January 9, 2011 5:27 PM

Fighting doesn't discourage southern Sudanese voters

In Southern Sudan's capital, Juba, the first day of the week-long voting process was peaceful and orderly. Lines outside polling stations reached into the thousands as people snaked through open yards and poured into the street. The only area that did not vote as scheduled was Abyei on the border, where a dispute is flaring over who can vote.

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