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Myanmar Muslims call off Eid celebrations
  Pope Francis walks tightrope in Myanmar

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  Pope Francis has arrived in Myanmar, becoming the first pope to ever visit the southeast Asian nation

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  Following a week that has seen deadly sectarian violence, a group of Islamic organizations had canceled all celebrations for religious holiday


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   Vatican: Benedict XVI prayed for peace in Syria, reconciliation in Myanmar, and comfort in flood-stricken Thailand and the Philippines in his Christmas message

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May.20   Thousands pray for strength
  Monks began to chant and the worshippers prayed. Many brought their children, some of whom laughed and played marbles in the pavilion

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Oct.7 135 monks reportedly detained
  The junta says at least 10 people were killed in the crackdown and that some 1,000 remain in detention centers Myanmar: Protest monks had weapons  Military leaders are saying that weapons had been seized from Buddhist monasteries and threatening to punish all violators of the law Sep.26 Monasteries in night raids
  Security forces have launched raids on monasteries and arrested scores of monks, as they try to stem a rising tide of protests
Sep.20 Monks protest for third day Map of Yangon Myanmar  Nearly 1,000 Buddhist monks marched in Yangon in the challenge to the iron-fisted junta, a show of strength rare under military rule Sep.19 Monks protests escalate   Thousands of Buddhist monks have protested in several cities in escalating protests against the military government Sep.18 '1,000 monks' march
  Military officials in Burma have used tear gas to disperse more than 1,000 Buddhist monks marched peacefully in two cities
 Part of a wave of anti-government protests

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B. 2017-11-27 Pope Francis walks tightrope in Myanmar Myanmar
C. 2012-10-27 Myanmar Muslims call off Eid celebrations Myanmar
3. 2012-02-09 Burma monk Gambira 'taken away' Myanmar
E. 2008-05-20 Thousands pray for strength Myanmar
5. 2007-10-07 135 monks reportedly detained Myanmar
G. 2007-10-07 Myanmar: Protest monks had weapons Myanmar
2007-09-26 Monasteries in night raids Myanmar
I. 2007-09-20 Monks protest for third day Yangon, Myanmar

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