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For several years I've been studying Sudan's political turmoil and the resulting migrations of tribes around and into South Sudan as border tensions fluctuate. These tensions are not new to a country divided not only ethnically, but spiritually and economically as a predominant Arab government in Khartoum has, until recent history, held the economic purse strings for a largely animist, agriculturally based South Sudan. On July 9, 2011, South Sudan voted to secede from the North splitting the country in half and taking with it most of the country's oil reserves. Tensions grew into armed conflicts along the new border. Suddenly choices about where to live and raise families had to be made for the marginalized living along the border. Where to farm and find food? Many times splintered by blasts in the black of night, tribes ran blindly into the bush seeking refuge. Tightly knit for generations these tribes, having relied--with their lives--for years on one another, now had unraveled and become refugees within their own country. This is a mere snapshot of these lives.

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