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Myanmar Crisis

Myanmar ends 'year in the darkness' bloodier and poorer

Violence continues and economy shrinks since February political upheaval

Protesters march in support of ousted Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi in Yangon on Dec. 6 in this still image obtained from a social media video.   © Reuters

BANGKOK -- As 2021 ends with Myanmar still under military rule, the country faces rising poverty and clashes between militants and government forces, while an uneasy calm prevails in the commercial capital Yangon.

"There is no doubt that it was a year in the darkness," said a nun living in Myanmar's largest city.

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