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  • In this Thursday, March. 21, 2013 photo, local residents walk on a road near a burning building following ethnic unrest between Buddhists and Muslims in Meikhtila, Mandalay division, about 550 kilometers (340 miles) north of Yangon, Myanmar. Burning fires from two days of Buddhist-Muslim violence that killed at least 20 people smoldered across a central Myanmar town Friday as residents cowered indoors amid growing fears the country's latest bout of sectarian bloodshed could spread.

    Thousands of minority Muslims fled as overwhelmed riot police crisscrossed the still-burning town seizing machetes and hammers from enraged Buddhist mobs.

    LAST UPDATE : Mar 22, 2013, 11:00 AM EDT
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  • President of Myanmar Thein Sein, right, meets with Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard at Parliament House in Canberra, Australia, Monday, March 18, 2013.

    Thein Sein welcomed closer ties with Australia as he asked for continued support through his country's transition to "peace, democracy and prosperity."

    LAST UPDATE : Mar 18, 2013, 4:54 PM EDT
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  • Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi speaks during a meeting with villagers at a primary school during a visit to an area near the Letpadaung copper mine, in Monywa township, 760 kilometers (450 miles) north of Yangon, central Myanmar, Wednesday, March 13, 2013.

    Opposition leader gets unusual dose of public scorn for siding with the government and its report endorsing the continued operation of a controversial copper mine.

    LAST UPDATE : Mar 13, 2013, 9:28 PM EDT
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  • A Karen ethnic minority representative stands in a line to participate in first ever NLD party congress in Yangon, Myanmar, Friday, March 8, 2013.

    An important step toward making it more reflective of its democratic ideals and a sign of how far nation has come with political reform.

    LAST UPDATE : Mar 08, 2013, 11:07 AM EST
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  • A sign is posted in front of the Cisco Systems headquarters on August 10, 2011 in San Jose, California.

    After a delegation with Google, HP, Intel, and Microsoft, the company aims to develop communications tech in the Southeast Asian country.

    LAST UPDATE : Mar 07, 2013, 9:08 AM EST
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