Activists Thwe Thwe Win, center left, and Aye Net, center right, walk through a make-shift tent where the protesting Buddhist monks occupy the office entrance to the Chinese copper mine company Wan Bao Co. Ltd in Letpadaung mine, Monywa township, northwestern Myanmar, Wednesday, Nov 28, 2012. Hundreds of Buddhist monks and villagers occupying a Letpadaung mine defied a government order to leave by Wednesday, saying they will stay until the project is halted. The protest is the latest example of increased activism by citizens since an elected government took over last year following almost five decades of repressive military rule. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)

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Activists Thwe Thwe Win, center left, and Aye Net, center right, walk through a make-shift tent where the protesting Buddhist monks occupy the office entrance to the Chinese copper mine company Wan Bao Co. Ltd in Letpadaung mine, Monywa township, northwestern Myanmar, Wednesday, Nov 28, 2012. Hundreds of Buddhist monks and villagers occupying a Letpadaung mine defied a government order to leave by Wednesday, saying they will stay until the project is halted. The protest is the latest example of increased activism by citizens since an elected government took over last year following almost five decades of repressive military rule. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)
Activists Thwe Thwe Win, center left, and Aye Net, center right, walk through a make-shift tent where the protesting Buddhist monks occupy the office entrance to the Chinese copper mine company Wan Bao Co. Ltd in Letpadaung mine, Monywa township, northwestern Myanmar, Wednesday, Nov 28, 2012. Hundreds of Buddhist monks and villagers occupying a Letpadaung mine defied a government order to leave by Wednesday, saying they will stay until the project is halted. The protest is the latest example of increased activism by citizens since an elected government took over last year following almost five decades of repressive military rule. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)
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