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    The death toll from Myanmar’s military coup has risen above 50, as people continue to take to the streets.

    On Wednesday alone, 38 people were killed, in the bloodiest day in the country since demonstrations began just over a month ago.

    Deputy Director of Human Rights Watch’s Asia division, Phil Robertson, says the suppression resembles the Tiananmen Square massacre, with the military firing on protesters.

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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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