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Birth of a new country

Southern Sudanese will begin voting Sunday on whether to separate from Sudan. If they elect to do so, they will join the ranks of more than two dozen other countries that have formed since the beginning of 1990.

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South Sudan revels as a nation's birth nears
Article | IN JUBA, SUDAN Millions of southern Sudanese head to the polls Sunday to decide whether to secede from the north in a historic vote that is widely expected to create the world's newest nation.
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Young refugees in D.C. area consider the potential of southern Sudan's secession
Article | Dozens of Sudanese refugees were lined up on a street in Old Town Alexandria, poised to vote for the creation of a new nation from a cardboard booth 6,000 miles away. They sang. They danced. They shouted, "Oye south Sudan!"

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