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Riot-hit western Burma province in state of emergency

11 June 2012 Last updated at 04:01 BST

Burma's president Thein Sein has announced a state of emergency in the western state of Rakhine, following a week of attacks in the area.

A spate of violence involving Buddhists and Muslims has left 17 people dead and hundreds of properties damaged.

The BBC's David Campanale reports.