Photography: USAID: South Sudan's Referendum: 08_IMG_0759web

8.	The Governor of Upper Nile Brigadier Simon Kun Puoch and SSRC State High Committee Chairman Bol Puot Yut watch as women register to vote at the Sudan Council of Churches (SCC) Referendum Centre in Malakal, Upper Nile State. 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.

8. The Governor of Upper Nile Brigadier Simon Kun Puoch and SSRC State High Committee Chairman Bol Puot Yut watch as women register to vote at the Sudan Council of Churches (SCC) Referendum Centre in Malakal, Upper Nile State. 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.