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july 19, 2011 - Juba, Republic of South Sudan - South Sudanese taxi drivers rest in the capital city of Juba. Tens of thousands of citizens of the new Republic of South Sudan 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