This Southern Sudan officer doesn't seem to be enjoying the party. South Sudan splits from Sudan in two days. Full story.
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Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah / Reuters
Southern officers attend a farewell party, also held to commemorate the demobilization of 16,000 Southern officers and soldiers serving with the Sudan Defense Force, in Khartoum July 7. South Sudan splits away from the north on July 9 to create Africa's newest nation after southerners voted for secession under terms of a peace deal reached in 2005 to end a north-south civil war.
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