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Leaders of the Arakan Army, ethnic rebel group, gather with other rebel leaders and representatives of various Myanmar ethnic rebel groups at the opening of a four-day conference in Mai Ja Yang, a town controlled by the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) in northern Kachin State on July 26, 2016. The conference is organized by the rebel leaders ahead of the August planned peace conference by Aung San Suu Kyi's new civilian-led government. Suu Kyi has made peace a flagship policy of her new government, which took over in March after decades of brutal junta rule while conflicts continue to rage in several areas between ethnic minority armed groups and the army. Some 240,000 people have been displaced nationwide due to unrest and communal conflict. / AFP PHOTO / STR

May 18, 2017 2:38 PM (UTC+8)