South Sudan

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In this photo of Thursday, July 24, 2014, children moving a bag of grain through the mud with a wheel burrow from a food distribution through the new United Nations' Malakal Camp for Internally Displaced People, (IDP) during the wet season which has made life for hundreds of thousands of IDPs in South Sudan very challenging, in Malakal, Sudan. Health experts are meeting in South Sudan’s capital, Juba, Monday July 28, 2014, debating exactly how severe the famine situation is in South Sudan, and their decision may prompt millions of dollars in aid or condemn tens of thousands of displaced people to continued hunger in what is described by Chris Hillbruner, the lead food security analyst for FEWSNET, a famine early warning system "is still the worst food security emergency in the world ... there is still huge need." (AP Photo/ Matthew Abbott)

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The African republic celebrates its independence in the wake of a bloody, two-decade civil war.

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