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Tuesday, 12 July 2011 19:40

South Sudan Independence Celebration (Photos)

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Pictures of South Sudan Independence Celebration

"July 9th is independence day for the Republic of Southern Sudan: a burst of glorious celebration in a region routinely reported in tones of gloom. This is a day that many Sudanese must have thought would never come. There was an interminable civil war with the north that began in the 1950s. When it finally ended with a 2005 peace deal, it was almost immediately threatened by the death of the south's leader, and Sudanese vice-president, John Garang, in a helicopter crash. But, finally, after a six-year disengagement, the climax arrived with the overwhelming vote for separation in January and now – with the grudging acquiescence of Khartoum – the birth of a nation. It is a significant achievement for the UN, helped by a little judicious arm-twisting from President Obama; and it is a great day for the South Sudanese, whose lives have been cursed by two generations of insecurity: 2 million dead, at least as many displaced. They have good cause to dance on the streets of Juba."   -   Guardian U.K

People celebrate South Sudan's independence day

  A tribeswoman takes part in Independence Day celebrations in JubaSouth Sudan declares independence

 

Supporters of the Platform of Peace and Justice

 

Wounded Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) veterans' march                                                                                         Wounded Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) veterans march during Independence Day ceremony in Juba July 9, 2011. Tens of thousands of South Sudanese danced and cheered as their new country formally declared its independence on Saturday, a hard-won separation from the north that also plunged the fractured region into a new period of uncertainty.

 

South Sudan declares independence

 South Sudan declares independence

South Sudan President Salva Kiir Mayardit (L) and Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir (C) attend a ceremony to declare the official independence of the Republic of South Sudan in Juba on July 9, 201

South Sudan players at 1st int'l soccer game

South Sudan secession from Sudan

 

South Sudan declears Independence, Recognize by African Union, US, others

South Sudan secession from Sudan

 Men sing during the Independence Day ceremony in JubaSouth Sudan's President unveils the statue of the late Dr. John Garang                                                                South Sudan's President Salva Kiir unveils the statue of the late Dr. John Garang before the Independence Day celebrations in the capital Juba, July 9, 2011. Tens of thousands of South Sudanese danced and cheered as their new country formally declared its independence on Saturday, a hard-won separation from the north that also plunged the fractured region into a new period of uncertainty

 

 credit: reuters,

                                       

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