Photos: Rohingya Muslims and Buddhists clash in Myanmar [Photos]

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A journalist walks amongst the burnt-out remains of houses at Shwe Lay village, outside of Thandwe in Rakhine state, October 2, 2013. Security forces raced to contain deadly violence in Myanmar's Rakhine state on Tuesday, police said, after mobs torched Muslim homes and Buddhist villagers were attacked in a region plagued by intractable sectarian tensions. According to the police, at least five Muslims have died in the violence. Reuters/Soe Zeya Tun
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A journalist walks amongst the burnt-out remains of houses at Shwe Lay village, outside of Thandwe in Rakhine state, October 2, 2013. Security forces raced to contain deadly violence in Myanmar's Rakhine state on Tuesday, police said, after mobs torched Muslim homes and Buddhist villagers were attacked in a region plagued by intractable sectarian tensions. According to the police, at least five Muslims have died in the violence. Reuters/Soe Zeya Tun
Muslims cry after losing their homes in recent violence in Thapyuchai village, outside of Thandwe in the Rakhine state, October 2, 2013. Security forces raced to contain deadly violence in Myanmar's Rakhine state on Tuesday, police said, after mobs torched Muslim homes and Buddhist villagers were attacked in a region plagued by intractable sectarian tensions. According to the police, at least five Muslims have died in the violence. Reuters/Soe Zeya Tun
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Muslims cry after losing their homes in recent violence in Thapyuchai village, outside of Thandwe in the Rakhine state, October 2, 2013. Security forces raced to contain deadly violence in Myanmar's Rakhine state on Tuesday, police said, after mobs torched Muslim homes and Buddhist villagers were attacked in a region plagued by intractable sectarian tensions. According to the police, at least five Muslims have died in the violence. Reuters/Soe Zeya Tun
A soldier stands guard near Muslim homes at Shwe Lay village, outside of Thandwe in the Rakhine state, October 2, 2013. Security forces raced to contain deadly violence in Myanmar's Rakhine state on Tuesday, police said, after mobs torched Muslim homes and Buddhist villagers were attacked in a region plagued by intractable sectarian tensions. According to the police, at least five Muslims have died in the violence. Reuters/Soe Zeya Tun
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A soldier stands guard near Muslim homes at Shwe Lay village, outside of Thandwe in the Rakhine state, October 2, 2013. Security forces raced to contain deadly violence in Myanmar's Rakhine state on Tuesday, police said, after mobs torched Muslim homes and Buddhist villagers were attacked in a region plagued by intractable sectarian tensions. According to the police, at least five Muslims have died in the violence. Reuters/Soe Zeya Tun
Members of a Muslim family react to the loss of a relative who died in the recent spate of violence in Myanmar's Rakhine state in Thapyuchai village, outside of Thandwe in the Rakhine state, October 2, 2013. Security forces raced to contain deadly violence in Myanmar's Rakhine state on Tuesday, police said, after mobs torched Muslim homes and Buddhist villagers were attacked in a region plagued by intractable sectarian tensions. According to the police, at least five Muslims have died in the violence. Reuters/Soe Zeya Tun
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Members of a Muslim family react to the loss of a relative who died in the recent spate of violence in Myanmar's Rakhine state in Thapyuchai village, outside of Thandwe in the Rakhine state, October 2, 2013. Security forces raced to contain deadly violence in Myanmar's Rakhine state on Tuesday, police said, after mobs torched Muslim homes and Buddhist villagers were attacked in a region plagued by intractable sectarian tensions. According to the police, at least five Muslims have died in the violence. Reuters/Soe Zeya Tun