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Nicholas Farrelly: Don't overlook Myanmar's urban-rural divide

Fishermen on Myanmar's Inle Lake are known for their distinctive, one-legged rowing technique.   © Getty Images

Until recently, much of what we knew -- or thought we knew -- about Myanmar was refracted through the borderlands the country shares with Thailand. The region's prolonged humanitarian crisis, with countless stories of dislocation and despair, shaped the way the world saw Myanmar.

     Sadly, in the past half-decade, life along the border has not improved a great deal. Conflicts in some border regions of Myanmar continue to rumble along, to the great frustration of peacemakers.

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