Myanmar has accepted what appears to be the first five among some 700,000 Rohingya Muslim refugees who fled to neighbouring Bangladesh to escape military-led violence against the minority group, even though the United Nations says it's not yet safe for them to return home.
The pictures also show the family - one man, two women and a young girl and boy - receiving controversial national verification cards, which Rohingya activists have rejected, saying they are a way to deny Rohingya people citizenship.
The family members were scrutinised by immigration and health ministry officials and the social welfare, relief and resettlement ministry provided them with "materials such as rice, mosquito netting, blankets, t-shirt, longyis [Burmese sarong] and kitchen utensils", the government said.
An estimated 687,000 Rohingya are now living in refugee camps in Bangladesh. After months of delays, five members of a Rohingya family went back to Rakhine on Thursday.
Myanmar has so far approved fewer than 600 names from a list of more than 8,000 refugees provided by Bangladesh.
The comments come amid the repatriation of the first Rohingya family back to Myanmar.
Asif Munier, an independent researcher on migration and refugee, said Myanmar's unilateral action and the efforts to manipulate the issue by portraying it as "repatriation" could undermine the bilateral deal signed in November.
Bangladesh and Myanmar agreed a repatriation plan in January but its start has been repeatedly delayed as both sides blame the other for lack of preparation.
A foreign ministry official said, "There is no scope to call it repatriation ... it's a total hoax because the family which the Myanmar authorities claimed to have been repatriated was not within the territory of Bangladesh".
Around 700,000 Rohingya are trapped in makeshift refugee camps like this one near Cox's Bazar in Bangladesh.
"UNHCR considers that conditions in Myanmar are not yet conducive for returns to be safe, dignified, and sustainable".
According to UN officials, almost 700,000 Rohingya have fled into Bangladesh from Rakhine to escape a military crackdown since August, amid reports of murder, rape and arson by Myanmar troops and Buddhist vigilantes which the United Nations has likened to "ethnic cleansing". Many refuse to return without a guarantee of basic rights and citizenship.
Doctors Without Borders says the violence claimed at least 6,700 Rohingya lives in the first month alone.
A member of a Rohingya family is issued with her ID card.
The move comes despite warnings from the United Nations and other rights groups that a mass repatriation of Rohingya would be premature, as Myanmar has yet to address the systematic legal discrimination and persecution the minority has faced for decades. They're not officially considered citizens of any country and are largely shunned by Myanmar's mostly Buddhist population. And a United Nations report from last week says the country still hasn't addressed the actual cause of the crisis.
The UNHCR also urged the Myanmar Government to immediately provide full and unhindered access to refugees places of origin in Rakhine, which would enable it to assess the situation and provide information to refugees about conditions in the places of origin, as well as to monitor any possible future return and reintegration of refugees.