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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