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Myanmar army moves into riot town

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MEIKHTILA, MYANMAR — Myanmar's army took control of a ruined central city on Saturday, regaining control after several days of clashes between Buddhists and Muslims that killed dozens of people and left scores of buildings in flames in the worst sectarian bloodshed to hit the country this year. 

Myanmar police help Muslim refugees move to a temporary camp near Meikhtila about 550 kilometres north of Yangon,on Friday.(AP Photo)

Truckloads of soldiers could be seen patrolling Meikhtila and taking up positions at intersections and banks as some residents, who had cowered in their homes for days since the mayhem started on Wednesday, began wandering their streets to take in the destruction.

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