudan's independence day in Juba July 9, 2011. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic </p>

People celebrate South Sudan's independence day in Juba July 9, 2011. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

People celebrate South Sudan's independence day in Juba July 9, 2011. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

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<p>A man works on a monument for John Garang during preparations for South Sudan's Independence Day celebrations in Juba July 8, 2011.  REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic </p>

A man works on a monument for John Garang during preparations for South Sudan's Independence Day celebrations in Juba July 8, 2011. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

A man works on a monument for John Garang during preparations for South Sudan's Independence Day celebrations in Juba July 8, 2011. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

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<p>A man holds up South Sudan's new flag as South Sudanese children rehearse their dance routine, to be performed at half time during South Sudan's national soccer team's match with Kenya as part of the independence day celebrations, in Juba July 7, 2011. REUTERS/Paul Banks/UNMIS/Handout </p>

A man holds up South Sudan's new flag as South Sudanese children rehearse their dance routine, to be performed at half time during South Sudan's national soccer team's match with Kenya as part of the independence day celebrations, in Juba July 7,...more

A man holds up South Sudan's new flag as South Sudanese children rehearse their dance routine, to be performed at half time during South Sudan's national soccer team's match with Kenya as part of the independence day celebrations, in Juba July 7, 2011. REUTERS/Paul Banks/UNMIS/Handout

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<p>A patient uses a wheelchair at the Physical Rehabilitation Reference Centre (PRRC) in Juba, South Sudan, July 7, 2011.  REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya </p>

A patient uses a wheelchair at the Physical Rehabilitation Reference Centre (PRRC) in Juba, South Sudan, July 7, 2011. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya

A patient uses a wheelchair at the Physical Rehabilitation Reference Centre (PRRC) in Juba, South Sudan, July 7, 2011. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya

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<p>A monkey runs before the beginning of a rehearsal of the Independence Day ceremony in Juba July 7, 2011.  REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic </p>

A monkey runs before the beginning of a rehearsal of the Independence Day ceremony in Juba July 7, 2011. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

A monkey runs before the beginning of a rehearsal of the Independence Day ceremony in Juba July 7, 2011. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

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<p>Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) soldiers march during a rehearsal of the Independence Day ceremony in Juba July 7, 2011. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic </p>

Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) soldiers march during a rehearsal of the Independence Day ceremony in Juba July 7, 2011. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) soldiers march during a rehearsal of the Independence Day ceremony in Juba July 7, 2011. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

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<p>Members of the Agar Lmarol group from Lake state in Rumbek perform a traditional celebration dance during preparations for the Independence Day ceremony in Juba, South Sudan, July 6, 2011.  REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya </p>

Members of the Agar Lmarol group from Lake state in Rumbek perform a traditional celebration dance during preparations for the Independence Day ceremony in Juba, South Sudan, July 6, 2011. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya

Members of the Agar Lmarol group from Lake state in Rumbek perform a traditional celebration dance during preparations for the Independence Day ceremony in Juba, South Sudan, July 6, 2011. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya

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<p>A girl sings the South Sudan national anthem during a rehearsal of the Independence Day ceremony in Juba July 5, 2011. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic </p>

A girl sings the South Sudan national anthem during a rehearsal of the Independence Day ceremony in Juba July 5, 2011. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

A girl sings the South Sudan national anthem during a rehearsal of the Independence Day ceremony in Juba July 5, 2011. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

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<p>Members of the Agar Lmarol group from Lake state in Rumbek perform a traditional celebration dance during preparations for the Independence Day ceremony in Juba, South Sudan, July 6, 2011. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya </p>

Members of the Agar Lmarol group from Lake state in Rumbek perform a traditional celebration dance during preparations for the Independence Day ceremony in Juba, South Sudan, July 6, 2011. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya

Members of the Agar Lmarol group from Lake state in Rumbek perform a traditional celebration dance during preparations for the Independence Day ceremony in Juba, South Sudan, July 6, 2011. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya

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<p>Children prepare for the Independence Day ceremony in Juba, South Sudan, July 6, 2011. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya </p>

Children prepare for the Independence Day ceremony in Juba, South Sudan, July 6, 2011. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya

Children prepare for the Independence Day ceremony in Juba, South Sudan, July 6, 2011. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya

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<p>Musicians sit before the start of a rehearsal of the Independence Day ceremony in Juba July 5, 2011. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic</p>

Musicians sit before the start of a rehearsal of the Independence Day ceremony in Juba July 5, 2011. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

Musicians sit before the start of a rehearsal of the Independence Day ceremony in Juba July 5, 2011. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

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<p>Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) soldiers march during a rehearsal of the Independence Day ceremony in Juba July 5, 2011. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic</p>

Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) soldiers march during a rehearsal of the Independence Day ceremony in Juba July 5, 2011. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) soldiers march during a rehearsal of the Independence Day ceremony in Juba July 5, 2011. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

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<p>Traditionally dressed men walk during a rehearsal of the Independence Day ceremony in Juba July 5, 2011. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic </p>

Traditionally dressed men walk during a rehearsal of the Independence Day ceremony in Juba July 5, 2011. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

Traditionally dressed men walk during a rehearsal of the Independence Day ceremony in Juba July 5, 2011. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

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<p>A woman washes herself at a canal in Juba July 3, 2011. 
REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic </p>

A woman washes herself at a canal in Juba July 3, 2011. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

A woman washes herself at a canal in Juba July 3, 2011. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

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<p>A man carries a goat on his shoulders to sell in a market in Juba July 2, 2011. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic </p>

A man carries a goat on his shoulders to sell in a market in Juba July 2, 2011. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

A man carries a goat on his shoulders to sell in a market in Juba July 2, 2011. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

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<p>A musician practises before the start of a rehearsal of the Independence Day ceremony in Juba July 5, 2011. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic </p>

A musician practises before the start of a rehearsal of the Independence Day ceremony in Juba July 5, 2011. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

A musician practises before the start of a rehearsal of the Independence Day ceremony in Juba July 5, 2011. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

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<p>A tribesman dances as he prepares for the independence day ceremony, scheduled for July 9, 2011, in Juba July 1, 2011. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic </p>

A tribesman dances as he prepares for the independence day ceremony, scheduled for July 9, 2011, in Juba July 1, 2011. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

A tribesman dances as he prepares for the independence day ceremony, scheduled for July 9, 2011, in Juba July 1, 2011. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

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