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Workers at a brick factory toil through sweltering heat to shape, dry and bake bricks. The work is seasonal and labor-intensive. The manager says if he has openings, he'll give a job to anyone willing to do the work. Michael Sullivan for NPR hide caption

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Long-Persecuted Rohingya Find Refuge, But Not Acceptance, In Bangladesh

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The Balukali refugee camp, located about an hour's drive south of the seaside tourist city of Cox's Bazar, is one of many informal camps in southern Bangladesh. An estimated 2,000 Rohingya families who fled neighboring Myanmar live in Balukali. Michael Sullivan for NPR hide caption

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Rohingya Fleeing Myanmar Describe Military Tactic Of Systematic Rape

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In This Globe-Trotting Dessert, Many Immigrants Find A Taste Of Home

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Aung San Suu Kyi (left) speaks with military generals during the presidential handover ceremony in Naypyitaw, Myanmar on Wednesday. Suu Kyi, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate, will hold several top positions in the new civilian government, including the post of foreign minister. Nyein Chan Naing/AP hide caption

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A vendor holds a calendar featuring Myanmar's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi in Myanmar. Myanmar's current president has promised a peaceful transfer of power. Gemunu Amarasinghe/AP hide caption

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Myanmar's Parliament speaker Shwe Mann leaves after a news conference at the Union Solidarity and Development Party headquarters in Naypyitaw, Myanmar. He was ousted from the post on Thursday. Aung Shine Oo/AP hide caption

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Members of the Kachin Independence Army train at a refugee camp in northern Myanmar. Anthony Kuhn/NPR hide caption

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For Myanmar's Kachin Rebels, Life Teeters Between War, Peace

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Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (right) walks with Myanmar's then-prime minister, Gen. Thein Sein, at the Presidential Palace in Jakarta on March 16, 2009. Both men are former military officers, leading their Southeast Asian nations along a sometimes rocky path to democracy. Bay Ismoyo/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Policemen walk toward burning buildings in Sittwe, where some residents fled burning homes and gunshots as deadly ethnic violence broke out. Khin Maung Win/AP hide caption

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