Photography: USAID: South Sudan's Referendum: 01_IMG_8973web

Nuer tribal dancers celebrate the launch of Voter Registration for the January 9th Referendum, on 15 November 2010 at the John Garang Memorial site in Juba, South Sudan. The Referendum is an opportunity for the South Sudanese people to cast their vote for self-determination, and either stay united with the Republic of Sudan or secede and form their own state. After independence on July 9, 2011, South Sudan became the 54th African nation.

Nuer tribal dancers celebrate the launch of Voter Registration for the January 9th Referendum, on 15 November 2010 at the John Garang Memorial site in Juba, South Sudan. The Referendum is an opportunity for the South Sudanese people to cast their vote for self-determination, and either stay united with the Republic of Sudan or secede and form their own state. After independence on July 9, 2011, South Sudan became the 54th African nation.