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U.S. Embassy in Khartoum, Sudan: "Assimilated" by Jefferson Pinder (center) and "Untitled" by Sharif Bey (on wall at right) (State Department photo)

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Accusing newly independent South Sudan of arming anti-Khartoum rebels, Sudanese President Omar Bashir (left) warned: “We are ready to teach you another lesson.” South Sudan President Salva Kiir (right) responded, saying Gen. Bashir's accusation are only to justify “his pending invasion.” (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** The International Criminal Court has issued an arrest warrant for Sudanese President Omar Bashir on charges of war crimes and genocide in Darfur. He has denied the charges. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** South Sudan President Salva Kiir (center) and Sudan President Omar al-Bashir (right) stand on the podium at the start of independence celebrations in Juba, South Sudan, on Saturday, July 9, 2011. (AP Photo/David Azia)

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Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, third right, talks at the National Assembly in Khartoum, Sudan, Tuesday, July 12, 2011.Sudan's president says his country will issue a new currency following the loss of oil revenues resulting from South Sudan's independence last week. (AP Photo/Abd Raouf)

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A crowd of men scream in celebration during the independence ceremony of the Republic of South Sudan in Juba, South Sudan, on Saturday July 9, 2011. South Sudan officially became the 193rd country in the world on Saturday, after voting to secede from Sudan in January, 2011. (AP Photo/Andrew Burton)

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A Bari community member holds the flag of southern Sudan during celebrations on the eve of their declaration of independence in Juba, southern Sudan, Friday, July 8, 2011. Southern Sudan is set to declare independence from the north on Saturday. (AP Photo/David Azia)

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Residents of Jonglei state gather Thursday for a rehearsal of independence celebrations in Juba, southern Sudan. The new country is set to officially declare its separation from the north on Saturday. Sudanese President Omar Bashir, indicted for alleged war crimes, is expected to attend. (Associated Press)

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In this photo released by the U.N. Mission in Sudan (UNMIS), homes burn in the town of Abyei, Sudan, on Monday, May 23, 2011. (AP Photo/UNMIS, Stuart Price)

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Homes burn in Abyei, Sudan, on Monday. Armed men burned and looted the disputed oil-rich province on Monday, the U.N. mission there said. (Associated Press)

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Children play at the SOS children's home in Malakal, southern Sudan, in 2005. More than 100 orphans were trapped between fighting forces over the weekend when rebel troops battling southern Sudan's army invaded an orphanage, officials said. (Associated Press)

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U.N. peacekeepers patrol in Abyei, Southern Sudan, on Friday, March 11, 2011. Scores of villagers have died in recent fighting in Southern Sudan despite the presence of 10,000 U.N. troops mandated with protecting civilians. Now, internal documents say U.N. officials have ordered the peacekeepers not to operate in an area where civilians are at risk in upcoming battles, after being asked to avoid the region by the south's military. (AP Photo/Tim Freccia)

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Southern Sudan's largest swimming pool sits by the construction site for an apartment and hotel complex in Juba, which will be the national capital. Mud huts and dirt roads predominate, but entrepreneurs see opportunity in the transition. (Associated Press)

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Mohamed Ibrahim Khalil (right), chief of the referendum office, hands the final results of the vote on southern Sudan's independence to Salva Kiir, president of the semiautonomous south. (Associated Press)

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South Sudanese construction workers walk beside the country's largest swimming pool in Rock City, a complex of 160 apartments and hotel rooms under construction in Juba, Sudan, on Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2011. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

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Southern Sudanese celebrate in the southern capital of Juba, Sudan, on Sunday, Jan. 30, 2011, after the announcement of preliminary referendum results indicating that 99 percent of southern voters favored independence. (AP Photo/Pete Muller)

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An election official in Juba, southern Sudan, holds up a pro-independence ballot as votes are counted at a polling station in the southern capital, Juba. Weeklong balloting ended Saturday; most observers expect the south to secede from the north. (Associated Press)

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South Sudanese arrive in the Southern Sudan capital of Juba by Nile River barge on Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

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A Southern Sudanese woman casts her vote at a polling center in Juba, Sudan, on Monday, Jan. 10, 2011. 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. (AP Photo)

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** FILE ** South Sudanese men wait to casts their vote at a polling station in Juba, Southern Sudan, on Monday, Jan. 10, 2011. Thousands of people began casting ballots day before during a weeklong vote to choose the destiny of this war-ravaged and desperately poor but oil-rich region. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)