Full photo coverage of South Sudan Independence Celebration

7 July - Construction of facilities and rehearsal of celebrations (marching, sporting events and dancing) for South Sudan independenceon 9 July. Photos: UNMIS/Paul Banks.

9 July - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's arrival at Juba airport to attend South Sudan's independence ceremonies.

9 July - Reception of dignitaries arriving at Juba airport to attend South Sudan independence ceremonies. Photos by Isaac Gideon.

9 July - South Sudan's independence ceremonies