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Violence shakes western Myanmar

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YANGON - Fresh sectarian violence erupted in western Myanmar Tuesday, leaving one person dead and homes set ablaze as President Thein Sein made a rare visit to the troubled region. 

Myanmar President Thein Sein is greeted by ethnic Rakhines as he arrives at Sittwe airport during his visit to Rakhine state, western Myanmar, on Tuesday. (EPA photo)

Attacks against Muslims in Buddhist-majority Myanmar have overshadowed widely praised political reforms overseen by the former general since military rule ended in 2011.

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