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SAFFRON REVOLUTION – 2007, Burma – More than 100,000 Burmese protesters were led by Buddhist monks, whose saffron-colored robes gave the revolution its name, in an uprising against the ruling junta after it removed fuel subsidies. A quick government crackdown triggered a fresh wave of arrests and lengthy prison sentences. Authorities arrested more than 5,000 people. Here, an exiled monk who fled th eprotests of the 2007 Saffron Revolution, rakes trash from the street outside the makeshift monastery he shares with three others in Utica, NY.

PHOTO: MIke Segar/Reuters

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