Ethnic violence in Myanmar

Associated Press
A woman looks at destroyed buildings following ethnic unrest between Buddhists and Muslims in Meikhtila, Mandalay division, about 550 kilometers (340 miles) north of Yangon, Myanmar, Saturday, March 23, 2013. Myanmar's army took control of a ruined central city on Saturday, imposing a tense calm after several days of clashes between Buddhists and Muslims left piles of corpses in the streets and buildings ablaze in the worst sectarian bloodshed to hit the Southeast Asian nation this year. (AP Photo/Khin Maung Win)

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Sectarian clashes between Buddhists and Muslims in Meikhtila spread to at least two other towns in the country's heartland, undermining government efforts to quash an eruption of violence that has killed dozens of people and displaced 10,000 more.

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