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Chicago Bulls's Luol Deng, left, of Sudan, checks his registration with a polling center staff Jok Kuol Wel  before casting his vote for the Southern Sudan Referendum at polling center in Chicago, Sunday, Jan. 9, 2011. Southern Sudanese living in the U.S., travel to eight polling sites from Phoenix to Boston to cast their votes. This morning marks the first opportunity for southerners to cast ballots in an independence referendum, the outcome of which will determine if the south secedes from the north to form an independent country. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
Photo by: Nam Y. Huh
Chicago Bulls's Luol Deng, left, of Sudan, checks his registration with a polling center staff Jok Kuol Wel before casting his vote for the Southern Sudan Referendum at polling center in Chicago, Sunday, Jan. 9, 2011. Southern Sudanese living in the U.S., travel to eight polling sites from Phoenix to Boston to cast their votes. This morning marks the first opportunity for southerners to cast ballots in an independence referendum, the outcome of which will determine if the south secedes from the north to form an independent country. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

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