Myanmar

Boys play on teak logs piled at a port in Yangon April 18, 2013.

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Boys play on teak logs piled at a port in Yangon, Myanmar, on Thursday. Read more

A woman lights frankincense as she prays at Shwedagon pagoda on the first day of Myanmar's traditional New Year in Yangon April 17, 2013.

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A woman lights frankincense as she prays at Shwedagon Pagoda on the first day of Myanmar‘s traditional New Year in Yangon on Wednesday.

Youths dressed as punks drink beer as they wait for a punk music show during the Myanmar New Year Water Festival in Yangon

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Youths dressed as punks drink beer as they wait for a punk music show during the Myanmar New Year Water Festival in Yangon on Friday. Myanmar celebrates Thingyan during the month of Tagu, which usually falls around mid-April.

Labourers display fish for sale at a night market in Yangon early on April 10, 2013.  A World Bank official said earlier this year that Myanmar has "enormous potential" as it undergoes reforms.

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Labourers display fish for sale at a night market in Yangon early on April 10, 2013. A World Bank official said earlier this year that Myanmar has “enormous potential” as it undergoes reforms.

Muslim men clean debris in front of a mosque heavily damaged in recent violence in town of Gyo Bin Gauk

Muslim men clean debris in front of a mosque heavily damaged in recent violence in the town of Gyo Bin Gauk. Reuters/Damir Sagolj

President Thein Sein of Myanmar pledged this week to step up the pace of reform and crack down on religious and racial violenceRead more