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Special Report: Southern Sudan: oil boom to bust-up?

<p>A woman stands outside her house with a Southern Sudanese flag in Soba Araadi village in capital Khartoum in this January 7, 2010 file photo. REUTERS/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah/Files</p>

A woman stands outside her house with a Southern Sudanese flag in Soba Araadi village in capital Khartoum in this January 7, 2010 file photo. REUTERS/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah/Files

A woman stands outside her house with a Southern Sudanese flag in Soba Araadi village in capital Khartoum in this January 7, 2010 file photo. REUTERS/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah/Files

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<p>Cattle belonging to the Nuer tribe are shrouded in dung smoke to keep away insects near the town of Nasir in southeastern Sudan in this June 19, 2009 file photo. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly</p>

Cattle belonging to the Nuer tribe are shrouded in dung smoke to keep away insects near the town of Nasir in southeastern Sudan in this June 19, 2009 file photo. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

Cattle belonging to the Nuer tribe are shrouded in dung smoke to keep away insects near the town of Nasir in southeastern Sudan in this June 19, 2009 file photo. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

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<p>A man has his head shaved in an open field in the town of Nasir in southeastern Sudan in this June 21, 2009 file photo. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly/Files</p>

A man has his head shaved in an open field in the town of Nasir in southeastern Sudan in this June 21, 2009 file photo. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly/Files

A man has his head shaved in an open field in the town of Nasir in southeastern Sudan in this June 21, 2009 file photo. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly/Files

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<p>A boy looks at South Sudan's President Salva Kiir as he arrives in Yirol, Lakes state, south Sudan, in this April 6, 2010 file photo. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic/Files</p>

A boy looks at South Sudan's President Salva Kiir as he arrives in Yirol, Lakes state, south Sudan, in this April 6, 2010 file photo. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic/Files

A boy looks at South Sudan's President Salva Kiir as he arrives in Yirol, Lakes state, south Sudan, in this April 6, 2010 file photo. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic/Files

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