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Smokes and flames billow from burning narcotics during a destruction ceremony on the outskirts of Yangon, Myanmar. Myanmar burned over US$ 300 million worth of assorted drugs seized around the country to commemorate the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking.

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Reuters journalists Wa Lone, left, and Kyaw She Oo wave as they walk out from Insein Prison after being released in Yangon, Myanmar. The chief of the prison said two Reuters journalists who were imprisoned for breaking the country's Officials Secrets Act have been released.

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Myanmar workers march during a ceremony in Yangon, Myanmar.

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Myanmar workers holding a placard read, "Government to sign 98 facts of ILO law," shout slogans during a marching ceremony in Yangon, Myanmar. Hundreds most of factory workers marched to mark International Workers' Day asked for to get their labor rights.

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Clad in traditional attire, ethnic Shan people throw water at each other during a traditional water festival in Yangon, Myanmar.

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Activists stage a rally against Myitsone dam project on the Irrawaddy River in Kachin State in front of city hall in Yangon, Myanmar.

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Activists and a Buddhist monk hold placards during a protest against Myitsone dam project on the Irrawaddy River in Kachin State in front of city hall in Yangon, Myanmar. Activists called for complete cancellation of a Chinese-backed hydroelectric dam project over environmental concerns. The signs read " Stop Myitsone dam project completely."

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Revelers dance as they celebrate Holi, also known as the Festival of Colors, organized by the Hindu community at a park in Yangon, Myanmar.

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Revelers dance as they celebrate Holi, also known as the Festival of Colors, organized by the Hindu community at a park in Yangon, Myanmar.

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Participants take part in a flame-breathing lion dance during the Lunar New Year celebrations in the Chinatown area of Yangon, Myanmar.

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Hot air balloons fly over the Myanmar's old temple just before sunrise in Bagan, Nyaung U district, central Myanmar.

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A hot air balloon flies over the Myanmar's old temple just during the sunrise in Bagan, Nyaung U district, central Myanmar.

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President Ram Nath Kovind felicitates the veterans of INA, in Yangon, Myanmar.

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President Ram Nath Kovind being welcomed on his arrival at Yangon International Airport, Myanmar.

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President Ram Nath Kovind with his wife Savita during a visit to Rice Bio-Park in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar.

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President Ram Nath Kovind attends a banquet hosted by his Burmese counterpart U Win Myint at the Presidential Palace, in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar.

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President Ram Nath Kovind with Myanmar's State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi at a meeting in Nay Pyi Taw.

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Myanmar's President Win Myint, left, walks with India President Ram Nath Kovind as they inspect the honor guard during a welcome ceremony at the Presidential Palace in Naypyitaw, Myanmar.

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Myanmar's President Win Myint, center right, stands with India President Ram Nath Kovind, center left, during a welcome ceremony at the Presidential Palace in Naypyitaw, Myanmar.

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Myanmar's President Win Myint, right, speaks with India President Ram Nath Kovind during their meeting at the Presidential Palace in Naypyitaw, Myanmar.

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Ko Htwe, an Inthar ethnic disable man, paints decorative designs on containers at his roadside shop outside the Indein pagoda in Indein village, Innlay lake, southern Shan State, Myanmar.

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Tourists walk among ancient pagodas as they visit Indein Village in Innlay lake, southern Shan State, Myanmar.

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Rohingya Muslims look from a truck after being detained in Kyauktan township, about 100 kilometres from Yangon, Myanmar. Myanmar authorities detained more than a hundred Rohingya people when their boat drifted to shore morning in Kyauktan township, during what they said was an effort to sail to Malaysia.

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Buddhist devotees visit the Uppatasanti Pagoda during celebrations of the full moon day of Thadingyut, or lighting festival, to mark the end of Buddhist Lent, in Naypyitaw, Myanmar. Thadingyut festival is held every year in October in Myanmar, a predominantly Buddhist country.

