A woman prays as she holds a South Sudan flag and cross at the base of a statue of Dr. John Garang de Mabior, leader of the Sudan People's Liberation Army, before the independence ceremony of South Sudan in Juba, South Sudan, on Saturday 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)

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A woman prays as she holds a South Sudan flag and cross at the base of a statue of Dr. John Garang de Mabior, leader of the Sudan People's Liberation Army, before the independence ceremony of South Sudan in Juba, South Sudan, on Saturday 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)
A woman prays as she holds a South Sudan flag and cross at the base of a statue of Dr. John Garang de Mabior, leader of the Sudan People's Liberation Army, before the independence ceremony of South Sudan in Juba, South Sudan, on Saturday 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)
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