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As dignitaries and the public distributed offerings to 18,000 monks at a special ceremony at the Shwedagon Pagoda, the 5,000 nuns at the event risked heatstroke and went home empty-handed.
US diplomat Bill Richardson also hit out at the State Counsellor for an "absence of moral leadership" over the crisis.