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Smokes and flames billow from burning elephant ivory during a destruction ceremony of confiscated elephant ivory and wildlife parts in Naypyitaw, Myanmar.

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Elephant ivory is displayed during a destruction ceremony of confiscated elephant ivory and wildlife parts in Naypyitaw, Myanmar. Myanmar destroyed confiscated elephant ivories and various of other wildlife parts in the capital Naypyitaw for public awareness of law enforcement on illegal trade of wild fauna and flora, and their derivatives and promoting international cooperation by delivering Myanmar's great suppression on illegal wildlife crimes.

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Members of Myanmar Rescue Team carry residents in a boat to travel along a flooded road in Bago, about 80 kilometers (50 miles) northeast of Yangon, Myanmar.

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Local travellers visit Myanmar's old temple in Bagan, Nyaung U district, central Myanmar.

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Myanmar's President Win Myint, center right, shakes with visiting Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj during their meeting at the President House in Naypyitaw, Myanmar.

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Ethnic-Rohingya men line up to enter a temporary shelter in Bireuen, Aceh province, Indonesia. Indonesian fishermen rescued dozens of Rohingya Muslims from a boat stranded off Aceh province, police said, in the latest attempt by members of the persecuted ethnic group to flee Myanmar by sea.

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A Myanmar official stands while a truck carrying released prisoners park near the gate at Insein prison Yangon, Myanmar. Myanmar President Win Myint has granted amnesty to more than 8,500 prisoners, reportedly including at least three dozen political prisoners.

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Myanmar traditional dancing troupe perform during opening ceremony of Myanmar New Year water festival in Mandalay, central Myanmar.

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Myanmar traditional dancing troupe perform during the opening ceremony of Myanmar New Year water festival in Mandalay, central Myanmar.

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Myanmar traditional dancing troupe performs from their decorated truck during opening ceremony of Myanmar New Year water festival, in Mandalay, central Myanmar.

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A child walks inside of Maha Aung Mye Bon Zan Monastery in Inwa near Mandalay, central Myanmar.

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Reuters journalist Kyaw Soe Oo, center, is welcomed by his wife Chit Su Win, second left, and his daughter as he arrives at the court for his trial, Yangon, Myanmar.

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Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi, second right, Myanmar first lady Su Su Lwin, second left, Khan Thet Htay, right, wife of Myanmar Vice President Myint Swe, and Shwe Lwan, wife of Myanmar Vice President Henry Van Hti Yu, speak during a photo session following a ceremony to mark International Women's Day at the Myanmar International Convention Centre in Naypyitaw, Myanmar.

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Military troops and tanks march to listen to the speech of Myanmar military commander-in-chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, during the second day of 'Sin Phyu Shin' joint military exercises, in Ayeyarwaddy delta region, Myanmar. The two-day military exercise is the biggest since 1997, involving several different armed forces.

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Journalists release black balloons as they protest during the trial of two Reuters journalists near the court on the outskirts of Yangon, Myanmar. Prosecutors in Myanmar formally charged two journalists from the Reuters news agency with violating the Official Secrets Act, signaling the case will go forward despite international condemnation.

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The moon rises behind the Uppatasanti Pagoda seen in Naypyitaw, Myanmar. The Dec. 3 full moon is the first of three consecutive supermoons. The two will occur on Jan. 1 and Jan. 31, 2018.

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Pope Francis celebrates Mass with young people at St. Mary's Cathedral in Yangon, Myanmar.

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Pope Francis celebrates a Mass with young people in St. Mary's Cathedral, Yangon, Myanmar. Francis is wrapping up his visit to Myanmar with a Mass for young people before heading to neighboring Bangladesh where the Rohingya Muslim refugee crisis is expected to take center stage.

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Pope Francis delivers his speech as he celebrates mass with young people in St. Mary's Cathedral, Yangon, Myanmar. The pontiff is in Myanmar for the first stage of a week-long visit that will also take him to neighboring Bangladesh.

