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Survivors criticize Myanmar government over clashes

SITTWE, Myanmar — Survivors of ethnic clashes in western Myanmar lashed out at the government Monday for failing to prevent violence between Muslims and Buddhists that has displaced some 28,000 people over the last week.

The crisis, which began in June, has raised international concern and posed one of the biggest challenges yet to President Thein Sein, a reformist who inherited power from a xenophobic military junta last year.

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