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A hot air balloon hovers over the temples of Bagan in Myanmar, on Tuesday. Between the 11th and 13th centuries, the city, in Mandalay province, was the kingdom’s capital and one of the most important centres for learning in Asia.
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An elderly Kachin refugee woman making a broom at the Janmai Baptist camp, Myitkyina, Kachin State. Thousands of local people left their homes and took shelter in refugee camps to escape the ongoing battles between the Myanmar government’s troops and the Kachin Independence Army (KIA).
Myanmar pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi arrives at the parliament buildings on the Stormont estate in Belfast
Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi arrives at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, to receive the Sakharov EU human uights prize she won in 1990 at the height of the military crackdown in Myanmar
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A visually impaired monk is assisted as he participates in a walk to mark White Cane Day in Yangon. About 1,000 blind and visually impaired people from around Myanmar took part in the event.
An ethnic Shan fisherman catches prawns in Inle Lake, one of the main tourist attractions in Myanmar. The number of international visitors to Myanmar in the first eight months of 2013 has reached more than 1m, an increase of 58 per cent compared with the same period of 2012, according to local media
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Children asleep on the platform of the Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon, Myanmar.
Christmas trees in Yangon, Myanmar.
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Landless Myanmar residents pray during a protest against land grabs in Yangon on Monday. Some 200 people who are seeking the return of their lands took part in the protest in the city.
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Pedestrians make their way along a flooded road while vehicles make slow progress in heavy traffic on Thursday in Yangon, Myanmar.