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South Sudan becomes world's newest nation

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The Republic of South Sudan has become the world's newest nation by officially breaking away from Sudan after two civil wars and over five decades of conflict with the north. It is the 193rd country recognized by the UN.

A mood of joy and celebration swept through its capital Juba at midnight on Friday, with scenes of jubilation and sounds of church bells ringing.

Thousands of people gathered with friends and family on the streets singing, dancing, banging drums and honking horns in celebration.

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