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South Sudan votes for independence by a landslide

<p>Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir speaks during an address on state TV in Khartoum in this video frame grab taken February 7, 2011. REUTERS/Sudan television via Reuters TV</p>

Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir speaks during an address on state TV in Khartoum in this video frame grab taken February 7, 2011. REUTERS/Sudan television via Reuters TV

Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir speaks during an address on state TV in Khartoum in this video frame grab taken February 7, 2011. REUTERS/Sudan television via Reuters TV

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<p>Southern Sudan Referendum Commission (SSRC) chairperson Mohamed Ibrahim Khalil (L) hands out the results of the referendum to Sudan's President Omar Hassan Al Bashir as first vice-president of Sudan and governor of Southern Sudan Salva Kiir (C) looks on at the presidential palace in Khartoum February 7, 2011. REUTERS/Stringer</p>

Southern Sudan Referendum Commission (SSRC) chairperson Mohamed Ibrahim Khalil (L) hands out the results of the referendum to Sudan's President Omar Hassan Al Bashir as first vice-president of Sudan and governor of Southern Sudan Salva Kiir (C) looks...more

Southern Sudan Referendum Commission (SSRC) chairperson Mohamed Ibrahim Khalil (L) hands out the results of the referendum to Sudan's President Omar Hassan Al Bashir as first vice-president of Sudan and governor of Southern Sudan Salva Kiir (C) looks on at the presidential palace in Khartoum February 7, 2011. REUTERS/Stringer

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<p>Sudan's President Omar Hassan al-Bashir speaks during at a ceremony announcing the results of the referendum, at the presidential palace in Khartoum February 7, 2011. REUTERS/Stringer</p>

Sudan's President Omar Hassan al-Bashir speaks during at a ceremony announcing the results of the referendum, at the presidential palace in Khartoum February 7, 2011. REUTERS/Stringer

Sudan's President Omar Hassan al-Bashir speaks during at a ceremony announcing the results of the referendum, at the presidential palace in Khartoum February 7, 2011. REUTERS/Stringer

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