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Jes Petersen, CEO of Phandeeyar, a Yangon-based tech hub, speaks to visiting U.S. government officials and civil society activists. Phandeeyar is one of several groups that have pressed Facebook to moderate its Burmese-language content to prevent hate speech. Anthony Kuhn/NPR hide caption

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A Rohingya woman walks past a flooded farm near the Kutupalong Refugee Camp in Bangladesh, where the monsoon season started in June and has caused casualties and landslides. Jana Cavojska / SOPA/LightRocket via Getty Images hide caption

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A market on the Strand, a main thoroughfare in Sittwe. Anthony Kuhn /NPR hide caption

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'Deeply Disturbing' Conditions For Rohingya In Myanmar, And Those Yet To Return

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Hindu women cry at the site of a mass grave that Myanmar troops said they found last September in Maungdaw township. Amnesty International says local village leaders identified dozens of corpses unearthed from the graves the week before. STR/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A 360-degree camera is used to document the Khe Min Ga Zedi temple in Bagan, Myanmar. Kieran Kesner for CyArk hide caption

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3D Scans Help Preserve History, But Who Should Own Them?

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U.N. Special Rapporteur to Myanmar Yanghee Lee speaks at a press conference after reporting to the Human Rights Council in Geneva on Monday. Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Myanmar State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi, in a national address in September, said she felt deeply for the suffering of all people caught up in conflict scorching through Rakhine state — in her first comments that also mentioned Muslims displaced by violence. Ye Aung Thu/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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On the left, a satellite image of the village of Thit Tone Nar Gwa Son on Dec. 2; on the right, the same village seen from space earlier this week. Human rights advocates say the government is destroying what amounts to scores of crime scenes before any credible investigation takes place. DigitalGlobe via AP hide caption

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Ten Rohingya Muslim men kneel with their hands bound as members of the Myanmar security forces stand guard in Inn Din village on Sept. 2, 2017. The photo has been published as part of an extensive Reuters investigation into the massacre of the 10 men, who were fishermen, shop owners, high school students and an Islamic teacher. Reuters hide caption

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Sanura Begum stands with her son, Abdur Sobor, outside her plastic and bamboo shelter in the Kutupalong refugee camp in Bangladesh. One of the things she misses most about Myanmar is her family's wooden house. Allison Joyce for NPR hide caption

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A Young Rohingya Mom: Pregnant, Stateless, Living In Limbo

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A woman carries water up a steep hill in the Balukhali Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh. Aid workers say these slopes may collapse in the coming monsoon rains. Allison Joyce for NPR hide caption

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Monsoon Rains Could Devastate Rohingya Camps

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Rohingya Muslim children, who crossed over from Myanmar into Bangladesh, wait squashed against each other to receive food handouts distributed to children and women by a Turkish aid agency at Thaingkhali refugee camp, Bangladesh, in October. Dar Yasin/AP hide caption

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A Rohingya refugee stands in a displaced-persons camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, earlier this month. She is just one of more than 650,000 Rohingya who have fled over the border from Myanmar, where a government crackdown has spawned stories of brutal murder, rape and villages destroyed. Allison Joyce/Getty Images hide caption

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Reuters journalist Wa Lone is escorted by police as he leaves court Wednesday outside Yangon, Myanmar. He and U Kyaw Soe Oo, who had been investigating a possible mass grave in Rakhine state, stand accused of violating the Official Secrets Act and face up to 14 years in prison. Thein Zaw/AP hide caption

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Myanmar's civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi gives a speech this month in Beijing. The U.N. human rights chief says she could be held responsible for her country's brutal treatment of the Rohingya. Fred Dufour/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Recently arrived Rohingya refugees queue for relief aid as a man beats back the crowd with bamboo in November in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. Allison Joyce/Getty Images hide caption

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Rohingya activist Abdul Rasheed says his people can only be repatriated back to their homes in Myanmar if the government can guarantee their safety, security and dignity. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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