Tense standoff at Myanmar copper mine is latest in series of land disputes

December 23, 2014 12:45 PM

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Tense standoff at Myanmar copper mine is latest in series of land disputes

Activists holding candles offer prayers for a victim who was killed during a crackdown on protesters at a copper mine in northwestern Myanmar, Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014, at a park in front of the city hall in Yangon, Myanmar. Villagers protesting their eviction for expansion of the Chinese-backed copper mine are continuing a stand-off with security forces, a day after their confrontation left one woman dead and 20 other people hurt. (AP Photo/Khin Maung Win) (The Associated Press)

A solo protester burns a sheet of joss paper as he stages a protest in front of the Chinese Embassy Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014, in Yangon, Myanmar. Villagers protesting their eviction for expansion of a Chinese-backed copper mine in Myanmar are continuing a stand-off with security forces, a day after th...

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