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A South Sudan flag is seen in this photo illustration taken in Juba November 17, 2012. Picture taken November 17, 2012. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian

A South Sudan flag is seen in this photo illustration taken in Juba November 17, 2012. Picture taken November 17, 2012. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian

A South Sudan flag is seen in this photo illustration taken in Juba November 17, 2012. Picture taken November 17, 2012. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian
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A South Sudanese passport is seen in this photo illustration taken in Juba November 19, 2012. Picture taken November 19, 2012. REUTERS/Adriane

A South Sudanese passport is seen in this photo illustration taken in Juba November 19, 2012. Picture taken November 19, 2012. REUTERS/Adriane

A South Sudanese passport is seen in this photo illustration taken in Juba November 19, 2012. Picture taken November 19, 2012. REUTERS/Adriane
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A South Sudanese five pound note is seen in this photo illustration taken in Juba November 12, 2012. Picture taken November 12, 2012. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian

A South Sudanese five pound note is seen in this photo illustration taken in Juba November 12, 2012. Picture taken November 12, 2012. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian

A South Sudanese five pound note is seen in this photo illustration taken in Juba November 12, 2012. Picture taken November 12, 2012. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian
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A South Sudanese 100 pound note is seen in this photo illustration taken in Juba November 12, 2012. Picture taken November 12, 2012. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian

A South Sudanese 100 pound note is seen in this photo illustration taken in Juba November 12, 2012. Picture taken November 12, 2012. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian

A South Sudanese 100 pound note is seen in this photo illustration taken in Juba November 12, 2012. Picture taken November 12, 2012. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian
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A sign from the Sudanese rebel group, the Sudan Liberation Movement, is seen in this photo illustration taken in Juba November 17, 2012. Picture taken November 17, 2012. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian

A sign from the Sudanese rebel group, the Sudan Liberation Movement, is seen in this photo illustration taken in Juba November 17, 2012. Picture taken November 17, 2012. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian

A sign from the Sudanese rebel group, the Sudan Liberation Movement, is seen in this photo illustration taken in Juba November 17, 2012. Picture taken November 17, 2012. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian
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A tote bag is seen in this photo illustration taken in Juba November 19, 2012. Picture taken November 19, 2012. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian

A tote bag is seen in this photo illustration taken in Juba November 19, 2012. Picture taken November 19, 2012. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian

A tote bag is seen in this photo illustration taken in Juba November 19, 2012. Picture taken November 19, 2012. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian
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A car air freshener showing the seal of South Sudan is seen in this photo illustration taken in Juba November 16, 2012. Picture taken November 16, 2012. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian

A car air freshener showing the seal of South Sudan is seen in this photo illustration taken in Juba November 16, 2012. Picture taken November 16, 2012. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian

A car air freshener showing the seal of South Sudan is seen in this photo illustration taken in Juba November 16, 2012. Picture taken November 16, 2012. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian
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A baggage tag with the Juba airport code is seen in this photo illustration taken in Juba November 17, 2012. Picture taken November 17. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian

A baggage tag with the Juba airport code is seen in this photo illustration taken in Juba November 17, 2012. Picture taken November 17. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian

A baggage tag with the Juba airport code is seen in this photo illustration taken in Juba November 17, 2012. Picture taken November 17. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian
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A bottle of White Bull beer, produced in Juba, South Sudan, is seen in this photo illustration taken in Juba November 18, 2012. Picture taken November 18, 2012. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian

A bottle of White Bull beer, produced in Juba, South Sudan, is seen in this photo illustration taken in Juba November 18, 2012. Picture taken November 18, 2012. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian

A bottle of White Bull beer, produced in Juba, South Sudan, is seen in this photo illustration taken in Juba November 18, 2012. Picture taken November 18, 2012. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian
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A South Sudanese motorcycle license plate from Eastern Equatoria State is seen in this photo illustration taken in Juba November 12, 2012. Picture taken November 12, 2012. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian

A South Sudanese motorcycle license plate from Eastern Equatoria State is seen in this photo illustration taken in Juba November 12, 2012. Picture taken November 12, 2012. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian

A South Sudanese motorcycle license plate from Eastern Equatoria State is seen in this photo illustration taken in Juba November 12, 2012. Picture taken November 12, 2012. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian
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A packet of Benson & Hedges cigarettes for sale in South Sudan is seen in this photo illustration taken in Juba November 17, 2012. Picture taken November 17, 2012. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian

A packet of Benson & Hedges cigarettes for sale in South Sudan is seen in this photo illustration taken in Juba November 17, 2012. Picture taken November 17, 2012. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian

A packet of Benson & Hedges cigarettes for sale in South Sudan is seen in this photo illustration taken in Juba November 17, 2012. Picture taken November 17, 2012. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian
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A handmade beaded bracelet in the colours of the South Sudanese flag is seen in this photo illustration taken in Juba November 18, 2012. Picture taken November 18, 2012. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian

A handmade beaded bracelet in the colours of the South Sudanese flag is seen in this photo illustration taken in Juba November 18, 2012. Picture taken November 18, 2012. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian

A handmade beaded bracelet in the colours of the South Sudanese flag is seen in this photo illustration taken in Juba November 18, 2012. Picture taken November 18, 2012. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian
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A copy of South Sudan's national anthem, handwritten by Gabriel Arnest, one of its three composers, is seen in this photo illustration taken in Juba November 16, 2012. Picture taken November 16, 2012. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian

A copy of South Sudan's national anthem, handwritten by Gabriel Arnest, one of its three composers, is seen in this photo illustration taken in Juba November 16, 2012. Picture taken November 16, 2012. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian

A copy of South Sudan's national anthem, handwritten by Gabriel Arnest, one of its three composers, is seen in this photo illustration taken in Juba November 16, 2012. Picture taken November 16, 2012. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian
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