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Bangladhesh anti-Buddhist violence 'planned'

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Thousands of rioters torched Buddhist temples and homes in southeastern Bangladesh on Sunday over a photo posted on Facebook deemed offensive to Islam, in a rare attack against the community. 

A temple burnt by Muslims in Cox's Bazaar on Sunday. (AFP photo)

Officials said the mob comprising some 25,000 people set fire to at least five Buddhist temples and dozens of homes in Ramu town and its adjoining villages, some 350 kilometres (216 miles) from the capital Dhaka.

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