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Persecution:
- Overview:
Changing world
- A refugee's story
- Slideshow:
50 years of refugees
- Slideshow:
Refugee portraits
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Persecution: Slideshow: 50 years of refugees
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Bengali exodus
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Bengali exodus
The flight of 10 million Bengalis to India in 1971 ranks as the most dramatic exodus of the 20th century. Monsoon rain and cholera outbreaks made life difficult in the 800 camps. But most of the refugees returned within two months of the creation of Bangladesh in December 1971.
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