Ethnic violence in Myanmar

Associated Press
Myanmar's Rakhine ethnic people pray at Shwedagon pagoda on Saturday, June 9, 2012, in Yangon, Myanmar. A group of some 150 Rakhine ethnic nationals and Buddhist monks went to the Shwedagon Pagoda - Myanmar's most revered Buddhist shrine - to say prayers for those killed in sectarian violence in western Rakhine state.  (AP Photo/Khin Maung Win)

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Sectarian clashes between Buddhists and Muslims in Meikhtila spread to at least two other towns in the country's heartland, undermining government efforts to quash an eruption of violence that has killed dozens of people and displaced 10,000 more.

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