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Farmers confront riot police at the site of the Letpadaung copper mine in northwestern Myanmar on Monday. A woman was fatally shot during a crackdown on protesters at the Chinese-backed copper mine. AP hide caption

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President Obama shared a rather awkward embrace with Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi during a joint press conference Friday in Yangon, Myanmar. Nyein Chan Naing/EPA/Landov hide caption

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At the center of Yangon, the city's colonial heritage, Buddhist faith and emerging modern face are visible in a single block. Frank Langfitt/NPR hide caption

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As Myanmar Modernizes, Architectural Gems Are Endangered

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Muslim Rohingya women are pictured at the Thae Chaung camp for internally displaced people in Sittwe, Myanmar, on April 22. The stateless Rohingya in western Myanmar have been confined to the camps since violence erupted with majority Buddhists in 2012. The camps rely on international aid agencies, but still lack adequate food and health care. Minzayar/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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In Buddhist-Majority Myanmar, Muslim Minority Gets Pushed To The Margins

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Win Tin, pictured at his Yangon home in 2013, was a prominent journalist who became Myanmar's longest-serving political prisoner after challenging military rule. Gemunu Amarasinghe/AP hide caption

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A child carries a basket of stones while unloading a quarry boat with adult workers at a port in Yangon, Myanmar, last year. The U.N. says more than a third of the country's children have jobs. Alexander F. Yuan/AP hide caption

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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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A man walks amid debris of buildings destroyed during ethnic unrest between Buddhists and Muslims in Meikhtila, about 340 miles north of Yangon, Myanmar, on Monday. Khin Maung Win/AP hide caption

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Aung San Suu Kyi (right) faced protesters when she traveled to a village in northern Myanmar on Thursday to discuss a Chinese-backed copper mine project. Suu Kyi, a Nobel laureate and a member of Parliament, urged protesters to support the project, which was the scene of a violent crackdown last year. She said opposing the project would risk hurting the country's economy. Soe Than Win /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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President Obama and President Thein Sein of Myanmar (also known as Burma) earlier today in Yangon. Jewel Samad /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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NPR's Scott Horsley, reporting on 'Morning Edition'

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Daw Khin Twon, an undocumented immigrant from Burma, rests at home after receiving malaria treatment at the Mae Tao Clinic in Mae Sot, Thailand. Ben de la Cruz/NPR hide caption

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