Children watch the festivities during the 63rd anniversary of ...
Jan 31st, 2012
(Reuters) - Children watch the festivities during the 63rd anniversary of Karen Revolution Day at Oo Kray Kee Township in the Karen State, along the Thai-Myanmar border, January 31, 2012
. The ceremony took place weeks after a cease-fire agreement between the Karen National Union (KNU) and Burmese government was signed, ending the 62-year conflict which was one of the world's longest-running insurgencies. REUTERS/Sukree Sukplang (MYANMAR - Tags: ANNIVERSARY POLITICS CIVIL UNREST MILITARY) -
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