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Myanmar

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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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