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Photo by: Pete Muller

A Southern Sudanese woman casts her vote at a polling center in Juba, Southern Sudan, on Monday, Jan. 10, 2011, on the second day of in the Southern Sudan independence referendum. Thousands of people began casting ballots Sunday during a weeklong vote to choose the destiny of this war-ravaged and desperately poor but oil-rich region. The mainly Christian south is widely expected to secede from the mainly Muslim north, splitting Africa's largest country in two. (AP Photo/Pete Muller)

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