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Burma's Menacing Monks by Adam Dean (43 images)

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Burma's Buddhist monks have long stood for non violent resistance to the country's now retired military junta and were at the forefront of a number of protest movements that chipped away at the regime's legitimacy. Since the easing of stringent controls on political life, however, a darker, less tolerant side of Burma's saffron robe clad monks has emerged. This harsher Buddhist identity is personified by U Wirathu, a 45 year old monk who now heads the so-called 969 movement. Wirathu has...
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