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<p>A boy with his face decorated with thanaka paste waits outside a local school, for children of migrant workers from Myanmar, near Mae Sot in northwest Thailand, October 15, 2010. 

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A boy with his face decorated with thanaka paste waits outside a local school, for children of migrant workers from Myanmar, near Mae Sot in northwest Thailand, October 15, 2010. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

A boy with his face decorated with thanaka paste waits outside a local school, for children of migrant workers from Myanmar, near Mae Sot in northwest Thailand, October 15, 2010. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

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<p>A man takes a bath at the collective housing for migrant workers from Myanmar near Mae Sot in northwest Thailand, October 15, 2010. 


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A man takes a bath at the collective housing for migrant workers from Myanmar near Mae Sot in northwest Thailand, October 15, 2010. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

A man takes a bath at the collective housing for migrant workers from Myanmar near Mae Sot in northwest Thailand, October 15, 2010. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

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<p>A boy applies thanaka paste on his face at a dormitory for children of migrant workers from Myanmar near Mae Sot in northwest Thailand, October 15, 2010. 


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A boy applies thanaka paste on his face at a dormitory for children of migrant workers from Myanmar near Mae Sot in northwest Thailand, October 15, 2010. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

A boy applies thanaka paste on his face at a dormitory for children of migrant workers from Myanmar near Mae Sot in northwest Thailand, October 15, 2010. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

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<p>Refugee children from Myanmar study for Thursday's exam at Hway Ka Loke Boarding House in Mae Sot, in northwest Thailand, October 13, 2010. 

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Refugee children from Myanmar study for Thursday's exam at Hway Ka Loke Boarding House in Mae Sot, in northwest Thailand, October 13, 2010. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Refugee children from Myanmar study for Thursday's exam at Hway Ka Loke Boarding House in Mae Sot, in northwest Thailand, October 13, 2010. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

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<p>Children of migrant workers from Myanmar pass the time outside their collective housing near Mae Sot in northwest Thailand, October 15, 2010. 


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Children of migrant workers from Myanmar pass the time outside their collective housing near Mae Sot in northwest Thailand, October 15, 2010. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Children of migrant workers from Myanmar pass the time outside their collective housing near Mae Sot in northwest Thailand, October 15, 2010. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

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<p>Htat Wai Yan (R), a one year boy, is brought by his mother from Myanmar to the Mae Tao clinic in Mae Sot, northwest Thailand, October 13, 2010. 


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Htat Wai Yan (R), a one year boy, is brought by his mother from Myanmar to the Mae Tao clinic in Mae Sot, northwest Thailand, October 13, 2010. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Htat Wai Yan (R), a one year boy, is brought by his mother from Myanmar to the Mae Tao clinic in Mae Sot, northwest Thailand, October 13, 2010. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

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<p>A man takes a bath at a collective housing for migrant workers from Myanmar near Mae Sot in northwest Thailand, October 15, 2010.

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A man takes a bath at a collective housing for migrant workers from Myanmar near Mae Sot in northwest Thailand, October 15, 2010. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

A man takes a bath at a collective housing for migrant workers from Myanmar near Mae Sot in northwest Thailand, October 15, 2010. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

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<p>A boy peers from inside a school for children of migrant workers from Myanmar near Mae Sot in northwest Thailand, October 15, 2010. 


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A boy peers from inside a school for children of migrant workers from Myanmar near Mae Sot in northwest Thailand, October 15, 2010. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

A boy peers from inside a school for children of migrant workers from Myanmar near Mae Sot in northwest Thailand, October 15, 2010. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

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<p>A Muslim family from Myanmar takes care of their child at the Mae Tao clinic in Mae Sot, in northwest Thailand, October 13, 2010.


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A Muslim family from Myanmar takes care of their child at the Mae Tao clinic in Mae Sot, in northwest Thailand, October 13, 2010. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

A Muslim family from Myanmar takes care of their child at the Mae Tao clinic in Mae Sot, in northwest Thailand, October 13, 2010. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

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<p>A patient from Myanmar looks through the window of the Mae Tao clinic in Mae Sot, in northwest Thailand, October 13, 2010. 

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A patient from Myanmar looks through the window of the Mae Tao clinic in Mae Sot, in northwest Thailand, October 13, 2010. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

A patient from Myanmar looks through the window of the Mae Tao clinic in Mae Sot, in northwest Thailand, October 13, 2010. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

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<p>Refugee children from Myanmar take bath at Hway Ka Loke Boarding House in Mae Sot, in northwest Thailand, October 13, 2010. 

