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The once crime-ridden border town recently hosted a milestone in Burma’s peace process, while efforts are underway to revive the area and establish universities.   

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From Rangoon’s Secretariat to the streets of Mandalay, the public pays respect to Aung San and his colleagues 69 years after their assassination.

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Known locally as Mahachai, and by foreigners as ‘Little Burma,’ Thailand’s Samut Sakhon hosts up to 400,000 Burmese migrants working in factories and fisheries.

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Rangoon’s administrative body sterilizes and vaccinates stray dogs in Sanchaung Township, cooperating with Blue Heart, a local animal welfare group.

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The scenic natural lake between Mandalay and Kyaukse is drawing a growing number of visitors, creating new business opportunities for locals.

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The demand for low-grade stones in Burma’s ‘Ruby Land’ increases as desposits of semi-precious stones remain noticeably thin.

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Over a century after the fall of Burma’s last dynasty, the royal gardens in Mandalay’s palace grounds are languishing and overgrown.

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More than 30 years ago, Ne Win’s junta removed Gen Aung San’s name from his own tomb. But the architects who built it still have a card up their sleeves.

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On the fifth anniversary of the outbreak of war, internally displaced people struggle to survive after international organizations pull rice provisions.

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Workers at private mining quarries near Mandalay suffer serious health problems, with little hope for compensation

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Fishing villages in the Irrawaddy Delta share a mangrove-covered island with a community of endangered saltwater crocodiles.

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Although typically cool, Shan State’s upland areas, much like the rest of Burma, have been suffering from an unusually powerful El Niño weather pattern.

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In this story, published less than a week after his death in 2014, our photographer Hein Htet describes a post-mortem visit to Win Tin’s home.

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Thanakha, a fragrant paste, is traditionally used in Burma for cosmetic and medicinal purposes and is made using a flat, circular stone known as kyauk pyin.

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While computers remain luxuries and electricity is still unreliable, Rangoon’s typists continue earning their living using restored Cold War-era machines.

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Bus passengers describe being ‘freed’ from harassment on Rangoon’s new BRT routes, which boast air conditioning and quicker arrival times.

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After several months of delays, restoration of Mandalay’s Golden Palace Monastery, one of the city’s ancient sites, resumes.

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The Irrawaddy remembers the late Win Tin, a cofounder of the National League for Democracy (NLD) who would have turned 86 on Saturday.

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An ancient city of two names, Inwa—previously Ava—sits in the center of Burma, a half hour’s drive from Mandalay city.

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Pansodan Street in Rangoon is not only famous for its historic colonial architecture but also its sidewalks that are lined with secondhand booksellers.






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