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Saturday 9 july 2011 - Juba, Republic of South Sudan - South Sudanese women hold the flag of their new country during celebrations marking South Sudan's independence in Juba as it seceded from the north and became the world's newest nation. Tens of thousands of citizens of the new South Sudan celebrate national independence but whether statehood will resolve issues of identity after a decades-long war remains to be seen. Photo credit: Benedicte Desrus