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Refugee children from Myanmar take bath at Hway Ka Loke Boarding House in Mae Sot, in northwest Thailand, October 13, 2010. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Refugee children from Myanmar take bath at Hway Ka Loke Boarding House in Mae Sot, in northwest Thailand, October 13, 2010. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

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<p>A girl stands by her mother preparing lunch at a migrant workers' shelter near Mae Sot in northwest Thailand, October 15, 2010. 

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A girl stands by her mother preparing lunch at a migrant workers' shelter near Mae Sot in northwest Thailand, October 15, 2010. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

A girl stands by her mother preparing lunch at a migrant workers' shelter near Mae Sot in northwest Thailand, October 15, 2010. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

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<p>A refugee from Myanmar eats his dinner at the Hway Ka Loke Boarding House in Mae Sot, in northwest Thailand, October 13, 2010. 


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A refugee from Myanmar eats his dinner at the Hway Ka Loke Boarding House in Mae Sot, in northwest Thailand, October 13, 2010. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

A refugee from Myanmar eats his dinner at the Hway Ka Loke Boarding House in Mae Sot, in northwest Thailand, October 13, 2010. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

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<p>A woman from Myanmar brings her child to the Mae Tao clinic in Mae Sot, in northwest Thailand, October 13, 2010.


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A woman from Myanmar brings her child to the Mae Tao clinic in Mae Sot, in northwest Thailand, October 13, 2010. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

A woman from Myanmar brings her child to the Mae Tao clinic in Mae Sot, in northwest Thailand, October 13, 2010. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

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<p>A terminally ill patient from Myanmar with his face covered in thanaka paste rests at Mae Tao clinic in Mae Sot, in northwest Thailand, October 13, 2010. 


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A terminally ill patient from Myanmar with his face covered in thanaka paste rests at Mae Tao clinic in Mae Sot, in northwest Thailand, October 13, 2010. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

A terminally ill patient from Myanmar with his face covered in thanaka paste rests at Mae Tao clinic in Mae Sot, in northwest Thailand, October 13, 2010. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

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<p>Children from Myanmar are given food at Hway Ka Loke Boarding House in Mae Sot, in northwest Thailand, October 13, 2010. 


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Children from Myanmar are given food at Hway Ka Loke Boarding House in Mae Sot, in northwest Thailand, October 13, 2010. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Children from Myanmar are given food at Hway Ka Loke Boarding House in Mae Sot, in northwest Thailand, October 13, 2010. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

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<p>A migrant worker from Myanmar visits a shop near the factory where she works outside Mae Sot in northwest Thailand, October 15, 2010. 


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A migrant worker from Myanmar visits a shop near the factory where she works outside Mae Sot in northwest Thailand, October 15, 2010. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

A migrant worker from Myanmar visits a shop near the factory where she works outside Mae Sot in northwest Thailand, October 15, 2010. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

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<p>An amputee from Myanmar walks by a sleeping child at the Mae Tao clinic in Mae Sot, in northwest Thailand, October 13, 2010. 


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An amputee from Myanmar walks by a sleeping child at the Mae Tao clinic in Mae Sot, in northwest Thailand, October 13, 2010. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

An amputee from Myanmar walks by a sleeping child at the Mae Tao clinic in Mae Sot, in northwest Thailand, October 13, 2010. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

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<p>Family members of migrant workers from Myanmar spend time together at their collective housing near Mae Sot in northwest Thailand, October 15, 2010. 


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Family members of migrant workers from Myanmar spend time together at their collective housing near Mae Sot in northwest Thailand, October 15, 2010. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Family members of migrant workers from Myanmar spend time together at their collective housing near Mae Sot in northwest Thailand, October 15, 2010. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

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<p>A woman prays at a collective housing for migrant workers from Myanmar near Mae Sot in northwest Thailand, October 15, 2010. 


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A woman prays at a collective housing for migrant workers from Myanmar near Mae Sot in northwest Thailand, October 15, 2010. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

A woman prays at a collective housing for migrant workers from Myanmar near Mae Sot in northwest Thailand, October 15, 2010. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

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<p>People bathe at a collective housing for migrant workers from Myanmar near Mae Sot in northwest Thailand, October 15, 2010. 


