UN officially withdraws from East Timor, 10 years after independence
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On December 31st, the UN mission in East Timor will officially withdraw from the small country after 13 years on the ground. This year Dili celebrated 10 years of independence, commemorating a painful struggle to break away from Indonesia in 1999. But as the UN transfers complete authority to East Timor officials, some observers are wondering if the country is ready.