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As South Sudan gears up to complete its democratic elections with the conduct of free, fair and peaceful elections at the end of next year, communities in Mayom, Unity state, believe that guns must be silenced and removed from civilian hands to usher in lasting peace. Photo by Jacob Ruai/UNMISS

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More than a couple of games, the recent Sports for Peace event in Bentiu united a massive crowd of people for a few precious hours together. Photos: Peter Bateman/UNMISS

Thousands came to an UNMISS event in Aweil North County to enjoy music, dancing and information about the country's peace process. Photos: Deng Mou/UNMISS