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Traditionally dressed men walk during a rehearsal of the Independence Day ceremony in Juba July 5, 2011. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic 

What drew me in to the photo was the texture and color of their clothing. But the expression on their faces is what kept me looking. Their serene look struck me considering the challenges that await their new country of South Sudan. They look tired but thankful for that particular moment of quiet.
Joanne Ciccarello, assistant photo editor
check out the other Photos of the Day for July 5th.


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csmphoto:

Traditionally dressed men walk during a rehearsal of the Independence Day ceremony in Juba July 5, 2011. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic 

What drew me in to the photo was the texture and color of their clothing. But the expression on their faces is what kept me looking. Their serene look struck me considering the challenges that await their new country of South Sudan. They look tired but thankful for that particular moment of quiet.

Joanne Ciccarello, assistant photo editor

check out the other Photos of the Day for July 5th.

Yes, the Monitor’s Photo Department has a Tumblr blog. Have you checked it out lately?