The Washington Monument provides a backdrop as Myanmar’s State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi is guided by U.S. National Park Service Ranger Heath Mitchell on a visit to the Lincoln Memorial in Washington
Myanmar State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi reviews honour guards during a welcoming ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China
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A woman prepares many cutouts of the number eight before a ceremony marking the 28th anniversary of the 8888 uprising in Yangon, Myanmar
A boy uses an inner tube of a tyre to help him through flood water in Amarapura Township, near Mandalay, in Myanmar
A child wears the headband with a picture of the late General Aung San, waits outside the Martyrs’ Mausoleum, during a ceremony marking the 69th Martyrs’ Day at the Martyrs’ Mausoleum in Yangon, Myanmar, on Tuesday.
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People visit Myanmar‘s landmark Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon. Around 89 percent of the population in Myanmar practice Buddhism, with the rest divided among Christians and Muslims
A policeman directs traffic as Myanmar revellers and tourists take part in wet celebration marking Thingyan, a water festival which brings in the countries new year in Yangon
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A monkey jumps from a branch at Yangon Zoological Gardens in Yangon, Myanmar Yangon Zoological Gardens (Yangon Zoo) is the oldest and second largest zoo in Myanmar
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A cat shelter on the outskirts of Yangon. The shelter houses over 200 animals which are rescued from Yangon streets. The shelter provides food and basic medical treatments
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Children play in front of a brick factory on the outskirts of the northern Myanmar city of Mandalay
Children play football on the bank of the Ayeyarwaddy river in Mandalay, Myanmar on Tuesday
People shower in a street in Yangon on Thursday
Labourers unload gravel from a boat docked in Dala township, opposite Yangon city, Myanmar
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A vendor sells fans with the portrait of Myanmar’s opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi outside the National League for Democracy (NLD) party headquarters in Yangon.
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Novice Buddhist nuns walk to collect alms in Yangon, Myanmar, on Monday.
Myanmar voted Sunday in historic elections that will test whether popular mandate will help loosen the military’s longstanding hold on power even if opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s party secures a widely-expected victory.
Supporters of Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi celebrate as they hear the first official results of the elections outside the National League of Democracy (NLD) headquarters in Yangon.
A Myanmar child laborer carries baskets loaded with gravel used for construction on his shoulders in Yangon, Myanmar
A supporter of NLD, Myanmar‘s opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi‘s National League for Democracy party looks on during the trishaws riding election campaign rally in Yangon, Myanmar. Myanmar will hold the general election on Sunday
Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi greets supporters and Shan ethnic minorities on arrival at Tachileik airport in Shan State to campaign for National League for Democracy (NLD) on Wednesday
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National League for Democracy chairperson Aung San Suu Kyi during her election campaign rally in Kawhmu township on Tuesday. While her National League for Democracy (NLD) party is expected to triumph at key elections this year, Suu Kyi’s pathway to the presidency is blocked by a controversial clause in Myanmar’s junta-era constitution