South Sudanese celebrate the birth of their nation

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    Juba, South Sudan (CNN) -- South Sudanese wept openly as they celebrated their independence Saturday, cheering, whistling and dancing down the streets in a ceremony fitting for the birth of new nation.

    "We are free at last," some chanted, flags draped around their shoulders.

    A man on his knees kissed the ground.

    The red, white and green flag of the newborn nation, readied at half-mast the day before, was hoisted over the capital of Juba.

    Among the world leaders bearing witness on this historic day: United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir and South African President Jacob Zuma.

    "This is liberation, a new chapter," said Abuk Makuac, who escaped to the United States in 1984 and came back home to attend the independence day activities.

    "No more war. We were born in the war, grew up in the war and married in war."

    South Sudanese celebrate the birth of their nation - CNN.com
     
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    I am so glad the CPA was finally honored! Watched swearing of first president Salva Kirr and the man appeared poised during inaugural speech. Wish the new African nation of South Sudan the best!
     
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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3mRucsyxvOU&feature=player_embedded]YouTube - ‪Party continues in South Sudan‬‏[/ame]


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    Hey! What about all dat Fearless W did fer `em??...
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    Obama Administration Takes Credit for Birth of South Sudan
    Friday, July 08, 2011 - – The important role played by President George W. Bush in setting South Sudan on the road to independence went unacknowledged by Obama administration officials at a briefing Thursday ahead of Saturday’s birth of the world’s newest sovereign nation.
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    Obama 'Proud' to Recognize South Sudan
    July 09, 2011 - The United States has formally recognized the Republic of South Sudan on its independence day.
     
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    ^^ I'd like to see Obama do much more than be 'proud'.
     
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    Yeah me too. Congratulations South Sudan!:clap2::clap2::clap2::clap2:
     

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