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Cyclone bears down on Myanmar

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YANGON - Myanmar's authorities were on alert Saturday as a cyclone threatened to hit the west of the country where around 140,000 people displaced by communal violence languish in flood-prone camps. 

A man repairs a bamboo shelter at a camp near Dala for victims of the May 2008 cyclone.

Local radio in Rakhine State, rocked last year by violence between Buddhists and Rohingya Muslims, issued warnings while loudspeakers relayed messages to people in villages, Ye Htut, spokesman for the President's Office, said on his official Facebook page.

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