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NEW NATION: A South Sudanese soldier stood at attention during a parade rehearsal in Juba Thursday. The world’s newest nation will celebrate its independence Saturday in South Sudan’s capital, as the mainly ethnic African south officially breaks away from the Arab-dominated north. (Phil Moore/AFP/Getty Images)

FOR MOM: Pfc. Joseph Amato, 33, of Patterson, N.J., showed off a tattoo Thursday in Kunar Province, Afghanistan. ‘I was 19 and originally had my girlfriend’s name there but we broke up so I had my mom put on it to cover it up. I should have just had Mom on it from the beginning ‘cause I love my mom. It always make me think of her, makes me miss her and her good old Italian home cooking.’ (David Goldman/Associated Press)

HELP NEEDED: A malnourished child lay on a bed at Banadir hospital in Mogadishu, Somalia, Friday, after fleeing from southern Somalia. Thousands of people have arrived in Mogadishu over the past two weeks seeking assistance, due to lack of water and food. (Farah Abdi Warsameh/Associated Press)

HOMELESS: Street children slept on a cardboard box as vehicle passed by in Pasay, Philippines, Friday. (Francis R. Malasig/European Pressphoto Agency)

BACKFLIP: Young people cooled off in a pool in a ruined warehouse in the southern Russian city of Rostov-on-Don Friday. The pool was created from a spring in the buildings, which date to the 19th century and are federally preserved monuments of architecture. (Sergei Karpov/Reuters)

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