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Sudan referendum

Southern Sudanese sit in a registration center of Al-jref Garb in the capital Khartoum , Thursday, Nov. 25, 2010. An independence referendum for oil-rich Southern Sudan is scheduled to be held Jan. 9. Sudan, with its rich resources and its great potential for conflict, has recently featured high on the U.S. foreign policy agenda. (AP Photo/Abd Raouf)