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Rohingya Muslims Flee To Bangladesh As Violence Shakes Burma

A wave of deadly violence has forced thousands of Rohingya Muslims to flee their homes in Burma, also known as Myanmar, and seek refuge in neighboring Bangladesh. The UN estimates that some 40,000 people have fled the country since the latest violence erupted a week ago. Rohingya militants reportedly attacked police posts on August 25, prompting a counterattack by security forces.


Rohingya refugees sit with their belongings during heavy rain after they were detained by border guards for illegally crossing into Bangladesh.
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Rohingya refugees sit with their belongings during heavy rain after they were detained by border guards for illegally crossing into Bangladesh.

Refugees reach for food aid at the Kutupalong refugee camp in Ukhiya, near the Bangladesh-Burma border.
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Refugees reach for food aid at the Kutupalong refugee camp in Ukhiya, near the Bangladesh-Burma border.

People cover the bodies of Rohingya women and children who died after their boat capsized while crossing the Bay of Bengal, near Teknaf, Bangladesh.
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People cover the bodies of Rohingya women and children who died after their boat capsized while crossing the Bay of Bengal, near Teknaf, Bangladesh.

New Rohingya refugees wait to enter a makeshift refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh.
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New Rohingya refugees wait to enter a makeshift refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh.

Hundreds of refugees are held by Bangladeshi border guards in Teknaf after they illegally crossed into the country.
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Hundreds of refugees are held by Bangladeshi border guards in Teknaf after they illegally crossed into the country.

Refugees wait in the rain after being detained by border guards.
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Refugees wait in the rain after being detained by border guards.

Charred remains of a house that was burned to the ground near the town of Maungdaw in Burma's northern Rakhine State, where the violence is ongoing.
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Charred remains of a house that was burned to the ground near the town of Maungdaw in Burma's northern Rakhine State, where the violence is ongoing.

Burmese soldiers rescue people of the Daingnet ethnic group, part of the country's Buddhist majority, in Rakhine State, during an outbreak of fighting between militants and security forces.
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Burmese soldiers rescue people of the Daingnet ethnic group, part of the country's Buddhist majority, in Rakhine State, during an outbreak of fighting between militants and security forces.

A displaced man of the Rakhine ethnic group arrives at a temporary shelter in Sittwe, Rakhine State.
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A displaced man of the Rakhine ethnic group arrives at a temporary shelter in Sittwe, Rakhine State.

Displaced ethnic Rakhine families from Maungdaw township rest at a temporary shelter in Sittwe.
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Displaced ethnic Rakhine families from Maungdaw township rest at a temporary shelter in Sittwe.

Royal Malaysia Police officers detain a Rohingya Muslim protester from Burma during a demonstration in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
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Royal Malaysia Police officers detain a Rohingya Muslim protester from Burma during a demonstration in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

A Rohingya woman cries with her child after Bangladeshi border guards detained them in Cox's Bazar.
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A Rohingya woman cries with her child after Bangladeshi border guards detained them in Cox's Bazar.

Burmese soldiers travel by boat from Buthidaung to Sittwe in Rakhine State.
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Burmese soldiers travel by boat from Buthidaung to Sittwe in Rakhine State.

Rakhine people flee from the conflict area in Burma's Rakhine State.
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Rakhine people flee from the conflict area in Burma's Rakhine State.

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