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Celebration of the second anniversary of the independence of South Sudan. Juba, July 9, 2013
South Sudan celebrates its 2nd anniversary after gaining independence from Sudan in 2011, following over 30 years of conflict. South Sudan and Sudan’s relations are still tense due to oil export issues.
Juba, South Sudan – July 9, 2012
Celebrating the second anniversary of South Sudan’s independence, after thirty years of conflict. Juba, July 9, 2013.
Discharge of Juba. South Sudan, August 1, 2012
Banana stalls from Uganda at the Konyo Konyo market, the oldest in Juba. South Sudan, August 28, 2012.
In the village of Gumuruk. State of Jonglei, South Sudan, July 30, 2013.
A child from South Sudan’s Bari tribe stands at the entrance into a compound near Gudele market in Juba. Gudele was the scene of last year’s (December 18) murder of writer Isaiah Abraham, an outspoken critic of the government whose death has raised concerns over press freedom in the fledgling nation, according to US embassy officials. Relatives say Diing Chan Awuol, who wrote under the pen name of Isaiah Abraham, was shot dead earlier this month for outspoken comments that included calling for an improvement in relations with former enemies in Khartoum. South Sudan, January 23, 2013.
In the village of Gumuruk. State of Jonglei, South Sudan, July 31, 2013.
Two boys from the Mundari tribe watch over their cattle in Terekeka, a fishing community 75km north of Juba in South Sudan. The Mandari are a nilotic tribe and are known for fishing with only spears and nets and for their cattle keeping traditions. South Sudan, september 17, 2012
A South Sudanese farmer holds a plow he uses to work, in Renk, northern South Sudan,. Renk is the northern most city of South Sudan and one of the only ones with a wide farming business. Close to the South Sudan/Sudan border, both Arabic and African residents work on the lands of Dinka farmers and grow Sorghum, Simsi and Hisbiscus or keep cattle. South Sudan, september 28, 2012
After fighting against the rebel group led by David Yau Yau in Pibor County, these young Lou-Nuers return to Yuai Village. State of Jonglei, South Sudan, July 24, 2013.
Fishermen of the Nilotic Mundari ethnic group in Terakeka, a village 75 kilometers north of Juba. South Sudan, September 17, 2012.
Tamuto Ajwa Lika (20 years old), of ethnic Murle, comes from Mainmar. Her village was looted and her cattle stolen. She ran to Gumuruk, four days away, where she stayed. Suffering from chest and abdomen pains and headaches, she came to the Doctors Without Borders clinic. Gumuruk, Jonglei State, South Sudan, August 1, 2013.
Young boy of the ethnic group murle. Gumuruk, Jonglei State, South Sudan, July31, 2013
Yida Displaced Camp. South Sudan, November 5, 2012.
Deng (7) plays with a bullet at the Juba Physical Rehabilitation Center. He was amputated at the age of four, after the explosion of a mine with which he played. His house was blown and his mother was killed. South Sudan, October 10, 2012.
Mabior lost his leg in the war; Kong (SPLA soldier) stepped on a mine in Upper Nile State; and Deng (seven) was amputated four years after a mine explosion in his home. Juba Physical Rehabilitation Center, South Sudan, October 10, 2012.
Juba Basketball Stadium, South Sudan, April 5, 2013.
On a Friday at the Juba basketball stadium, the disabled team – mostly made up of former soldiers who have lost one leg – trains alongside other young people. Juba, South Sudan, April 5, 2013.
Pediatric ward of the Juba Public Hospital. South Sudan, September 17, 2012
Daily bombardments by the Sudanese regular army affect both military and civilian areas. Nearly 70,000 refugees have moved to Yida camp in South Sudan. November 15, 2012.
Young refugees play on makeshift swings at Yida camp. South Sudan, February 1, 2013
Children play on the cabin of a plane that crashed in November 2012 on the Yida airstrip near the IDP camp. South Sudan, February 1, 2013.