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Myanmar

  • Myanmar discovers it has only 51 million people
    YANGON, Myanmar – Myanmar has discovered it has only 51 million people – far less than the previously estimated 60 million.
  • Dethroned Myanmar beauty queen takes crown
    A Myanmar beauty queen who was stripped of her title for allegedly being rude and dishonest has run off with the $100,000 jeweled crown, a South Korea-based pageant said Friday.
  • Sweeping on Shwedagon: An act of merit
    Every evening, more than a dozen men and women walk in a tight row in front of Myanmar’s most revered Buddhist pagoda, sweeping the vast marble terrace in unison in hopes of keeping it clean for barefoot pilgrims.
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Views from Burma

Associated Press photos | Alexander F. Yuan
A young monk walks to collect food offered by families near his monastery while a dog strays on a street in Yangon, Myanmar, on Tuesday.
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Young monks write passages of classic Buddhist literature during dictation under the supervision of an older monk at Kyikekaloh Monastery in Yangon on Monday.
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A rooster and a stray dog at a banana market in Yangon on Tuesday.
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A girl walks with an umbrella on her way to school while two younger children play in a slum area of Yangon on Monday.

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