A president dies, new nations are born, the MLB All-Star Game goes indoors, and a jam band performs for the last time, all on this day.
2011: South Sudan gains independence and secedes from Sudan. Here the country's presidential guard await the arrival of foreign dignitaries for the country's official independence celebrations in the capital city of Juba.
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Christian Hartmann, Mario Anzuoni/Reuters
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