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Tens of thousands displaced following ethnic violence in Myanmar

Clashes between Rakhine people, who make up the majority of the state's population, and Muslims from the state of Rohingya began in June

Tens of thousands displaced following ethnic violence in Myanmar
People wait as more people displaced by the recent violence between Buddhist Rakhine and Muslim Rohingya in Kyuk Phyu township. People moved with their belongings by boats to Thae Chaung refugee camp on October 28, 2012 on the outskirts of Sittwe, Myanmar. Over twenty thousand people have been left displaced following violent clashes which has so far claimed a reported 80 lives. Clashes between Rakhine people, who make up the majority of the state's population, and Muslims from the state of Rohingya began in June. (Getty Images)
Tens of thousands displaced following ethnic violence in Myanmar
Muslim ladies collect metal pieces from the rubble of Muslim quarter in Pa Rein village, Myauk Oo township, that was burned in recent violence between Buddhist Rakhines and Muslim Rohingyas on October 29, 2012 in Rakhine state, Myanmar. Over twenty thousand people have been left displaced following violent clashes which has so far claimed a reported 80 lives. Clashes between Rakhine people, who make up the majority of the state's population, and Muslims from the state of Rohingya began in June. (Getty Images)
Tens of thousands displaced following ethnic violence in Myanmar
Buddhist Rakhine Ladies sit in the front of their house in Rakhine quarter of Pa Rein village, Myauk Oo township on October 29, 2012 in Rakhine state, Myanmar. Over twenty thousand people have been left displaced following violent clashes which has so far claimed a reported 80 lives. Clashes between Rakhine people, who make up the majority of the state's population, and Muslims from the state of Rohingya began in June. (Getty Images)
Tens of thousands displaced following ethnic violence in Myanmar
Victims of ethnic violence receive treatment in Kyauk Taw township hospital, staffed by a sole doctor on October 25, 2012 in Kyauk Taw, Myanmar. Over twenty thousand people have been left displaced following violent clashes which has so far claimed a reported 80 lives. Clashes between Rakhine people, who make up the majority of the state's population, and Muslims from the state of Rohingya began in June. (Getty Images)
Tens of thousands displaced following ethnic violence in Myanmar
People, displaced by the recent violence between Buddhist Rakhine and Muslim Rohingya in Kyuk Phyu township, carry their belongings as they arrive to Thae Chaung refugee camp on October 28, 2012 on the outskirts of Sittwe, Myanmar. Over twenty thousand people have been left displaced following violent clashes which has so far claimed a reported 80 lives. Clashes between Rakhine people, who make up the majority of the state's population, and Muslims from the state of Rohingya began in June. (Getty Images)
Tens of thousands displaced following ethnic violence in Myanmar
A man transports a basket and a bucket on a pole at quarter No.3 in Pauktaw township, that was burned in recent violence between Buddhist Rakhine and Muslim Rohingya, on October 27, 2012 in Pauktaw, Myanmar. Over twenty thousand people have been left displaced following violent clashes which has so far claimed a reported 80 lives. Clashes between Rakhine people, who make up the majority of the state's population, and Muslims from the state of Rohingya began in June. (Getty Images)