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Privately owned daily newspapers hit Myanmar's streets for the first time in decades on Monday under new freedoms that represent a revolution for a media shackled under military rule. 

A worker monitors the printing of newspapers in Yangon, March 26, 2013. Privately owned daily newspapers hit Myanmar's streets for the first time in decades on Monday under new freedoms that represent a revolution for a media shackled under military rule.

Four Burmese-language titles -- The Voice, The Golden Fresh Land, The Union and The Standard Time -- made the transition from weekly as new rules came into effect that swept away state media's long monopoly on daily printing.

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