Ruler of the Blue Nile state Yahya Mohammed Khair, left, walks with Sudanese Vice President Ali Osman Mohammed Taha, right, at the airport in Damazin, Sudan, Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011. The vice ... more 
Ruler of the Blue Nile state Yahya Mohammed Khair, left, walks with Sudanese Vice President Ali Osman Mohammed Taha, right, at the airport in Damazin, Sudan, Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011. The vice president paid a visit to the region, recently plagued by violence, to assess the readiness of the Sudanese army and its capacity to defeat the insurgency and the rebel attack that has occurred in the region, visited wounded soldiers and visited markets to check the stability of the city's population. (AP Photo/Abd Raouf) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Abd Raouf
Sat, Sep 17, 2011 3:21 PM EDT