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Opponents of military rule in Myanmar made the Easter egg a symbol of defiance on Sunday, posting pictures of eggs with slogans after a night of candle-lit vigils across the country to remember those killed since the Feb. 1 coup.

The Assistance Association for Political Prisoners, an activist group monitoring casualties and arrests since the military overthrew the elected government of Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, said the toll of dead had risen to 557.

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