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Locals make their way past a fallen tree following a devastating cyclone in Yangon,
Myanmar.

Focus on Myanmar

May 16, 2008
by Liz Colville
The devastating cyclone in Myanmar has left over a hundred thousand dead, and returned world attention to a region plagued by political oppression.

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Myanmar, also known as Burma, is a small country in Asia bordered by Bangladesh, Laos and Thailand. A military junta has ruled Myanmar since a military coup in 1962.

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