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Several people killed and homes set ablaze in clashes between Buddhists and Muslims in Rakhine state.
Last Modified: 11 Jun 2012 09:12

President Thein Sein has declared a state of emergency in western Myanmar following deadly clashes between local Buddhists and Muslims.

State television on Sunday said a dusk to dawn curfew had been imposed in the Rakhine state capital of Sittwe and three other townships. Public gatherings of more than five persons were also banned.

The move follows rioting on Friday in two other areas of Rakhine state that, according to state media, left at least seven people dead and 17 wounded, and saw hundreds of houses burned down.


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A young Buddhist monk sits behind a sleeping child at a monastery near the site of fighting between Buddhist Rakhine and Muslim Rohingya communities in Sittwe.


STAFF/Reuters
Ethnic Rakhine men hold homemade weapons as they walk in front of a house that was burnt during fighting between Buddhist and Muslim communities. 


STAFF/Reuters
A man walks though a burnt Rohingya village.


STAFF/Reuters
Ethnic Rakhine people get water from a fire truck to extinguish fire set to their houses during the fighting. 


STAFF/Reuters
Buddhist men carry weapons as they guard their homes.


Soe Zeya Tun/Reuters
An elderly ethnic Rakhine woman carries a stick for protection.


STAFF/Reuters
A soldier stands near a plane carrying police personnel to help put an end to the violent clashes.


Soe Zeya Tun/Reuters
Police stand guard in Sittwe.


Soe Zeya Tun/Reuters
Rakhine Buddhist monks pray as hundreds of demonstrators gather at the Shwedagon pagoda in Yangon after unrest flared in the country's west. 


SOE THAN WIN/AFP/Getty Images
Buddhist demonstrators pray at the Shwedagon pagoda in Yangon, Myanmar during a protest against Rohingya Muslims, many of whom are considered to be immigrants from neighbouring Bangladesh. 


NYEIN CHAN NAING/EPA
Rohingya Muslim protesters gather in front of a United Nations regional office in Bangkok, Thailand to call for an end to violence in neighbouring Myanmar. 



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Myanmar riotshttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Myanmar-riotsen-usAl Jazeerafeedback@daylife.com10Mon, 11 Jun 2012 05:58:45 GMTMon, 11 Jun 2012 07:56:12 GMTEmergency in Myanmar state following riots http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Myanmar-riots?image_id=04qCfrz7IR92u

A young Buddhist monk sits behind a sleeping child at a monastery near the site of fighting between Buddhist Rakhine and Muslim Rohingya communities in Sittwe.

Mon, 11 Jun 2012 02:22:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Myanmar-riots?image_id=04qCfrz7IR92uSTAFFReutersReuters Pictures

A young Buddhist monk sits behind a sleeping child at a monastery near the site of fighting between Buddhist Rakhine and Muslim Rohingya communities in Sittwe.

Emergency in Myanmar state following riots
Emergency in Myanmar state following riots http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Myanmar-riots?image_id=08CBa4Eb15at3

Ethnic Rakhine men hold homemade weapons as they walk in front of a house that was burnt during fighting between Buddhist and Muslim communities. 

Mon, 11 Jun 2012 02:01:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Myanmar-riots?image_id=08CBa4Eb15at3STAFFReutersReuters Pictures

Ethnic Rakhine men hold homemade weapons as they walk in front of a house that was burnt during fighting between Buddhist and Muslim communities. 

Emergency in Myanmar state following riots
Emergency in Myanmar state following riots http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Myanmar-riots?image_id=01yk2Ob2wH23j

A man walks though a burnt Rohingya village.

Mon, 11 Jun 2012 02:03:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Myanmar-riots?image_id=01yk2Ob2wH23jSTAFFReutersReuters Pictures

A man walks though a burnt Rohingya village.

Emergency in Myanmar state following riots
Emergency in Myanmar state following riots http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Myanmar-riots?image_id=0dG1e5YbW3cZv

Ethnic Rakhine people get water from a fire truck to extinguish fire set to their houses during the fighting. 

Mon, 11 Jun 2012 01:55:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Myanmar-riots?image_id=0dG1e5YbW3cZvSTAFFReutersReuters Pictures

Ethnic Rakhine people get water from a fire truck to extinguish fire set to their houses during the fighting. 

