Tensions rise in Rakhine Buddhists and Rohingya Muslims clash

1. A Rakhine man holds homemade weapons as he walks in front of houses that were burnt during fighting between Buddhist Rakhine and Muslim Rohingya communities in Sittwe

Tensions rise in Rakhine Buddhists and Rohingya Muslims clash

2. A Rakhine man holds homemade weapons as he stands in front of a house that was burnt during fighting between Buddhist Rakhine and Muslim Rohingya communities

Tensions rise in Rakhine Buddhists and Rohingya Muslims clash

3. Rakhine people get water from a fire engine to extinguish their burning homes

Tensions rise in Rakhine Buddhists and Rohingya Muslims clash

4. A Buddhist monk stands in the debris of burned houses still smouldering in Sittwe

Tensions rise in Rakhine Buddhists and Rohingya Muslims clash

5. Bangladesh border guards push back Rohingya Muslims fleeing religious violence in Burma, as they try to cross the Naf river into Bangladesh

Tensions rise in Rakhine Buddhists and Rohingya Muslims clash

6. Rohingya Muslims fleeing sectarian violence cry as they are turned back and prevented from entering Bangladesh

Tensions rise in Rakhine Buddhists and Rohingya Muslims clash

7. A Rohingya Muslim man, wounded by a bullet, recuperates at the Chittagong Medical College Hospital in Bangladesh following his detention while trying to cross the Naf river

Tensions rise in Rakhine Buddhists and Rohingya Muslims clash

8. Police arrive during fighting between Buddhist Rakhine and Muslim Rohingya communities in Sittwe

Tensions rise in Rakhine Buddhists and Rohingya Muslims clash

9. A Buddhist monk looks from the window behind a policeman during fighting between Buddhist Rakhine and Muslim Rohingya communities in Sittwe

Tensions rise in Rakhine Buddhists and Rohingya Muslims clash

10. A Rakhine woman carries her belongings and a sharpened bamboo stick for protection in Sittwe

Tensions rise in Rakhine Buddhists and Rohingya Muslims clash