In this Oct. 3, 2013 photo, Muslim gather near a burnt mosque destroyed in an attack by Buddhists in Thabyuchaing village, Thandwe township, Rakhine State, in western Myanmar. Even as President Thein ... more 
In this Oct. 3, 2013 photo, Muslim gather near a burnt mosque destroyed in an attack by Buddhists in Thabyuchaing village, Thandwe township, Rakhine State, in western Myanmar. Even as President Thein Sein came to western Myanmar to urge an end to sectarian violence, security forces could not prevent Buddhist mobs from torching the homes of minority Muslims or hacking them to death, at times, unwittingly, even encouraging them. That has raised questions about the government's ability to quench a virulent strain of religious hatred blamed for the deaths of more than 240 people in the last 18 months. The latest attack occurred Tuesday, Oct. 1, in Thandwe township, killing five just hours before President Thein touched down for a scheduled visit. (AP Photo/Khin Maung Win) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Khin Maung Win
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