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    A beauty pageant contestant from Myanmar used her platform to plead for international help for her country during the Miss Grand International contest in Thailand. Han Lay fought back tears as she described the military crackdown that left scores of pro-democracy protesters dead on Saturday.» Subscribe to NBC News: http://nbcnews.to/SubscribeToNBC

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    In This Story: Myanmar

    Myanmar (formerly Burma) is a Southeast Asian nation of more than 100 ethnic groups, bordering India, Bangladesh, China, Laos and Thailand. Yangon (formerly Rangoon), the country’s largest city, is home to bustling markets, numerous parks and lakes, and the towering, gilded Shwedagon Pagoda, which contains Buddhist relics and dates to the 6th century.

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