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  • In a timeless ritual here in Myanmar's rice basket, laborers in bamboo hats scattered seeds in calf-deep water and cajoled oxen through the thick mud.

    LAST UPDATE : Aug 21, 2012, 10:33 AM EDT
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  • Crowds turned out Wednesday in cities across Myanmar to commemorate the 24th anniversary of massive pro-democracy protests, with the government giving its approval — and even financial support — for the first time.

    LAST UPDATE : Aug 21, 2012, 8:07 AM EDT
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  • In this photo taken on Aug. 5, 2012 Pakistani Taliban patrol in their stronghold of Shawal in Pakistani tribal region of South Waziristan. Taliban spokesman Ahsanullah Ahsan told the Associated Press that Taliban threatened to kill a Pakistani cricket star Imran Khan who has become a major political player if he holds a planned march to their tribal stronghold along the Afghan border to protest U.S. drone attacks. Ahsan said “If he comes, our suicide bombers will target him,”

    The Taliban have threatened to kill a Pakistani cricket star turned politician if he holds a planned march to their tribal stronghold along the Afghan border to protest U.S. drone attacks.

    LAST UPDATE : Aug 21, 2012, 8:07 AM EDT
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