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People bathe at a collective housing for migrant workers from Myanmar near Mae Sot in northwest Thailand, October 15, 2010. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

People bathe at a collective housing for migrant workers from Myanmar near Mae Sot in northwest Thailand, October 15, 2010. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

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<p>Men are seen at a collective housing for migrant workers from Myanmar near Mae Sot in northwest Thailand, October 15, 2010. 


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Men are seen at a collective housing for migrant workers from Myanmar near Mae Sot in northwest Thailand, October 15, 2010. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Men are seen at a collective housing for migrant workers from Myanmar near Mae Sot in northwest Thailand, October 15, 2010. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

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<p>A girl peers out of a window at a dormitory for children of migrant workers from Myanmar near Mae Sot in northwest Thailand, October 15, 2010. 


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A girl peers out of a window at a dormitory for children of migrant workers from Myanmar near Mae Sot in northwest Thailand, October 15, 2010. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

A girl peers out of a window at a dormitory for children of migrant workers from Myanmar near Mae Sot in northwest Thailand, October 15, 2010. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

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<p>A woman holds her child under a portrait of Myanmar's detained pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi at the Mae Tao clinic in Mae Sot, in northwest Thailand, October 13, 2010. 

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A woman holds her child under a portrait of Myanmar's detained pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi at the Mae Tao clinic in Mae Sot, in northwest Thailand, October 13, 2010. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

A woman holds her child under a portrait of Myanmar's detained pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi at the Mae Tao clinic in Mae Sot, in northwest Thailand, October 13, 2010. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

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<p>Refugee children from Myanmar take a bath at Hway Ka Loke Boarding House in Mae Sot, in northwest Thailand, October 13, 2010.

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Refugee children from Myanmar take a bath at Hway Ka Loke Boarding House in Mae Sot, in northwest Thailand, October 13, 2010. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Refugee children from Myanmar take a bath at Hway Ka Loke Boarding House in Mae Sot, in northwest Thailand, October 13, 2010. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

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<p>A refugee from Myanmar studies for Thursday's exam at Hway Ka Loke Boarding House in Mae Sot, northwest Thailand, October 13, 2010. 


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A refugee from Myanmar studies for Thursday's exam at Hway Ka Loke Boarding House in Mae Sot, northwest Thailand, October 13, 2010. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

A refugee from Myanmar studies for Thursday's exam at Hway Ka Loke Boarding House in Mae Sot, northwest Thailand, October 13, 2010. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

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<p>A patient from Myanmar looks through the window of the Mae Tao clinic in Mae Sot, in northwest Thailand, October 13, 2010. 


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A patient from Myanmar looks through the window of the Mae Tao clinic in Mae Sot, in northwest Thailand, October 13, 2010. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

A patient from Myanmar looks through the window of the Mae Tao clinic in Mae Sot, in northwest Thailand, October 13, 2010. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

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<p>A refugee boy from Myanmar eats his dinner at the Hway Ka Loke Boarding House in Mae Sot, in northwest Thailand, October 13, 2010.

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A refugee boy from Myanmar eats his dinner at the Hway Ka Loke Boarding House in Mae Sot, in northwest Thailand, October 13, 2010. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

A refugee boy from Myanmar eats his dinner at the Hway Ka Loke Boarding House in Mae Sot, in northwest Thailand, October 13, 2010. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

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<p>A terminally ill patient and an amputee who lost legs to land mines, both from Myanmar rest at the Mae Tao clinic in Mae Sot, in northwest Thailand, October 13, 2010. 


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A terminally ill patient and an amputee who lost legs to land mines, both from Myanmar rest at the Mae Tao clinic in Mae Sot, in northwest Thailand, October 13, 2010. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

A terminally ill patient and an amputee who lost legs to land mines, both from Myanmar rest at the Mae Tao clinic in Mae Sot, in northwest Thailand, October 13, 2010. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

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<p>A refugee boy from Myanmar gets a temporary tattoo at Hway Ka Loke Boarding House in Mae Sot, in northwest Thailand, October 13, 2010. 

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A refugee boy from Myanmar gets a temporary tattoo at Hway Ka Loke Boarding House in Mae Sot, in northwest Thailand, October 13, 2010. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

A refugee boy from Myanmar gets a temporary tattoo at Hway Ka Loke Boarding House in Mae Sot, in northwest Thailand, October 13, 2010. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

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