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Unrest in Myanmar

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Buddhist monks march in Yangon, Myanmar’s main city, where demonstrations took a deadly turn as security forces cracked down on protesters. Although the secretive government acknowledged that one man had been killed, witnesses and overseas dissident groups told news agencies that as many as five people had been shot to death or otherwise killed. The latest protests were sparked by a rise in fuel prices, which hit residents hard. (Associated Press)
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Soldiers prepare to head to an anti-government protest in Yangon where hundreds of riot police and soldiers used batons and tear gas to drive back crowds. Security forces also took up positions outside six large monasteries to discourage the monks from within from taking to the streets. (European Pressphoto Agency)
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Buddhist monks take to the streets of Yangon for the ninth straight day, defying a ban on public assembly by Myanmar’s secretive government. (Democratic Voice of Burma / AP)
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Monks and other civilians run amid flames and smoke in downtown Yangon after police used violent force to disperse the crowds of protesters. Shots were fired at demonstrators and witnesses said many monks were beaten and dragged off by authorities. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Civilians help a monk injured during the Yangon crackdown. The monks hold strong moral authority in Burmese society and their anti-government protest drew thousands of sympathizers. (European Pressphoto Agency)
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Riot police attempt to hold back a crowd during ongoing daily demonstrations in downtown Yangon. Security forces resorted to live rounds, batons and tear gas in an effort to disband protesters. (AFP/Getty Images)
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An injured monk receives medical treatment after a violent police crackdown on protesters in downtown Yangon. (AFP/Getty Images)
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