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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)

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** FILE ** An elderly Southern Sudanese woman casts her vote at a polling center in the city of Um Durman, Sudan, on Monday, Jan. 10, 2011. (AP Photo/Abd Raouf)

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A Southern Sudanese woman reads a newspaper at a polling center during the second day of the independence referendum in the city of Um Durman, Sudan, on Monday, Jan. 10, 2011. Southern Sudan's military spokesman says 20 policemen in the disputed north-south region of Abyei have been killed and 30 more wounded in two attacks by Arab tribesmen and militia. (AP Photo/Abd Raouf)

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A Southern Sudanese woman sits by her belongings at a bus station on the outskirts of Khartoum, Sudan, on Monday, Jan. 10, 2011, as she waits for transportation back home. (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)

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Unidentified observers of the European Union Election Observation Mission for the Southern Sudan referendum arrive at a polling center in the city of Um Durman, Sudan, on Monday, Jan. 10, 2011. Southern Sudan's military spokesman says 20 policemen in the disputed north-south region of Abyei have been killed and 30 more wounded in two attacks by Arab tribesmen and militia. (AP Photo/Abd Raouf)

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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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A Southern Sudanese women casts her vote at a polling center in Juba, Southern Sudan, on Monday, Jan. 10, 2011. About four million Southern Sudanese voters began casting their ballots on Sunday in a weeklong referendum on independence that is expected to split Africa's largest nation in two. (AP Photo/Pete Muller)

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Southern Sudanese wait in line to vote in the Southern Sudan referendum at a polling center in Chicago on Sunday, Jan. 9, 2011. In eight cities across the United States, voters swarmed the makeshift polling places where the weeklong elections were being held. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

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South Sudanese men wait to casts their vote at a polling station in Juba, Southern Sudan, 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. The mainly Christian south is widely expected to secede from the mainly Muslim north, splitting Africa's largest country in two.(AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

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Salva Kiir, president of the semiautonomous government of Southern Sudan, casts his vote in front of a cheering crowd of hundreds of Sudanese voters in Juba on Sunday. (Associated Press)

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Salva Kiir, president of the semiautonomous government of Southern Sudan, casts his vote in front of a cheering crowd of hundreds of Sudanese voters in Juba on Sunday. About 4 million southern Sudanese voters began casting their ballots Sunday in a weeklong referendum on independence that is expected to split Africa's largest nation in two. (Associated Press)

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Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter (right) greets Southern Sudanese men waiting to cast their vote at a polling station in Juba, Southern Sudan, on Sunday, Jan 9, 2011. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

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Southern Sudanese women wait to cast their votes at a polling station in the small rural village of Peiti, Southern Sudan, on Sunday Jan 9, 2011. About four million Southern Sudanese voters began casting their ballots Sunday in a weeklong referendum on independence that is expected to split Africa's largest nation in two. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)