Thursday, September 21, 2017

Ethnic Akha ring in New Year at Kengtung festival

Douglas Long reports from the 2015 Akha New Year Festival, which drew ethnic Akha from near and afar.

 

 

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Tazaungdaing 2013

Images from the Tazaungdaing festival in the Shan capital of Taunggyi in 2013.

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Hundreds gather for 8888 anniversary ceremony

About 200 politicians, pro-democracy activists, students and monks gathered at two sites in Yangon on August 8 to mark the 26th anniversary of the 1988 uprising.

 

 

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Monsoon flooding in South Dagon

A selection of images from mid-July flooding in South Dagon, Yangon.






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Heightened security in Mandalay after unrest

The police presence in Mandalay has been upped following several days of religious tensions, that resulted in the deaths of two people and saw 13 people injured. The funeral of the Buddhist man killed attracted a procession some thousand people strong, a number of whom carried sticks and crude weapons. A section 144 curfew has been imposed in the city in an attempt to quell any outbreaks of further violence. These pictures from Chief photographer Kaung Htet were taken on July 4, in the wake of the funeral procession.

 

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