Photo Gallery Preparing for Independence in Southern Sudan

Southern Sudan will officially become an independent country this weekend and preparations are well underway for the ceremony. But the country has a long way to go to achieve peace, democracy and prosperity.
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Foto: Paul Banks/ dpa
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Foto: MOHAMED NURELDIN ABDALLAH/ REUTERS
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Foto: Pete Muller/ AP
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Foto: GORAN TOMASEVIC/ REUTERS
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Foto: GORAN TOMASEVIC/ REUTERS
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Foto: Pete Muller/ AP
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Foto: Pete Muller/ AP
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Foto: AFP/ UNMIS
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Foto: DPA/UNMIS/Stuart Price