A small, dusty town in central Burma became the focus of the country on Friday, as thousands descended on the Magwe town of Nat Mauk, the birthplace of Aung San.
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“Hundreds of civil servants [and workers] fled the town and headed south by car or motorbike. Those without transportation simply began walking.”
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