The Republic of South Sudan
Sudanese run towards the Masoluem around 7am to get a spot for the ceremony.
Messages to the President of Sudan.
President of South Sudan, Salva Kiir.
Salva Kiir holds up the Declaration of Independence just after signing it.
Dozens of people were evacuated from the venue because of dehydration or sunstroke.
Some of the soldiers injured during the civil war(s).