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In democratic Myanmar, war wracks Rakhine state

Rakhine Buddhists, displaced from Maungdaw and sheltering in a monastery in Sittwe, the capital of Rakhine State, Myanmar, are registered to be moved to a provisional shelter in the outskirts of the town, Oct. 18. (Photo by Carlos Sardina Galache)

SITTWE, Myanmar -- In mid-October, Maung Hla Tun, a 45-year-old Buddhist, fled his village in the remote district of Maungdaw, in Myanmar's western Rakhine State, after it became a virtual war zone. Six days earlier, more than 250 people armed with knives, spikes and old guns had launched coordinated attacks against the Border Police Guard in the area, and a joint force of soldiers and police responded by launching a sweeping search for armed militants.

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