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july 19, 2011 - Juba, Republic of South Sudan - New Republic of South Sudan flag joins other countries flags at the Dr John Garang Mausoleum in the capital city of Juba. Tens of thousands of South Sudaneses celebrated national independence on july 9, 2011, but whether statehood will resolve issues of identity after a decades-long war remains to be seen. The Republic of South Sudan became a United Nations member state and the world's 193rd country. Photo credit: Benedicte Desrus