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Sudanese migrants celebrating in Tel Aviv the upcoming independence of Southern Sudan

Women and men danced and waved the black, red and green flag of what may soon be the world's newest country.

By Thore Schroeder
10.01.11

As the people of Southern Sudan began voting on a weeklong referendum on independence on Sunday, more than 300 of their countrymen rallied in Tel Aviv to support secession.

"Separation yes, unity no" was the slogan most often heard during the afternoon rally in Neveh Sha'anan's Levinsky Park. Women and men danced and waved the black, red and green flag of what may soon be the world's newest country.

In addition to dances, the demonstration also featured speeches by tribal and religious representatives, as well as supportive and critical messages directed at the migrants' host country.

Many participants were wearing colorful traditional dress, but Samuel Gak, 31, was dressed in a spotless gray suit that he had bought for the occasion

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Added: Jan-10-2011 
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