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CANBERRA - The Australian government on Monday announced it was extending defence ties and offering extra incentives on trade and investment in Myanmar. 

Screen grab from Australian TV shows Prime Minister Julia Gillard (left) and Myanmar President Thein Sein arriving at a press conference Monday in Canberra.

As Prime Minister Julia Gillard and President Thein Sein met to discuss the increased aid, protesters rallied outside the Myanmar embassy and Parliament House, claiming both countries were ignoring human rights violations by the Myanmar government.

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