Slideshow: Southern Sudan's Independence Day

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Southern Sudanese flocked to the streets of Juba to celebrate their independence on July 9th, 2011. The world’s newest country officially split from Sudan this past Saturday after two civil wars that spanned five decades and cost millions of lives. Amidst tears and jubilation the flag of South Sudan was raised where the Sudanese flag had once flown in its place. Despite the victory of independence, the country will face many challenges in the near future, as they are one of the most underdeveloped in the world.