10 July 2011

Independence at last

The Republic of South Sudan (or strangely enough - ROSS) is now officially an independent state. The long, hot, tiring and badly organised ceremony called thousands to John Garang's memorial in Juba, where president Salva Kiir and a few world dignitaries addressed words of joy and prosperity to the people of Africa's newest nation.

Unfortunately the messy security didn't allow journalists and photographers to work freely. Despite their lack of understanding for the needs of media coverage, some of us managed to do a couple of interesting images while wandering through the crowds.

Below, on of the images taken during an spontaneous dance performance by a tribe present at the ceremony.

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