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Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu K...Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi arrives on October 22, 2013 at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, eastern France, to receive the Sakharov Human Rights prize she won in 1990 at the height of the Myanmar military crackdown. She won the Sakharov Prize in 1990 as the military ignored elections won by her National League for Democracy party after a bloody popular uprising was suppressed. The military put Suu Kyi under house arrest for long periods and she was only freed in 2010, having insisted all the while on the need for reform and democracy in Myanmar.           AFP PHOTO/FREDERICK FLORINFREDERICK FLORIN/AFP/Getty Images

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Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi arrives at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, to receive the Sakharov EU human uights prize she won in 1990 at the height of the military crackdown in Myanmar Read more

A visually impaired monk is assisted as he participates in a walk to mark White Cane Day in Yangon. About 1000 blind and visually impaired people from around Myanmar took part in the event.

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A visually impaired monk is assisted as he participates in a walk to mark White Cane Day in Yangon. About 1,000 blind and visually impaired people from around Myanmar took part in the event.

An ethnic Shan fisherman catches prawns in Inle lake, one of the main tourist attractions in Myanmar...An ethnic Shan fisherman catches prawns in Inle lake, one of the main tourist attractions in Myanmar September 26, 2013. The number of international visitor arrivals to Myanmar in the first eight months of 2013 has reached over 1 million, an increase of 58 percent compared to the same period of 2012, local media reported.

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An ethnic Shan fisherman catches prawns in Inle Lake, one of the main tourist attractions in Myanmar. The number of international visitors to Myanmar in the first eight months of 2013 has reached more than 1m, an increase of 58 per cent compared with the same period of 2012, according to local media

Dailylife Myanmar...epa03884887 A picture showing children asleep on the platform of the Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon, Myanmar, 26 September 2013.  EPA/NYEIN CHAN NAING

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Children asleep on the platform of the Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon, Myanmar.

A woman stands in her verandah behind an iron-gill, speckled with Christmas trees in Yangon, Myanmar Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013

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Landless Myanmar residents pray during a protest against land grabs in Yangon on September 23, 2013. Some 200 people who are seeking the return of their lands took part in the protest in the city.

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Landless Myanmar residents pray during a protest against land grabs in Yangon on Monday. Some 200 people who are seeking the return of their lands took part in the protest in the city.

Pedestrians make their way along a flooded road while vehicles make slow progress in heavy traffic on Thursday, Aug 22, 2013, in Yangon, Myanmar. Heavy rains on Thursday evening caused road flooding and traffic congestion in many parts of Yangon. (AP Photo/Khin Maung Win)

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Pedestrians make their way along a flooded road while vehicles make slow progress in heavy traffic on Thursday in Yangon, MyanmarRead more

Rickshaw drivers rest on a Yangon street corner in Myanmar, Wednesday, July 10, 2013.(AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)

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Rickshaw drivers rest on a Yangon street corner in Myanmar on Wednesday Read more

A Muslim Rohingya man works on constructing a tent after arriving back to a camp for iternally displaced people in the village of Mansi on the outskirts of Sittwe on May 17, 2013.  Bangladesh and Myanmar cleaned up on May 17 after a killer cyclone wrecked thousands of homes, relieved that the damage was not much worse after the storm weakened as it made landfall. At least 40 people were either killed by Cyclone Mahasen or while trying to flee its impact, including 25 Muslim Rohingya whose bodies washed up on the shores of Bangladesh after their boat capsized while sailing from Myanmar.

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A Muslim Rohingya man works on constructing a tent after arriving back to a camp for internally displaced people in the village of Mansi on the outskirts of Sittwe, Myanmar, on Friday. After a killer cyclone wrecked thousands of homes, Bangladesh and Myanmar were relieved that the damage was not much worse after the storm weakened as it made landfall. At least 40 people were either killed by Cyclone Mahasen or while trying to flee its impact, including 25 Muslim Rohingya whose bodies washed up on the shores of Bangladesh after their boat capsized while sailing from Myanmar.

Internally displaced Rohingya women sit in the back of a truck ready to leave their camp in Sittwe, northwestern Rakhine State, Myanmar, Thursday, May 16, 2013. Tens of thousands of displaced Rohingya people live in the plastic-roofed tents and huts made of reeds, and they distrust nearly any order from a government that barely acknowledges they exist. Even as rain and wind from the edges of Cyclone Mahasen began to pelt the coast near the city on Thursday morning, most people camped there appeared to be staying put. Some, however, were taking down their tents and hauling their belongings away in cycle-rickshaws, or carrying them in bags balanced on their heads. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)

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Internally displaced Rohingya women sit in the back of a truck ready to leave their camp in Sittwe, northwestern Rakhine State, Myanmar on Thursday. Tens of thousands of displaced Rohingya people who live in the plastic-roofed tents and reed huts distrust orders from a government that barely acknowledges their exist. So even as rain and wind from the edges of cyclone Mahasen began to pelt the coast near the city on Thursday morning, most people camped there appeared to be staying put. Some, however, were taking down their tents and hauling their belongings away in cycle-rickshaws, or carrying them in bags balanced on their heads