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Myanmar has announced the release of almost 7,000 prisoners on presidential pardons, the latest in a series of amnesties by Thein Sein's reformist government.

An information ministry statement on Thursday said 6,966 prisoners, including 210 foreigners, would be freed from various prisons across the country "on humanitarian grounds and in view of national reconciliation".

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