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July 9, 2011: South Sudan's Birthday

New Constitution

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Celebrating at NightNew ConstitutionSouthern Sudanese SoldiersSouth Sudan FlagTraditional Dance

New Constitution

South Sudan's President Salva Kiir holds up the newly signed constitution at a ceremony marking the country's independence. The constitution establishes a presidential-led government and independent judiciary with a Supreme Court. The new government will face the challenges of establishing sufficient health care, education and other public services.