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Myanmar leader to visit Indian grave of last king

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President Thein Sein will this weekend become the first of Myanmar's leaders to visit the tomb of his country's last king, who was exiled to India more than a century ago, officials said Friday. 

Myanmar's President Thein Sein speaks during the ASEAN-India Commemorative Summit in New Delhi on December 20, 2012. Thein Sein will this weekend become the first of Myanmar's leaders to visit the tomb of his country's last king, who was exiled to India more than a century ago, officials said Friday.

King Thibaw's reign ended in 1885 with his defeat by British colonial forces, who sent him and his family into exile in the Indian seaside city of Ratnagiri, where he died and was buried.

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