Myanmar

This photo taken on February 4, 2016 sho...This photo taken on February 4, 2016 shows a woman working next to cats at a shelter on the outskirts of Yangon. The shelter houses over 200 animals and are provided food and basic medical treatments which owners say were rescued from Yangon streets. AFP PHOTO / Ye Aung THUYe Aung Thu/AFP/Getty Images

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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

Children play in front of a brick factor...Children play in front of a brick factory on the outskirts of the northern Myanmar city of Mandalay on December 14, 2015.   AFP PHOTO / Phyo Hein KyawPhyo Hein Kyaw/AFP/Getty Images

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Children play in front of a brick factory on the outskirts of the northern Myanmar city of Mandalay 

Children play soccer on the bank of the Ayeyarwaddy river in Mandalay, Myanmar, Tuesday Dec. 8, 2015

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Children play football on the bank of the Ayeyarwaddy river in Mandalay, Myanmar on Tuesday

People shower in a street in Yangon on Thursday.  US President Barack Obama congratulated Myanmar for holding "free and fair" polls, a minister said, as the government and army chief promised a smooth transition of power as Aung San Suu Kyi's party tip-toed towards an election victory

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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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Labourers unload gravel from a boat docked in Dala township, opposite Yangon city, Myanmar

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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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.

Myanmar Elections

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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.

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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

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A Myanmar child laborer carries baskets loaded with gravel used for construction on his shoulders in Yangon, Myanmar

Myanmar general elections...epa05008489 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, 03 November 2015. Myanmar will hold the general election on 08 November 2015.  EPA/RUNGROJ YONGRIT

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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 October 21, 2015.  European Union observers will be given access to voting on military bases for next month's Myanmar election, an official said, a move to bolster oversight of a poll billed as the country's fairest in decades.

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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

National League for Democracy chairperson Aung San Suu Kyi during her election campaign rally in Kawhmu township on September 22, 2015. 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

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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

Labourers ride on truck on their way to work on the outskirt of Yangon on Monday.

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Labourers ride on truck on their way to work on the outskirt of Yangon on Monday.

Kayan ethnic women wait for the arrival of National League for Democracy chairperson Aung San Suu Kyi during an election campaign rally in Demoso, Myanmar's Kayah State on Thursday

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Kayan ethnic women wait for the arrival of National League for Democracy chairperson Aung San Suu Kyi during an election campaign rally in Demoso, Myanmar’s Kayah State on Thursday

TOPSHOTS This photo is taken on Septembe...TOPSHOTS This photo is taken on September 7, 2015 shows a traditional fisherman riding a small boat on Inle Lake in Myanmars northeastern Shan state. AFP PHOTO / Ye Aung THUYe Aung Thu/AFP/Getty Images

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A traditional fisherman rides a small boat on Inle Lake in Myanmars northeastern Shan state 

Myanmar worker carries rice bags on his shoulder at a jetty near Yangon river, Yangon, Myanmar, 03 September 2015. Myanmar Rice Federation (MRF) official told media that Myanmar would resume rice export on mid-september which has halted since the first week of August after mooson heavy rain and floods hit around the nation. MRF said this year rice export is expected less than 1.5 millon tons despide the government firstly expected about 2 million tons of this fical year as about 400.000 hectares of rice fields were expected to be damaged by floods

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A Myanmar worker carries rice bags on his shoulder at a jetty near Yangon river, Yangon, Myanmar on Thursday. Myanmar will resume rice export from september which has been halted since the first week of August after mooson heavy rain and floods hit around the nation

A Buddhist monk walks around the Shwedagon Pagoda at sunrise in Yangon

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A Buddhist monk walks around the Shwedagon Pagoda at sunrise in Yangon. Buddhism in Myanmar is predominantly of the Theravada tradition, practiced by 89 percent of the country’s population.

Local people ride on a cow cart on the road in Naypyidaw on Friday

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Local people ride on a cow cart on the road in Naypyidaw on Friday

Locals use makeshift raft and rubber inner tube as a means of getting through  flooded road in Kale township of Sagaing Region, Myanmar on Monday. Myanmar president  declared four regions (Sagaing, Magway Regions and Rakhine, Chin States) as disaster zones on 31 July 2015. Heavy monsoon rains caused floods around Myanmar with dozens deaths being reported as thousands are fleeing their homes in several regions across the country. In Myanmar monsoon starts at the beginning of June and ends in September.

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Locals use makeshift raft and rubber inner tube as a means of getting through flooded road in Kale township of Sagaing Region, Myanmar on Monday. Myanmar president declared four regions (Sagaing, Magway Regions and Rakhine, Chin States) as disaster zones

A worker looks on amid a pile of logs at a holding area along the Yangon river in Yangon on July 23, 2015. Beijing on July 23 hit out at long jail sentences handed to more than 150 Chinese nationals for illegal logging in Myanmar, in the latest tremor to shake relations between the neighbours

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A worker looks on amid a pile of logs at a holding area along the Yangon river in Yangon on Thursday. Beijing hit out at long jail sentences handed to more than 150 Chinese nationals for illegal logging in Myanmar, in the latest tremor to shake relations between the neighbours