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Thousands Flee Burma's Rakhine State Ahead of Storm

Tens of thousands scramble to leave low-lying refugee camps in Burma's Rakhine state as Cyclone Mahasen approaches.
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Internally displaced Rohingya people take shelter in a building ahead of the arrival of Cyclone Mahasen, in Sittwe, northwestern Rakhine State, Burma, May 15, 2013.
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Internally displaced Rohingya people take shelter in a building ahead of the arrival of Cyclone Mahasen, in Sittwe, northwestern Rakhine State, Burma, May 15, 2013.

Soldiers wait to help people move to safe location at a Rohingya internally displaced person camp outside of Sittwe, Burma, May 15, 2013.
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Soldiers wait to help people move to safe location at a Rohingya internally displaced person camp outside of Sittwe, Burma, May 15, 2013.

An internally displaced Rohingya woman walks carrying a sibling in a makeshift camp in Sittwe, Burma, May 14, 2013.
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An internally displaced Rohingya woman walks carrying a sibling in a makeshift camp in Sittwe, Burma, May 14, 2013.

Internally displaced Rohingya boys shiver in rain in a makeshift camp for Rohingya people in Sittwe, Burma, May 14, 2013.
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Internally displaced Rohingya boys shiver in rain in a makeshift camp for Rohingya people in Sittwe, Burma, May 14, 2013.

Novice Buddhist monks play in the sea in Sittwe, Burma ahead of the arrival of Cyclone Mahasen, May 14, 2013.
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Novice Buddhist monks play in the sea in Sittwe, Burma ahead of the arrival of Cyclone Mahasen, May 14, 2013.

Internally displaced Rohingya stand outside their tent in a camp in Sittwe, northwestern Rakhine State, Burma, May 14, 2013.
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Internally displaced Rohingya stand outside their tent in a camp in Sittwe, northwestern Rakhine State, Burma, May 14, 2013.

Thandawli villagers stand by the bank of a river in a camp for Rohingya internally displaced persons outside Sittwe, Burma, May 14, 2013.
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Thandawli villagers stand by the bank of a river in a camp for Rohingya internally displaced persons outside Sittwe, Burma, May 14, 2013.

A Rakhine Buddhist woman and her child take in a monastery because of the arrival of the Cyclone Mahasen, Sittwe, Burma, May 14, 2013.
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A Rakhine Buddhist woman and her child take in a monastery because of the arrival of the Cyclone Mahasen, Sittwe, Burma, May 14, 2013.

Buddhist monks and others walk across a road in downtown Rangoon, Burma, May 13, 2013.
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Buddhist monks and others walk across a road in downtown Rangoon, Burma, May 13, 2013.

Lightning is seen over the Sule pagoda and the former city hall of Rangoon, Burma, May 13, 2013.
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Lightning is seen over the Sule pagoda and the former city hall of Rangoon, Burma, May 13, 2013.

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