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July 9, 2011: A new flag flies over the Republic of South Sudan

Pascal Ladu
Today, two years ago, South Sudan gained its independence. Pascal Ladu witnessed the historic moment at the John Garang Mausoleum in Juba on July 9, 2011.
9.07.2013  |  Juba
Tens of thousands of people attended the official declaration of independence in Juba, July 9, 2011.
Tens of thousands of people attended the official declaration of independence in Juba, July 9, 2011.

 

Tens of thousands of citizens, along with heads of state and other foreign dignitaries, attended festivities at the John Garang Mausoleum in Juba, where Salva Kiir was sworn in as president of the world’s newest country two years ago.
Our correspondent Pascal Ladu captured this historic moment in his audio comment:

Tens of thousands of citizens, along with heads of state and other foreign dignitaries, attended festivities at the John Garang Mausoleum in Juba, where Salva Kiir was sworn in as president of the world’s newest country two years ago.

Our correspondent Pascal Ladu captured this historic moment in his audio comment: