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Muslim Rohingyas endure ethnic violence in Myanmar

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A Muslim woman collects water outside her village, which was partially burnt in recent violence, in Mrauk Oo, Myanmar, Oct. 29, 2012.

Associated Press reports — Survivors of ethnic clashes in western Myanmar lashed out at the government Monday for failing to prevent violence between Muslims and Buddhists that has displaced more than 28,000 people over the last week.

The crisis, which first began in June, has raised international concern and posed one of the biggest challenges yet to Myanmar’s reformist President Thein Sein, who inherited power from a xenophobic military junta last year.

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A Muslim woman collects pieces of metal from the rubble of a Muslim quarter of Pa Rein village that was burned in recent violence between Buddhist Rakhines and Muslim Rohingyas in Myauk Oo, Myanmar, Oct. 29.

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A Muslim woman holds her child in a Muslim quarter of Pa Rein village, Myauk Oo, Myanmar, Oct. 29.

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