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July 9, 2011: South Sudan's Birthday

Celebrating at Night

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Celebrating at Night

On the stroke of midnight, July 9, 2011, South Sudan became an independent country, and the celebrations began. The U.N. General Assembly is expected to approve the Republic of South Sudan as the 193rd member of the United Nations on July 14.