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A worker looks on amid a pile of logs at a holding area along the Yangon river in Yangon on July 23, 2015. Beijing on July 23 hit out at long jail sentences handed to more than 150 Chinese nationals for illegal logging in Myanmar, in the latest tremor to shake relations between the neighbours

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A worker looks on amid a pile of logs at a holding area along the Yangon river in Yangon on Thursday. Beijing hit out at long jail sentences handed to more than 150 Chinese nationals for illegal logging in Myanmar, in the latest tremor to shake relations between the neighbours

A passenger boat moves across the water while people onboard feed seagulls at Botahtaung Jetty in Yangon...A passenger boat moves across the water while people onboard feed seagulls at Botahtaung Jetty in Yangon January 22, 2015. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

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A passenger boat moves across the water while people on board feed seagulls at Botahtaung Jetty in Yangon, Myanmar 

Myanmar's day laborers unload sands from a ship as they work at a construction site Wednesday, Dec.10, 2014, in Yangon, Myanmar.

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Myanmar’s day labourers unload sand from a ship as they work at a construction site on Wednesday in Yangon, Myanmar

Men sleep covered with a mosquito net on a bridge above a train station outside Yangon August 20, 2014. REUTERS/Soe Z

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Men sleep covered with a mosquito net on a bridge above a train station outside Yangon

Local residents ride a boat on a flooded road overflown by the Bago river at a low-lying part in Bago, 80 kilometers (50 miles) northeast of Yangon, Myanmar, Monday, Aug. 4, 2014.   Flooding is common during Myanmar's monsoon season, which typically starts in late May and ends in mid-October.

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Local residents ride a boat on a flooded road overflown by the Bago river at a low-lying part in Bago, 80 kilometers (50 miles) northeast of Yangon, Myanmar

The faithful wear traditional costumes a...The faithful wear traditional costumes as they take part in a ceremony at Shwedagon pagoda on the full moon day of Kasone Festival to mark Buddha's birthday in Yangon on May 13, 2014.  The festival commemorates the anniversary of the birth, enlightenment and death of the historical Shakyamuni Gautam Buddha. AFP PHOTO/YE AUNG THUYe Aung Thu/AFP/Getty Images

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The faithful wear traditional costumes as they take part in a ceremony at Shwedagon pagoda on the full moon day of Kasone festival to mark Buddha’s birthday in Yangon, Myanmar. The festival commemorates the anniversary of the birth, enlightenment and death of the historical Shakyamuni 

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.

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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Christmas trees in Yangon, Myanmar

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, Myanmar

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 

Muslim people sit near their destroyed homes after riots broke out in a village at Oakkan town, some 100 kilometers (60 miles) north of Yangon on May 1, 2013. One person was killed and nine injured after mobs attacked mosques and burned homes in central Myanmar, authorities said on May 1, in the latest religious unrest to erupt in the nation.

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Muslims sit near their destroyed homes after riots broke out in a village at Oakkan town, about 100 km north of Yangon, on Wednesday. One person was killed and nine injured after mobs attacked mosques and burned homes in central Myanmar, authorities said, in the latest religious unrest to erupt in the country.

A worker polishes a Ford during an event by US carmaker Ford in Yangon on April 30, 2013. US carmaker Ford announced plans on April 30 to enter into the Myanmar market as sanctions have eased following democratic reforms in 2012.

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A worker polishes a Ford car during an event by the US carmaker in Yangon. Ford announced plans on Tuesday to enter into the Myanmar market as US sanctions have eased following democratic reforms in 2012.

Boys play on teak logs piled at a port in Yangon April 18, 2013.

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Boys play on teak logs piled at a port in Yangon, Myanmar, on Thursday. 

A woman lights frankincense as she prays at Shwedagon pagoda on the first day of Myanmar's traditional New Year in Yangon April 17, 2013.

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A woman lights frankincense as she prays at Shwedagon Pagoda on the first day of Myanmar‘s traditional New Year in Yangon on Wednesday.

Labourers display fish for sale at a night market in Yangon early on April 10, 2013.  A World Bank official said earlier this year that Myanmar has "enormous potential" as it undergoes reforms.

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Labourers display fish for sale at a night market in Yangon early on April 10, 2013. A World Bank official said earlier this year that Myanmar has “enormous potential” as it undergoes reforms.