Emergency in Myanmar state following riots
Emergency in Myanmar state following riots http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Myanmar-riots?image_id=03dscuXdcz1Zn

A Buddhist monk looks from the window behind a policeman during fighting between Buddhist Rakhine and Muslim Rohingya communities.

Mon, 11 Jun 2012 02:12:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Myanmar-riots?image_id=03dscuXdcz1ZnSTAFFReutersReuters Pictures

A Buddhist monk looks from the window behind a policeman during fighting between Buddhist Rakhine and Muslim Rohingya communities.

Emergency in Myanmar state following riots
Emergency in Myanmar state following riots http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Myanmar-riots?image_id=0alI7xa1hYf47

Buddhist men carry weapons as they guard their homes.

Sat, 09 Jun 2012 16:37:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Myanmar-riots?image_id=0alI7xa1hYf47Soe Zeya TunReutersReuters Pictures

Buddhist men carry weapons as they guard their homes.

Emergency in Myanmar state following riots
Emergency in Myanmar state following riots http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Myanmar-riots?image_id=0dWL8x28521Uu

An elderly ethnic Rakhine woman carries a stick for protection.

Mon, 11 Jun 2012 02:21:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Myanmar-riots?image_id=0dWL8x28521UuSTAFFReutersReuters Pictures

An elderly ethnic Rakhine woman carries a stick for protection.

Emergency in Myanmar state following riots
Emergency in Myanmar state following riots http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Myanmar-riots?image_id=08rLgSP3mvgAC

A soldier stands near a plane carrying police personnel to help put an end to the violent clashes.

Sat, 09 Jun 2012 16:43:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Myanmar-riots?image_id=08rLgSP3mvgACSoe Zeya TunReutersReuters Pictures

A soldier stands near a plane carrying police personnel to help put an end to the violent clashes.

Emergency in Myanmar state following riots
Emergency in Myanmar state following riots http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Myanmar-riots?image_id=0cAeb4Na7zdmx

Police stand guard in Sittwe.

Sat, 09 Jun 2012 16:39:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Myanmar-riots?image_id=0cAeb4Na7zdmxSoe Zeya TunReutersReuters Pictures

Police stand guard in Sittwe.

Emergency in Myanmar state following riots
Emergency in Myanmar state following riots http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Myanmar-riots?image_id=0gLoaVb6s77kZ

Rakhine Buddhist monks pray as hundreds of demonstrators gather at the Shwedagon pagoda in Yangon after unrest flared in the country's west. 

Sun, 10 Jun 2012 10:51:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Myanmar-riots?image_id=0gLoaVb6s77kZSOE THAN WINAFP/Getty ImagesGetty Images

Rakhine Buddhist monks pray as hundreds of demonstrators gather at the Shwedagon pagoda in Yangon after unrest flared in the country's west. 

Emergency in Myanmar state following riots
Emergency in Myanmar state following riots http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Myanmar-riots?image_id=0cPc97q9hO6hy

Buddhist demonstrators pray at the Shwedagon pagoda in Yangon, Myanmar during a protest against Rohingya Muslims, many of whom are considered to be immigrants from neighbouring Bangladesh. 

Sat, 09 Jun 2012 12:45:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Myanmar-riots?image_id=0cPc97q9hO6hyNYEIN CHAN NAINGEPAEPA Images

Buddhist demonstrators pray at the Shwedagon pagoda in Yangon, Myanmar during a protest against Rohingya Muslims, many of whom are considered to be immigrants from neighbouring Bangladesh. 

Emergency in Myanmar state following riots
Emergency in Myanmar state following riots http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Myanmar-riots?image_id=0bjd47bcqK66l

Rohingya Muslim protesters gather in front of a United Nations regional office in Bangkok, Thailand to call for an end to violence in neighbouring Myanmar. 

Mon, 11 Jun 2012 05:52:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Myanmar-riots?image_id=0bjd47bcqK66lNICOLAS ASFOURIAFP/Getty ImagesGetty Images

Rohingya Muslim protesters gather in front of a United Nations regional office in Bangkok, Thailand to call for an end to violence in neighbouring Myanmar. 

Emergency in Myanmar state following riots


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