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Funeral Dancers 3

Under halogen lights in the main street is where the event took place. Locals were so curteous and proud that they ushered me to the front row, invited me to their 2nd floor homes, made room atop ladders, all so I could get a good photo. I felt rather shy about the fuss.
an impression of Myanmar

January 12th 2007
The darkening evening has overtaken the bustling of the daytime and the streets should be quiet. But tonight is a special day in Sittwe, the Rhakine State of Western Myanmar. Although historically the pageantry of this area has been much bigger, tonight is a more modest occassion to celebrate and be happy with life. As a foreigner you have stumbled across the night's activity because it takes pl ... read more
Asia » Burma » Western Burma » Sittwe

Burmese Flag Britain conquered Burma over a period of 62 years (1824-1886) and incorporated it into its Indian Empire. Burma was administered as a province of India until 1937 when it became a separate, self-governing colony; independence from the Commonwealth wa... ... read more
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