People travel from Agok, South Sudan to Abyei by bus. 64,775 people registered to vote in Abyei's referendum, many of whom were displaced by previous fighting but returned to Abyei to vote.
       
     
 Women stay wrapped in blankets to keep warm in the early hours of the morning in Abyei.
       
     
 A man plays the radio on his phone before going to vote in Abyei.
       
     
 Women wait to vote at an abandoned school converted into a voting center in Abyei.
       
     
 Men check their names on the registration list in an abondened school converted into a voting center in Abyei.
       
     
 A woman receives her ballot from a volunteer for the Abyei Area Community Referendum Commission (AACRC)  at a voting center in Abyei.   
       
     
 A woman holds her ballot as she waits in line before entering the voting booth.
       
     
 A volunteer with the AACRC directs a woman where to cast her vote at a voting centerin Abyei.
       
     
 Dinka Ngok youth dance to live music in celebration of the referendum in Abyei.   
       
     
 Boys doze in the early morning outside an abandoned school in Abyei.
       
     
 A woman wakes in the morning outside a destroyed building in Abyei.
       
     
 A young girl walks through the kitchen of an abandoned house she and her family are temporarily living in while in Abyei to vote.
       
     
 A volunteer with the AACRC holds his head while he and other volunteers count votes in Abyei.
       
     
 A woman stands by her bed as she wraps a shawl around her the morning referendum results are announced.
       
     
 Dinka Ngok women parade through the streets of Abyei the day results are announced.
       
     
 People from the nine Dinka Ngok tribes parade through the streets of Abyei after the AACRC announced 99% of the Dinka Ngok tribes voted in favor of Abyei joining South Sudan.
       
     
 Dinka Ngok perform a traditional dance after the results are announced in Abyei.
       
     
 Dinka Ngok dance and run around a central tree trunk in celebration of the referendum results to join South Sudan.
       
     
 People travel from Agok, South Sudan to Abyei by bus. 64,775 people registered to vote in Abyei's referendum, many of whom were displaced by previous fighting but returned to Abyei to vote.
       
     

People travel from Agok, South Sudan to Abyei by bus. 64,775 people registered to vote in Abyei's referendum, many of whom were displaced by previous fighting but returned to Abyei to vote.

 Women stay wrapped in blankets to keep warm in the early hours of the morning in Abyei.
       
     

Women stay wrapped in blankets to keep warm in the early hours of the morning in Abyei.

 A man plays the radio on his phone before going to vote in Abyei.
       
     

A man plays the radio on his phone before going to vote in Abyei.

 Women wait to vote at an abandoned school converted into a voting center in Abyei.
       
     

Women wait to vote at an abandoned school converted into a voting center in Abyei.

 Men check their names on the registration list in an abondened school converted into a voting center in Abyei.
       
     

Men check their names on the registration list in an abondened school converted into a voting center in Abyei.

 A woman receives her ballot from a volunteer for the Abyei Area Community Referendum Commission (AACRC)  at a voting center in Abyei.   
       
     

A woman receives her ballot from a volunteer for the Abyei Area Community Referendum Commission (AACRC)  at a voting center in Abyei.

 

 A woman holds her ballot as she waits in line before entering the voting booth.
       
     

A woman holds her ballot as she waits in line before entering the voting booth.

 A volunteer with the AACRC directs a woman where to cast her vote at a voting centerin Abyei.
       
     

A volunteer with the AACRC directs a woman where to cast her vote at a voting centerin Abyei.

 Dinka Ngok youth dance to live music in celebration of the referendum in Abyei.   
       
     

Dinka Ngok youth dance to live music in celebration of the referendum in Abyei.

 

 Boys doze in the early morning outside an abandoned school in Abyei.
       
     

Boys doze in the early morning outside an abandoned school in Abyei.

 A woman wakes in the morning outside a destroyed building in Abyei.
       
     

A woman wakes in the morning outside a destroyed building in Abyei.

 A young girl walks through the kitchen of an abandoned house she and her family are temporarily living in while in Abyei to vote.
       
     

A young girl walks through the kitchen of an abandoned house she and her family are temporarily living in while in Abyei to vote.

 A volunteer with the AACRC holds his head while he and other volunteers count votes in Abyei.
       
     

A volunteer with the AACRC holds his head while he and other volunteers count votes in Abyei.

 A woman stands by her bed as she wraps a shawl around her the morning referendum results are announced.
       
     

A woman stands by her bed as she wraps a shawl around her the morning referendum results are announced.

 Dinka Ngok women parade through the streets of Abyei the day results are announced.
       
     

Dinka Ngok women parade through the streets of Abyei the day results are announced.

 People from the nine Dinka Ngok tribes parade through the streets of Abyei after the AACRC announced 99% of the Dinka Ngok tribes voted in favor of Abyei joining South Sudan.
       
     

People from the nine Dinka Ngok tribes parade through the streets of Abyei after the AACRC announced 99% of the Dinka Ngok tribes voted in favor of Abyei joining South Sudan.

 Dinka Ngok perform a traditional dance after the results are announced in Abyei.
       
     

Dinka Ngok perform a traditional dance after the results are announced in Abyei.

 Dinka Ngok dance and run around a central tree trunk in celebration of the referendum results to join South Sudan.
       
     

Dinka Ngok dance and run around a central tree trunk in celebration of the referendum results to join South Sudan.