Monday, May 19, 2008

Myanmar After The Storm: Honoring The Victims

The government of Myanmar has borrowed a page from China's playbook and has declared three days of mourning for the victims of Cyclone Nargis. In honor of those victims – the dead and the still-living – here are some pictures of Myanmar people in slightly happier times.


A monk at home in his monastery in Yangon, near the Reclining Buddha statue

The senior monk at the same monastery

Sidewalk fruit seller in Yangon's city center

Volunteers cleaning the stone pavement of the Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon

Visitors relaxing at the Shwedagon Pagoda

Public bus service on the road outside of Yangon

A group of children on their way to school

Daily procession of monks near Bago

Solitary man - Bago

Young women at the Golden Rock Pagoda "base camp"

Myanmar's future rests here

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