Mindanao

Always interesting to see a little smidge of international focus on the Philippines, if not more. A few pics, courtesy of the BBC Online’s popular Day In Pictures feature. (And I don’t want to diminish the seriousness of the painful conditions in the south, but really, it might be time for the guerrilla fighters to, er, reconsider their acronym.)

BBC Day In Pictures: Mindanao Conflict (9 pictures)

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Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) guerrilla fighters want a separate Muslim homeland in the southern Philippines.
Since a peace deal with the government collapsed, some have abandoned the ceasefire.

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