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Pope Francis meets with Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi, in Naypyitaw, Myanmar.

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Pope Francis meets Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi at the International Convention Centre of Naypyitaw, Myanmar.

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Pope Francis, standing at right on pope-mobile, greets Christians upon his arrival for a holy Mass in Yangon, Myanmar.

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Pope Francis waves from his Pope-mobile as Myanmar Catholics wave flags ahed of Mass in Yangon, Myanmar.

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Pope Francis waves from pope-mobile as Myanmar Catholics wave flags ahed of a Mass in Yangon, Myanmar.

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Pope Francis and Myanmar's President Htin Kyaw, right, listen to national anthems during a welcome ceremony at Naypyitaw's Presidential Palace, Myanmar. The pontiff is in Myanmar for the first stage of a week-long visit that will also take him to neighboring Bangladesh.

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Pope Francis shakes hands with Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi in Naypyitaw, Myanmar.

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Pope Francis waves from a car, third from bottom, as Catholic devotees wave flags welcoming him in Yangon, Myanmar. Pope Francis arrived in Myanmar beginning a visit to Myanmar and Bangladesh.

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Pope Francis, right, waves upon arrival at Yangon International Airport in Yangon, Myanmar.

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Pope Francis is greeted by young children in traditional clothes upon his arrival at Yangon's airport, Myanmar.

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Pope Francis is greeted by young children in Yangon, Myanmar.

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Pope Francis arrives in Yangon, Myanmar. The pontiff is in Myanmar for the first stage of a week-long visit that will also take him to neighboring Bangladesh.

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Ethnic Kachin Catholic devotees gather along a road to see Pope Francis in Yangon, Myanmar ahead of Pope Francis arrival. Pope Francis begins a six-day visit to Myanmar and Bangladesh.

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Foreign ministers of members of the Asia Europe Foreign Ministers (ASEM) attend the meeting at Myanmar International Convention Centre in Naypyitaw, Myanmar.

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In this image made from video, protesters march in Sittwe, Myanmar. Hundreds of hard-line Buddhists protested to urge Myanmar's government not to repatriate the nearly 600,000 minority Rohingya Muslims who have fled to Bangladesh since late August to escape violence in Myanmar's Rakhine State.

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A child reacts during a public rally in support of national leader Suu Kyi in Naypyitaw, Myanmar. Myanmar de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi's government has said that it was willing to take back Rohingya refugees who have fled to southeastern Bangladesh.

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A firefighter walks at a burnt building following a fire at the Kandawgyi Palace Hotel in Yangon, Myanmar. A fire has nearly destroyed the luxury teakwood hotel popular with foreigners in Myanmar's biggest city of Yangon.

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Myanmar's State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi speaks during the 2nd anniversary of the signing of nationwide ceasefire agreement (NCA) at the Myanmar International Convention Center in Naypyitaw, Myanmar.

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A woman, who crossed over from Myanmar into Bangladesh, holds her baby as she sits inside a refugee camp set up for Hindu refugees near Kutupalong, Bangladesh.

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Suu Kyi offers a toast to Narendra Modi at a dinner on September 5

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Aung San Suu Kyi delivers her September 19 speech in Nawpyidaw

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Myanmar's State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi, right, shakes hands with U.S. State Department's Deputy Assistant Secretary for Southeast Asia Patrick Murphy, in Naypyitaw, Myanmar.

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Myanmar's State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi delivers a televised speech to the nation at the Myanmar International Convention Center in Naypyitaw, Myanmar.

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A motorcyclist with a child and a woman wades through a flooded road caused by heavy rains in Naypyitaw, Myanmar.

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Houses are on fire in Gawdu Zara village, northern Rakhine state, Myanmar.

