Family members of Myanmar prisoners sit behind barricades and ...
Jan 3rd, 2012
(AP) - Family members of Myanmar prisoners sit behind barricades and wait in front of Myanmar's notorious Insein prison in Yangon, Myanmar as they hope their relatives will be freed Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012. Myanmar's government announced Monday that it is reducing the sentences of many prisoners, but stopped short of declaring an amnesty that had been expected by many people. (AP Photo/Khin Maung Win) -
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