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Leaders of Sudan, South Sudan start talks to defuse tension

South Sudan's President Salva Kiir (C) shakes hands with Ethiopia's Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn as he arrives for talks with leaders from Sudan in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa January 4, 2013. Sudan's President Omar Hassan al-Bashir and Kiir are scheduled to hold a summit on Friday aimed at resolving security conflicts between the two countries so as to allow oil exports to resume. REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri

South Sudan's President Salva Kiir (C) shakes hands with Ethiopia's Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn as he arrives for talks with leaders from Sudan in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa January 4, 2013. Sudan's President Omar Hassan al-Bashir and...more

South Sudan's President Salva Kiir (C) shakes hands with Ethiopia's Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn as he arrives for talks with leaders from Sudan in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa January 4, 2013. Sudan's President Omar Hassan al-Bashir and Kiir are scheduled to hold a summit on Friday aimed at resolving security conflicts between the two countries so as to allow oil exports to resume. REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri
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South Sudan's President Salva Kiir (C) walks with Ethiopia's Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn (3rd L) as he arrives for talks with leaders from Sudan in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa January 4, 2013. Sudan's President Omar Hassan al-Bashir and Kiir are scheduled to hold a summit on Friday aimed at resolving security conflicts between the two countries so as to allow oil exports to resume. REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri

South Sudan's President Salva Kiir (C) walks with Ethiopia's Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn (3rd L) as he arrives for talks with leaders from Sudan in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa January 4, 2013. Sudan's President Omar Hassan al-Bashir and...more

South Sudan's President Salva Kiir (C) walks with Ethiopia's Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn (3rd L) as he arrives for talks with leaders from Sudan in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa January 4, 2013. Sudan's President Omar Hassan al-Bashir and Kiir are scheduled to hold a summit on Friday aimed at resolving security conflicts between the two countries so as to allow oil exports to resume. REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri
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South Sudan's President Salva Kiir is pictured after arriving for talks with leaders from Sudan in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa January 4, 2013. Sudan's President Omar Hassan al-Bashir and Kiir are scheduled to hold a summit on Friday aimed at resolving security conflicts between the two countries so as to allow oil exports to resume. REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri

South Sudan's President Salva Kiir is pictured after arriving for talks with leaders from Sudan in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa January 4, 2013. Sudan's President Omar Hassan al-Bashir and Kiir are scheduled to hold a summit on Friday aimed at...more

South Sudan's President Salva Kiir is pictured after arriving for talks with leaders from Sudan in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa January 4, 2013. Sudan's President Omar Hassan al-Bashir and Kiir are scheduled to hold a summit on Friday aimed at resolving security conflicts between the two countries so as to allow oil exports to resume. REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri
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South Sudan negotiator Pagan Amum is pictured on the sidelines of a leader's summit in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa January 4, 2013. Sudan's President Omar Hassan al-Bashir and his South Sudan counterpart Salva Kiir are scheduled to hold the summit on Friday aimed at resolving security conflicts between the two countries so as to allow oil exports to resume. REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri

South Sudan negotiator Pagan Amum is pictured on the sidelines of a leader's summit in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa January 4, 2013. Sudan's President Omar Hassan al-Bashir and his South Sudan counterpart Salva Kiir are scheduled to hold the...more

South Sudan negotiator Pagan Amum is pictured on the sidelines of a leader's summit in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa January 4, 2013. Sudan's President Omar Hassan al-Bashir and his South Sudan counterpart Salva Kiir are scheduled to hold the summit on Friday aimed at resolving security conflicts between the two countries so as to allow oil exports to resume. REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri
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South Sudan negotiator Pagan Amum addresses a news conference on the sidelines of a leader's summit in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa January 4, 2013. Sudan's President Omar Hassan al-Bashir and his South Sudan counterpart Salva Kiir are scheduled to hold the summit on Friday aimed at resolving security conflicts between the two countries so as to allow oil exports to resume. REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri

South Sudan negotiator Pagan Amum addresses a news conference on the sidelines of a leader's summit in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa January 4, 2013. Sudan's President Omar Hassan al-Bashir and his South Sudan counterpart Salva Kiir are scheduled...more

South Sudan negotiator Pagan Amum addresses a news conference on the sidelines of a leader's summit in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa January 4, 2013. Sudan's President Omar Hassan al-Bashir and his South Sudan counterpart Salva Kiir are scheduled to hold the summit on Friday aimed at resolving security conflicts between the two countries so as to allow oil exports to resume. REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri
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