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Smoke rises from a burned house in Gawdu Zara village, northern Rakhine state, Myanmar. Journalists saw new fires burning in the Myanmar village that had been abandoned by Rohingya Muslims, and where pages from Islamic texts were seen ripped and left on the ground.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit to the Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon city of Myanmar.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi visiting the Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon city of Myanmar.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi performing puja at Kalibari Temple in Yangon city of Myanmar.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi paying floral tributes at the Mazar, or mausoleum, of Bahadur Shah Zafar, the last Mughal Emperor of India, in Yangon city of Myanmar.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Myanmar's State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi Kyi at Bogyoke Aung San Museum in Yangon city of Myanmar.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Myanmar's State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi Kyi at Bogyoke Aung San Museum in Yangon city of Myanmar.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi, center, walks along with Myanmar officials as he visits Shwedagon pagoda in Yangon, Myanmar.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi stands with officials as he visits the Shwedagon pagoda in Yangon, Myanmar.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi pays respects as he visits Shwedagon pagoda in Yangon, Myanmar.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi, center, walks along with Myanmar officials as he leaves the giant bell at the Shwedagon pagoda in Yangon, Myanmar.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi, center, walks along with Myanmar officials as he visits the Shwedagon pagoda in Yangon, Myanmar.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the Indian Community during an event at Yangon in Myanmar.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the Indian Community during an event at Yangon in Myanmar.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi being welcomed on his arrival at Yangon, Myanmar.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi visiting the Ananda Temple, in Bagan, Myanmar.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi signing the visitors’ book at Ananda Temple, in Bagan, Myanmar.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives in Bagan, Myanmar.

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Myanmar Border Guard Police walk ahead of a Rohingya trishaw driver and passanger, along the main road of Buthidaung, northern Rakhine state of Myanmar. Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi's top security adviser sought to counter the storm of criticism the government is facing from around the world over alleged army abuses against ethnic minority Rohingya, asserting that security forces were acting with restraint in pursuing "terrorists."

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Hundreds of Rohingya people gather on a beach after fleeing their villages accusing Myanmar soldiers of setting their homes on fire, wait to cross into Bangladesh over the border at Maungdaw, Rakhine state, Myanmar.

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A Rohingya family reaches the Bangladesh border after crossing a creek of the Naf river on the border with Myanmmar, in Cox's Bazar's Teknaf area.

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A Rohingya family reaches the Bangladesh border after crossing a creek of the Naf river on the border with Myanmmar, in Cox's Bazar's Teknaf area.

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An exhausted Rohingya helps an elderly family member and a child as they arrive at Kutupalong refugee camp after crossing from Myanmmar to the Bangladesh side of the border, in Ukhia. The man said he lost several family members in Myanmar. Tens of thousands of Rohingya Muslims, fleeing the latest round of violence to engulf their homes in Myanmar, have been walking for days or handing over their meager savings to Burmese and Bangladeshi smugglers to escape what they describe as certain death.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi in delegation level talks with the State Counsellor of Myanmar Aung San Suu Kyi, at Presidential Palace in Naypyidaw, Myanmar.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi with the State Counsellor of Myanmar Aung San Suu Kyi, at Presidential Palace in Naypyidaw, Myanmar.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi with the State Counsellor of Myanmar Aung San Suu Kyi, at Presidential Palace in Naypyidaw, Myanmar.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi with the State Counsellor of Myanmar Aung San Suu Kyi, at Presidential Palace in Naypyidaw, Myanmar.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi greets the State Counsellor of Myanmar Aung San Suu Kyi, at Presidential Palace in Naypyidaw, Myanmar.

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Myanmar's State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, left, greets Prime Minister Narendra Modi, right, on his arrival at the Presidential Palace in Naypyitaw, Myanmar.

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Myanmar's President Htin Kyaw, right, shakes hands Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a dinner in honour of Modi at the Presidential palace in Naypyitaw, Myanmar.

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Myanmar's State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, left, offers a toast to Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a dinner in honour of Modi at the Presidential palace in Naypyitaw, Myanmar.

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