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July 9, 2011: South Sudan's Birthday

Southern Sudanese Soldiers

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Celebrating at NightNew ConstitutionSouthern Sudanese SoldiersSouth Sudan FlagTraditional Dance

Southern Sudanese Soldiers

At Independence Day events, soldiers raised the new flag of South Sudan and crowds joined in the singing of the national anthem. The population of the new country is disputed, but estimates range from 8.3 million to 13 million. The official language is English.