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Gold fever sweeps South Sudan ahead of new mining law

A man shows off his gold to potential buyers in a hotel in Kapoeta, South Sudan September 27, 2012. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian

A man shows off his gold to potential buyers in a hotel in Kapoeta, South Sudan September 27, 2012. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian

A man shows off his gold to potential buyers in a hotel in Kapoeta, South Sudan September 27, 2012. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian
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A bowl holding small flakes of gold sits in the middle of Singaita River in Namorinyang, South Sudan October 24, 2012. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian

A bowl holding small flakes of gold sits in the middle of Singaita River in Namorinyang, South Sudan October 24, 2012. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian

A bowl holding small flakes of gold sits in the middle of Singaita River in Namorinyang, South Sudan October 24, 2012. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian
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A view of the Singaita River which flows down from the Lauro mountains and through Kapoeta, South Sudan October 22, 2012. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian

A view of the Singaita River which flows down from the Lauro mountains and through Kapoeta, South Sudan October 22, 2012. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian

A view of the Singaita River which flows down from the Lauro mountains and through Kapoeta, South Sudan October 22, 2012. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian
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A Toposa man pans for gold in the Singaita River in Namorinyang, South Sudan October 24, 2012. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian

A Toposa man pans for gold in the Singaita River in Namorinyang, South Sudan October 24, 2012. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian

A Toposa man pans for gold in the Singaita River in Namorinyang, South Sudan October 24, 2012. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian
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A Toposa girl pans for gold in the Singaita River in Namorinyang, South Sudan October 24, 2012. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian

A Toposa girl pans for gold in the Singaita River in Namorinyang, South Sudan October 24, 2012. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian

A Toposa girl pans for gold in the Singaita River in Namorinyang, South Sudan October 24, 2012. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian
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Jackson Locheto from Kenya uses a gold detector in Nanakanak, South Sudan October 23, 2012. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian

Jackson Locheto from Kenya uses a gold detector in Nanakanak, South Sudan October 23, 2012. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian

Jackson Locheto from Kenya uses a gold detector in Nanakanak, South Sudan October 23, 2012. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian
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A Toposa boy walks along the Singaita River where gold has been found in Namorinyang, South Sudan September 29, 2012. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian

A Toposa boy walks along the Singaita River where gold has been found in Namorinyang, South Sudan September 29, 2012. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian

A Toposa boy walks along the Singaita River where gold has been found in Namorinyang, South Sudan September 29, 2012. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian
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Toposa girls pan for gold in the Singaita River in Namorinyang, South Sudan October 24, 2012. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian

Toposa girls pan for gold in the Singaita River in Namorinyang, South Sudan October 24, 2012. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian

Toposa girls pan for gold in the Singaita River in Namorinyang, South Sudan October 24, 2012. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian
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A Toposa man pans for gold in the nearly dry Nanakanak River in Nanakanak, South Sudan October 23, 2012. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian

A Toposa man pans for gold in the nearly dry Nanakanak River in Nanakanak, South Sudan October 23, 2012. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian

A Toposa man pans for gold in the nearly dry Nanakanak River in Nanakanak, South Sudan October 23, 2012. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian
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A shirt hangs in the window of a Sarko alcohol shop in Kapoeta, South Sudan, October 25, 2012. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian

A shirt hangs in the window of a Sarko alcohol shop in Kapoeta, South Sudan, October 25, 2012. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian

A shirt hangs in the window of a Sarko alcohol shop in Kapoeta, South Sudan, October 25, 2012. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian
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Boys peer through gaps in the wall of the movie theatre in Kapoeta, South Sudan October 22, 2012. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian

Boys peer through gaps in the wall of the movie theatre in Kapoeta, South Sudan October 22, 2012. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian

Boys peer through gaps in the wall of the movie theatre in Kapoeta, South Sudan October 22, 2012. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian
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A night view of the town of Kapoeta, South Sudan October 24, 2012. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian

A night view of the town of Kapoeta, South Sudan October 24, 2012. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian

A night view of the town of Kapoeta, South Sudan October 24, 2012. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian
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A night view of the town of Kapoeta, South Sudan October 24, 2012. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian

A night view of the town of Kapoeta, South Sudan October 24, 2012. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian

A night view of the town of Kapoeta, South Sudan October 24, 2012. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian
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A Toposa girl searches for gold in the Singaita River in Namorinyang, South Sudan October 24, 2012. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian

A Toposa girl searches for gold in the Singaita River in Namorinyang, South Sudan October 24, 2012. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian

A Toposa girl searches for gold in the Singaita River in Namorinyang, South Sudan October 24, 2012. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian
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Toposa men, women and children pan for gold in the Singaita River in Namorinyang, South Sudan October 24, 2012. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian

Toposa men, women and children pan for gold in the Singaita River in Namorinyang, South Sudan October 24, 2012. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian

Toposa men, women and children pan for gold in the Singaita River in Namorinyang, South Sudan October 24, 2012. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian
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A woman drinks from the nearly dry Nanakanak River, as Sarko, the local alcohol, is carried in jerry cans to Nanakanak, South Sudan October 22, 2012. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian

A woman drinks from the nearly dry Nanakanak River, as Sarko, the local alcohol, is carried in jerry cans to Nanakanak, South Sudan October 22, 2012. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian

A woman drinks from the nearly dry Nanakanak River, as Sarko, the local alcohol, is carried in jerry cans to Nanakanak, South Sudan October 22, 2012. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian
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A Toposa woman pans for gold in the Singaita River in Namorinyang, South Sudan, October 24, 2012. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian

A Toposa woman pans for gold in the Singaita River in Namorinyang, South Sudan, October 24, 2012. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian

A Toposa woman pans for gold in the Singaita River in Namorinyang, South Sudan, October 24, 2012. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian
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A Toposa boy takes a rest after digging for gold in Napotpot, South Sudan October 23, 2012. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian

A Toposa boy takes a rest after digging for gold in Napotpot, South Sudan October 23, 2012. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian

A Toposa boy takes a rest after digging for gold in Napotpot, South Sudan October 23, 2012. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian
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A man digs a hole in search of gold in Napotpot, South Sudan October 23, 2012. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian

A man digs a hole in search of gold in Napotpot, South Sudan October 23, 2012. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian

A man digs a hole in search of gold in Napotpot, South Sudan October 23, 2012. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian
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A trader weighs his gold in a shop in Kapoeta, South Sudan October 24, 2012. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian

A trader weighs his gold in a shop in Kapoeta, South Sudan October 24, 2012. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian

A trader weighs his gold in a shop in Kapoeta, South Sudan October 24, 2012. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian
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A Toposa man shows off gold that was found in Nanakanak, South Sudan September 28, 2012. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian

A Toposa man shows off gold that was found in Nanakanak, South Sudan September 28, 2012. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian

A Toposa man shows off gold that was found in Nanakanak, South Sudan September 28, 2012. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian
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A view of the town of Kapoeta, South Sudan October 22, 2012. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian

A view of the town of Kapoeta, South Sudan October 22, 2012. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian

A view of the town of Kapoeta, South Sudan October 22, 2012. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian
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A caged cow at the cattle market in Kapoeta, South Sudan October 25, 2012. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian

A caged cow at the cattle market in Kapoeta, South Sudan October 25, 2012. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian

A caged cow at the cattle market in Kapoeta, South Sudan October 25, 2012. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian
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A hotel in Kapoeta, South Sudan October 23, 2012. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian

A hotel in Kapoeta, South Sudan October 23, 2012. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian

A hotel in Kapoeta, South Sudan October 23, 2012. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian
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