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PHNOM PENH - Southeast Asian leaders began annual talks on Sunday that were set to focus on bruising territorial rows, a controversial declaration on human rights and deadly ethnic unrest in Myanmar. 

Soldiers stand guard at the Phnom Penh International Airport, on November 17. Southeast Asian leaders began their annual summit on Sunday in the Cambodian capital, with the day of talks expected to focus on maritime territorial rows and ethnic unrest in Myanmar.

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) summit was being held following months of acrimony within the 10-member bloc over how to handle disputes with China over rival claims in the South China Sea.

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