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South Sudan celebrates Independence

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© RIA Novosti. Yulia Troitskaya
South Sudan gained sovereignty from its northern part after a January referendum in which nearly 99 percent of South Sudanese voted to separate from the north.

South Sudan gained sovereignty from its northern part after a January referendum in which nearly 99 percent of South Sudanese voted to separate from the north.