Celebratory portraits from the unilateral referendum in Abyei

The border region of Abyei held a unilateral referendum on the 27-29 of October, in which 64,433 ballots were cast to determine unity with either Sudan or South Sudan. After counting each ballot by hand the results were announced on the 31st of October, with 99.99% of the votes for South Sudan.  The vote has not been recognized by Sudan, South Sudan, the United Nations, or the African Union, although this did not stop the Ngok Dinka community in Abyei from celebrating.