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Myanmar religious unrest leaves hundreds homeless

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Muslims displaced by Myanmar's latest eruption of religious violence picked through the charred remains of their shattered homes as police patrolled the streets Monday, amid concern over spreading unrest. 

Armed policemen pictured in the streets of Htan Gone village in the central Myanmar region of Sagaing on August 26, 2013 after anti-Muslim rioters rampaged through villages, setting fire to property and attacking rescue vehicles. Muslims displaced by Myanmar's latest eruption of religious violence picked through the charred remains of their shattered homes as police patrolled the streets Monday.

Hundreds of people were made homeless after about 1,000 anti-Muslim rioters rampaged through villages in Kanbalu, in the central region of Sagaing, on Saturday evening, setting fire to Muslim property and attacking rescue vehicles with catapults.

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