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A Buddhist monk holds a portrait of Ko Ni, a legal adviser and prominent member of Myanmar's Muslim minority, as the funeral car left from his home, Monday, Jan. 30, 2017, in Yangon, Myanmar. Myanmar politicians and activists were shocked by the assassination Sunday of a longtime adviser to leader Aung San Suu Kyi are gathering at a cemetery for his funeral. (AP Photo/Esther Htusan)

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In this Nov.29, 2016 photo, internally displaced girls in Jeyang village camp right across from China border, join the karate training for self-defense in Kachin state, Myanmar.Forced from their homes and in some cases torn from their families, young girls and women at a refugee camp in Myanmar's Kachin state are studying karate to help protect themselves from a known threat: the country's own military.(AP Photo/Esther Htusan)

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On this Nov. 29, 2016 photo, internally displaced girls in Jeyang village camp, near the China border, join the karate training for self-defense in Kachin state, Myanmar. Forced from their homes and in some cases torn from their families, young girls and women at a refugee camp in Myanmar's Kachin state are studying karate to help protect themselves from a known threat: the country's own military. (AP Photo/Esther Htusan)

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In this Nov. 30, 2016 photo, a Kachin Independence Army (KIA) soldier sits with his dog named 'English' inside a hut along the bunker at the front line of on a mountain near Laiza, the headquarters of KIA in Kachin State, Myanmar. Ethnic Kachin rebels long at war with Myanmar troops say the government has only escalated fighting since Aung San Suu Kyi took over as leader, crushing the hopes that had led many ethnic minorities to support her party and leaving them with no confidence in the peace process that Suu Kyi has identified as a priority.(AP Photo/Esther Htusan)

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In this Nov. 30, 2016 photo, three Kachin Independence Army (KIA) soldiers patrol along the bunker at the front line of on a mountain near Laiza, the headquarters of KIA in Kachin State, Myanmar. Ethnic Kachin rebels long at war with Myanmar troops say the government has only escalated fighting since Aung San Suu Kyi took over as leader, crushing the hopes that had led many ethnic minorities to support her party and leaving them with no confidence in the peace process that Suu Kyi has identified as a priority.(AP Photo Esther Htusan)

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In this Nov. 30, 2016 photo, a Kachin Independence Army (KIA) soldier patrols at the front line near Laiza, the headquarters of the KIA in Kachin State, Myanmar. Ethnic Kachin rebels long at war with Myanmar troops say the government has only escalated fighting since Aung San Suu Kyi took over as leader, crushing the hopes that had led many ethnic minorities to support her party and leaving them with no confidence in the peace process that Suu Kyi has identified as a priority. (AP Photo/Esther Htusan)

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In this Nov. 30, 2016 photo, a Kachin Independence Army (KIA) soldier patrols at the front line through the bunkers of Alen Bum near Laiza, the headquarters of the KIA in Kachin State, Myanmar. Ethnic Kachin rebels long at war with Myanmar troops say the government has only escalated fighting since Aung San Suu Kyi took over as leader, crushing the hopes that had led many ethnic minorities to support her party and leaving them with no confidence in the peace process that Suu Kyi has identified as a priority. (AP Photo/Esther Htusan)

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In this Nov. 30, 2016 photo, a Kachin Independence Army (KIA) soldier patrols at the front line through the bunkers of Alen Bum near Laiza, the headquarters of the KIA in Kachin State, Myanmar. Ethnic Kachin rebels long at war with Myanmar troops say the government has only escalated fighting since Aung San Suu Kyi took over as leader, crushing the hopes that had led many ethnic minorities to support her party and leaving them with no confidence in the peace process that Suu Kyi has identified as a priority. (AP Photo/Esther Htusan)

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In this Nov. 30, 2016 photo, a Kachin Independence Army (KIA) soldier sits inside the bomb shelter along the bunker at the front line of Alen Bum near Laiza, the headquarters of KIA in Kachin State, Myanmar. Ethnic Kachin rebels long at war with Myanmar troops say the government has only escalated fighting since Aung San Suu Kyi took over as leader, crushing the hopes that had led many ethnic minorities to support her party and leaving them with no confidence in the peace process that Suu Kyi has identified as a priority.(AP Photo/Esther Htusan)

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A animal control official uses a blowpipe to shoot a dog with a tranquilizer dart in central Yangon, Myanmar, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016. Myanmar’s largest city is capturing some of its tens of thousands of stray dogs to neuter and vaccinate them to combat rabies. (AP Photo/Thein Zaw)

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Htin Kyaw, left, newly elected president of Myanmar, walks with National League for Democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, right, at Myanmar's parliament in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, Tuesday, March 15, 2016. Myanmar's parliament elected Htin Kyaw as Myanmar's new president Tuesday, a watershed moment that ushers the longtime opposition party of Aung San Suu Kyi into government. (AP Photo/Aung Shine Oo)

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Myanmar's President Thein Sein casts his vote in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, Sunday, Nov. 8, 2015. Myanmar voted Sunday in historic elections that will test whether popular mandate can loosen the military's longstanding grip on power, even if opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi's party secures a widely-expected victory. (AP Photo/Aung Shine Oo)

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Free Elections in Myanmar Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

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In this Friday, May 29, 2015 photo, American actor Matt Dillon, right, shakes hands with Noor Alam, a 17-year old Rohingya survivor of human-trafficking at Thetkabyin village, north of Sittwe in the western state of Rakhine, Myanmar. Dillon puts a rare celebrity spotlight on the plight of Myanmar's long-persecuted Rohingya Muslims, visiting a hot, squalid camp for tens of thousands displaced by violence and a port that has served as one of the main launching pads for their exodus by sea. (AP Photo/Robin McDowell)

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Htin Linn, the head of the Myanmar delegation, points while speaking at the "Special Meeting on Irregular Migration in the Indian Ocean" regarding the Rohingya and Bangladeshi migrant crisis at a hotel in Bangkok, Thailand, Friday, May 29, 2015. A regional meeting called to address the swelling tide of boat people in Southeast Asia began Friday with a defensive Myanmar official criticizing those who blame his country for causing the crisis, saying "finger pointing" would not help. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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U.S. President Barack Obama stands with Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton as he announces that she will travel to Myanmar, on the sidelines of the ASEAN and East Asia summit in Nusa Dua, on the island of Bali, Indonesia, Friday, Nov. 18, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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Myanmar's Intha fishermen are known for their one-legged rowing that looks like an aquatic ballet.

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The remarkable multi-terraced Myatheindan Pagoda, known as the Taj Mahal of Myanmar, was built to honor a monarch's late wife and is believed to contain a buried emerald.

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Three men were sentenced Tuesday to two years in prison for violating Myanmar's religion act after they posted a promotional image online showing Buddha wearing headphones. (NBC News)