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Riot police and military personnel arrive at the scene of an anti-government protest in Yangon's city centre in this September 28, 2007 file photo. REUTERS/Adrees Latif/Files

Riot police and military personnel arrive at the scene of an anti-government protest in Yangon's city centre in this September 28, 2007 file photo. REUTERS/Adrees Latif/Files

Riot police and military personnel arrive at the scene of an anti-government protest in Yangon's city centre in this September 28, 2007 file photo. REUTERS/Adrees Latif/Files
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A soldier holds a gun during the opening ceremony of the Safari garden in the new capital Naypyitaw in this February 12, 2011 file photo. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun/Files

A soldier holds a gun during the opening ceremony of the Safari garden in the new capital Naypyitaw in this February 12, 2011 file photo. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun/Files

A soldier holds a gun during the opening ceremony of the Safari garden in the new capital Naypyitaw in this February 12, 2011 file photo. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun/Files
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Military cadets of the Defense Services Academy run as they exercise around their compound in Pyin Oo Lwin September 21, 2012. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Military cadets of the Defense Services Academy run as they exercise around their compound in Pyin Oo Lwin September 21, 2012. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Military cadets of the Defense Services Academy run as they exercise around their compound in Pyin Oo Lwin September 21, 2012. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj
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Military cadets of the Defense Services Academy run as they exercise around their compound in Pyin Oo Lwin September 21, 2012. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Military cadets of the Defense Services Academy run as they exercise around their compound in Pyin Oo Lwin September 21, 2012. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Military cadets of the Defense Services Academy run as they exercise around their compound in Pyin Oo Lwin September 21, 2012. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj
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A couple sit in front of a fountain at a military museum in Naypyitaw September 20, 2012. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

A couple sit in front of a fountain at a military museum in Naypyitaw September 20, 2012. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

A couple sit in front of a fountain at a military museum in Naypyitaw September 20, 2012. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj
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Myanmar's Deputy Defense Minister Brig Gen Aung Thaw poses for a photo after an exclusive interview with Reuters at his ministry in Naypyitaw September 20, 2012. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Myanmar's Deputy Defense Minister Brig Gen Aung Thaw poses for a photo after an exclusive interview with Reuters at his ministry in Naypyitaw September 20, 2012. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Myanmar's Deputy Defense Minister Brig Gen Aung Thaw poses for a photo after an exclusive interview with Reuters at his ministry in Naypyitaw September 20, 2012. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj
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Kenji Nagai of AFP tries to take photographs as he lies injured after police and military officials fired upon and then charged at protesters in Yangon's city centre in this September 27, 2007 file photo. REUTERS/Adrees Latif/Files

Kenji Nagai of AFP tries to take photographs as he lies injured after police and military officials fired upon and then charged at protesters in Yangon's city centre in this September 27, 2007 file photo. REUTERS/Adrees Latif/Files

Kenji Nagai of AFP tries to take photographs as he lies injured after police and military officials fired upon and then charged at protesters in Yangon's city centre in this September 27, 2007 file photo. REUTERS/Adrees Latif/Files
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A Myanmar soldier secures the area after destroying poppy fields above the village of Ho Hwayt, in the mountains of Shan State, in this January 26, 2012 file photo. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj/Files

A Myanmar soldier secures the area after destroying poppy fields above the village of Ho Hwayt, in the mountains of Shan State, in this January 26, 2012 file photo. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj/Files

A Myanmar soldier secures the area after destroying poppy fields above the village of Ho Hwayt, in the mountains of Shan State, in this January 26, 2012 file photo. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj/Files
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Myanmar's former junta supremo Senior General Than Shwe walks with Chinese President Hu Jintao (not pictured) as they inspect an honour guard during an official welcoming ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing in this September 8, 2010 file photo. REUTERS/David Gray/Files

Myanmar's former junta supremo Senior General Than Shwe walks with Chinese President Hu Jintao (not pictured) as they inspect an honour guard during an official welcoming ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing in this September 8, 2010...more

Myanmar's former junta supremo Senior General Than Shwe walks with Chinese President Hu Jintao (not pictured) as they inspect an honour guard during an official welcoming ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing in this September 8, 2010 file photo. REUTERS/David Gray/Files
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Soldiers rest during a rescue operation, after the March 24 earthquake, in Tarlay in this March 26, 2011 file photo. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun/Files

Soldiers rest during a rescue operation, after the March 24 earthquake, in Tarlay in this March 26, 2011 file photo. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun/Files

Soldiers rest during a rescue operation, after the March 24 earthquake, in Tarlay in this March 26, 2011 file photo. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun/Files
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Myanmar's former junta supremo Senior General Than Shwe waves his hand during the Armed Forces Day parade in Myanmar's capital Naypyitaw in this March 27, 2010 file photo. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun/Files

Myanmar's former junta supremo Senior General Than Shwe waves his hand during the Armed Forces Day parade in Myanmar's capital Naypyitaw in this March 27, 2010 file photo. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun/Files

Myanmar's former junta supremo Senior General Than Shwe waves his hand during the Armed Forces Day parade in Myanmar's capital Naypyitaw in this March 27, 2010 file photo. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun/Files
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Myanmar's former junta supremo Senior General Than Shwe walks with Chinese President Hu Jintao (not pictured) as they inspect an honour guard during an official welcoming ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing in this September 8, 2010 file photo. REUTERS/David Gray/Files

Myanmar's former junta supremo Senior General Than Shwe walks with Chinese President Hu Jintao (not pictured) as they inspect an honour guard during an official welcoming ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing in this September 8, 2010...more

Myanmar's former junta supremo Senior General Than Shwe walks with Chinese President Hu Jintao (not pictured) as they inspect an honour guard during an official welcoming ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing in this September 8, 2010 file photo. REUTERS/David Gray/Files
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Riot police and military personnel arrive at the scene of an anti-government protest in Yangon's city centre in this September 28, 2007 file photo. REUTERS/Adrees Latif/Files

Riot police and military personnel arrive at the scene of an anti-government protest in Yangon's city centre in this September 28, 2007 file photo. REUTERS/Adrees Latif/Files

Riot police and military personnel arrive at the scene of an anti-government protest in Yangon's city centre in this September 28, 2007 file photo. REUTERS/Adrees Latif/Files
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