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Punk rockers break Myanmar's silence on religious attacks

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Punk rockers draw double-takes as they dart through traffic, but it is not just the pink hair, leather jackets or skull tattoos that make these 20-somethings rebels: it is their willingness to speak out against Buddhist monks instigating violence against Muslims while other groups in Myanmar are silent. 

In this Tuesday, July 9, 2013 photo, Kyaw Kyaw, lead singer of punk rock band Rebel Riot, rehearses with his group members in a Yangon studio, Myanmar. (AP photo)

"If they were real monks, I'd be quiet, but they aren't," says Kyaw Kyaw, lead singer of Rebel Riot, as his drummer knocks out the beat for a new song slamming religious hypocrisy and an anti-Muslim movement known as "969."

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