A woman cries tears of happiness at the statue of Dr. John Garang de Mabior, leader of the Sudan People's Liberation Army, before the independence ceremony of the Republic of South Sudan in Juba, ... more 
A woman cries tears of happiness at the statue of Dr. John Garang de Mabior, leader of the Sudan People's Liberation Army, before the independence ceremony of the Republic of South Sudan in Juba, South Sudan, on July 9, 2011. South Sudan celebrated its first day as an independent nation Saturday, raising its flag for the first time before tens of thousands of cheering citizens elated to reach the end of a 50-year struggle. (AP Photo/Andrew Burton) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Andrew Burton
Sat, Jul 9, 2011 11:14 AM EDT