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Fresh communal riots in Myanmar

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MEIKHTILA, Myanmar - Sectarian clashes between Buddhists and Muslims in Myanmar spread to at least two other towns in the country's heartland over the weekend. 

Police in Meikhtila helped Muslims flee the violence last Friday. A state of emergency and troop deployment failed to halt the violence in central Myanmar. (AP Photo)

The new communal riots emphasise the failure of government efforts to quash an eruption of violence that has killed dozens of people and displaced 10,000 more.

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