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Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Photos of the Day: October 2, 2013

Residents walk through a quiet local bazaar near a mosque Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013, in Thandwe, Rakhine State, western Myanmar. Terrified Muslim families hid in forests in western Myanmar on Wednesday, one day after rampaging Buddhist mobs killed a 94-year-old woman and burned dozens of homes despite the first trip to the volatile region by President Thein Sein since unrest erupted last year. The violence near Thandwe, a coastal town the president was due to visit later Wednesday on the second day of his tour of Rakhine state, raised new questions about government's failure to curb anti-Muslim attacks and or protect the embattled minority.