South Sudan, the world’s youngest nation, first anniversary

1. Performers get ready to take part in a parade marking the first anniversary of South Sudan’s first Independence

South Sudan, the world's youngest nation, first anniversary

2. Sudan’s People Liberation Army veterans wounded in action march in a parade mark the first anniversary of South Sudan’s independence

South Sudan, the world's youngest nation, first anniversary

3. A wounded SPLA veteran re-enacts the fighting against Sudan

South Sudan, the world's youngest nation, first anniversary

4. A man holds South Sudanese flags as he prepares to dance at the country’s anniversary celebrations

South Sudan, the world's youngest nation, first anniversary

5. South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir attends celebrations to mark the first anniversary of the country’s independence at the John Garang

South Sudan, the world's youngest nation, first anniversary

6. South Sudanese men dance during the festivities

South Sudan, the world's youngest nation, first anniversary

7. Traditional dancers perform during celebrations to mark the first anniversary of the Republic of South Sudan’s independence

South Sudan, the world's youngest nation, first anniversary

8. South Sudan’s military parade at the country’s anniversary celebrations, at the John Garang mausoleum in Juba

South Sudan, the world's youngest nation, first anniversary



9. A helicopter carrying the national flag flies over crowds during the independence anniversary celebrations in Juba

South Sudan, the world's youngest nation, first anniversary

10. The Sudan’s People Liberation Army brass band performs in the parade

South Sudan, the world's youngest nation, first anniversary

11. A man conducts a marching band during the ceremony

South Sudan, the world's youngest nation, first anniversary