South Sudanese celebrate the birth of their nation

South Sudanese wept openly as they celebrated their independence Saturday, cheering, whistling and dancing down the streets in a ceremony fitting for the birth of a new nation.

“We are free at last,” some chanted, flags draped around their shoulders.

A man on his knees kissed the ground.

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