A new flag raised: South Sudan celebrates birth

Southern Sudanese celebrate their first independence day in the capital city of Juba on Saturday, July 9, 2011. The southern Sudanese opted for secession during a popular referendum in January 2011. Saturday's declaration and recognition makes the Republic of South Sudan the world's 193rd country. (AP Photo/Pete Muller)
July 9, 2011 6:10:37 AM PDT
South Sudan raised the flag of its new nation for the first time Saturday, as thousands of South Sudanese citizens and dozens of international dignitaries swarmed the new country capital of Juba to celebrate the country's birth.

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