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Thousands of refugees from fighting in remote northern Myanmar have flooded into makeshift tent cities erected on the other side of the long border with China, creating a humanitarian crisis. More than 10,000 refugees have fled to an area in southwestern Yunnan province, driven by fighting between Myanmar's military and the Kachin Independence Army (KIA), one of the country's most powerful rebel groups.

In this photo taken Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012, handicapped Karen refugees with all have been blinded, mostly by landmines, sing in group at their shelter inside Mae La refugee camp in Tha Song Yang district, Tak province northern Thailand. Surprisingly rapid reforms and cease-fires under way in Myanmar are opening the prospects for the return of one of the world's largest refugee populations _ some 1 million Burmese huddled in frontier camps and hide-outs across five countries.

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In this photo taken Thursday, jan. 19, 2012, young Karen refugees attend a morning church service inside Mae La refugee camp in Tha Song Yang district, Tak province northern Thailand. Surprisingly rapid reforms and cease-fires under way in Myanmar are opening the prospects for the return of one of the world's largest refugee populations _ some 1 million Burmese huddled in frontier camps and hide-outs across five countries.

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In this photo taken Dec. 28, 2011, refugees look from their camp in Myitkyina, Kachin State, Myanmar. Myanmar's government and ethnic Kachin rebels met Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012, for cease-fire talks to end several months of armed clashes near the northern border with China. After two days of negotiations, a high-level government team and members of the Kachin Independence Organization agreed to continue talks later and in the meantime to inform the other side before deploying troops, according to an official at the talks who declined to be named.

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In this undated photo released by Free Burma Ranger, Karen civilians flee the Myanmar suppression by boat in Karen state, Myanmar. Myanmar's military-backed government may have recently unveiled reforms unprecedented in half a century of despotic rule to worldwide applause. But away from the international spotlight, across large swaths of the country, its army continues to torture and kill civilians, gang rape women and turn thousands of villagers into refugees in campaigns to stamp out the world's longest running insurgencies, human rights groups say.

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In this undated photo released by Free Burma Ranger, a Karen mother of four with belongings take a break while fleeing the Myanmar suppression in Karen state, Myanmar. Myanmar's military-backed government may have recently unveiled reforms unprecedented in half a century of despotic rule to worldwide applause. But away from the international spotlight, across large swaths of the country, its army continues to torture and kill civilians, gang rape women and turn thousands of villagers into refugees in campaigns to stamp out the world's longest running insurgencies, human rights groups say

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In this undated photo released by Free Burma Ranger, a Karen mother holds her daughter while fleeing the Myanmar suppression in Karen state, Myanmar. Myanmar's military-backed government may have recently unveiled reforms unprecedented in half a century of despotic rule to worldwide applause. But away from the international spotlight, across large swaths of the country, its army continues to torture and kill civilians, gang rape women and turn thousands of villagers into refugees in campaigns to stamp out the world's longest running insurgencies, human rights groups say.

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