Rohingya Muslim woman

A Rohingya Muslim woman, fleeing sectarian violence in Myanmar, is pictured taking shelter under a tarp while on an intercepted boat trying to cross the Naf river into Bangladesh in Teknaf. Bangladesh on Wednesday refused three more boatloads of Rohingya Muslims fleeing sectarian violence in Myanmar, officials said, despite growing calls for the border to be opened. Bangladeshi guards have turned back 16 boats carrying more than 660 Rohingya people, most of them women and children, since June 11 as they tried to enter from neighbouring Myanmar across the river Naf.

( Getty Images / June 13, 2012 )

A Rohingya Muslim woman, fleeing sectarian violence in Myanmar, is pictured taking shelter under a tarp while on an intercepted boat trying to cross the Naf river into Bangladesh in Teknaf. Bangladesh on Wednesday refused three more boatloads of Rohingya Muslims fleeing sectarian violence in Myanmar, officials said, despite growing calls for the border to be opened. Bangladeshi guards have turned back 16 boats carrying more than 660 Rohingya people, most of them women and children, since June 11 as they tried to enter from neighbouring Myanmar across the river Naf.

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