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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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Every day, parliamentarians use Naypyidaw’s on-site library to access books, keep up on current events and get online.

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The Irrawaddy’s photographer JPaing recently spent time with SSA-S troops in villages of Kyaukme Township that have been affected by recent fighting.

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Costly conservation gives way to unwanted modernization in the ancient Arakanese capital, raising questions about government and contractor transparency.

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As El Niño hits the most extreme of its 12- to 18-month cycle, large swaths of Burma have been beleaguered by high temperatures and drought.

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Scholars call for the systematic excavation of an ancient city in Irrawaddy Division believed to have been a major center of the ancient Pyu civilization.

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The tea shops of the former royal city now boast full menus, TV entertainment and free Internet access, marking a shift from more simple times.

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A relief group from Burma is assisting ethnic Kurdish troops in Iraq currently fighting against the jihadist group known as ISIS.

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An air force plane crashes near Naypyidaw, with one reported survivor.

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Just a few miles from Burma’s national Parliament, farmers plow their fields with water buffalo and prepare the ground for another round of rice.

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Rangoon Public Bus Company launched on Monday, with 18 vehicles in service plying a route from Htauk Kyant Junction down Pyay Road.






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