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9 July 2012 Last updated at 12:13

South Sudan marks first birthdaySouth Sudanese military wave the national flag celebrating the anniversary of South Sudan"s first Independence day on July 9, 2012 in Juba, South Sudan

President Salva Kiir says South Sudan needs to be "independent economically" in his speech to mark the first anniversary of its independence.

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