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Botswana's 50th Birthday Celebration in Photos

An exclusive behind-the-scenes look inside Botswana’s 50th Independence Day (BOT50) celebrations at the National Stadium in Gaborone.

Botswana turned 50 yesterday. Months of hype surrounding the southern African nation's golden jubilee celebrations culminated in thousands of Batswana gathering at the National Stadium in Gaborone to celebrate half a century of independence.

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