Myanmar

Myanmar State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi reviews honour guards during a welcoming ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing

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Myanmar State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi reviews honour guards during a welcoming ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China

A woman prepares cutout numbers 8 before a ceremony marking the 28th anniversary of the 8888 uprising in Yangon, Myanmar, 08 August 2016. The 08 August 1988, also known as '8888 Uprising' marked the start of protests by students in Yangon that would soon spread through the country. The demonstrations were aimed at the then ruling Burma Socialist Programme Party regime of the one-party state, headed by General Ne Win. The protests ended in September the same year after a military coup by the State Law and Order Restoration Council

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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

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A boy uses an inner tube of a tyre to help him through flood water in Amarapura Township, near Mandalay, in Myanmar

Martyrs' Day in Myanmar

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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.

People visit Myanmar's landmark Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon on July 14, 2016.  Around 89 percent of the population in Myanmar practice Buddhism, with the rest divided among Christians and Muslims.  / AFP PHOTO / YE AUNG THUYE AUNG THU/AFP/Getty Images

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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 r...A policeman directs traffic as Myanmar revellers and tourists take part in wet celebration marking Thingyan, a water festival which brings in the countrys new year, in Yangon on April 12, 2016. The Buddhist festival of water pouring symbolizes spiritual cleansing and begin the new year free from worldly impurities with celebrants devoting the four days of Thingyan in merry making of water dousing until the eve of new year. / AFP PHOTO / ROMEO GACADROMEO GACAD/AFP/Getty Images

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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 

Myanmar animals at Yangon Zoological Gardens...epa05246530 A monkey jumps from a branch at Yangon Zoological Gardens in Yangon, Myanmar, 06 April 2016. Yangon Zoological Gardens (Yangon Zoo) is the oldest and second largest zoo in Myanmar.  EPA/LYNN BO BO

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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

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.