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A Sanctuary for Burmese Elephants in Green Hill Valley By

A group of elephants, mostly retired work animals from Burma’s logging industry, is now being cared for at a camp in Southern Shan State.

At the Start of the Death Railway By

The railway’s start point in Mon State is a reminder of the thousands of war prisoners who lost their lives constructing the line to Thailand.


On the Full Moon Day of Waso, Buddhists ride wooden boats through flooded fields toward the shrine of a guardian spirit.


An Irrawaddy photographer gets an inside look at life as a soldier in the Ta’ang National Liberation Army (TNLA) in northern Shan State.


The Kayaw, an ethnic group living in Karenni State, are known for their ornate ear rings, silver pendants and brass rings worn around women’s legs.

Funeral Sparks Further Unrest in Mandalay By

A Buddhist mob sets fire to a Muslim section of a cemetery during the funeral of a Buddhist man who was killed in rioting.

Security Tight in Mandalay after Outbreak of Communal Violence By

More than a thousand police are deployed in central Mandalay after clashes between Buddhists and Muslims late Tuesday night.

In Karenni State, a Monastery Fit for a Prince By

The palatial Kantarawadi Haw in downtown Loikaw is perhaps the last surviving reminder of a bygone era in Karenni State.

As Drugs Blaze, Eradication Efforts Fail to Stem Trade: UN By

UN officials warn illicit drug production in Burma continues to rise, while noting there had been “relatively little” drug seizures.

‘Burma is Like a Cancer Victim’ By

The exhibition of Burmese painter Yei Myint depicts a country afflicted, despite its widely lauded reforms of recent years.

Netherlands Burma Water Management Cooperation to Address Challenges, Boost Trade By

The countries resume water management cooperation after a hiatus of two decades, as a Dutch delegation offers expertise to address risks and build up trade.

A Contest to the Death in Indonesia By

Spear-wielding warriors on horseback take revenge during a violent annual festival known as Pasola on the island of Sumba, in eastern Indonesia.

A Holy Limestone Cave in Karen State By

Surrounded by lush paddy fields, the Kawgun cave in southeastern Burma attracts visitors from near and far, who come to admire its many Buddhist statues.

The Reach of Rangoon River By

Rangoon River contributes much to the day-to-day lives of more than six million people living in Burma’s biggest city and its neighboring areas.

Artists Celebrate Suu Kyi’s Upcoming Birthday With Exhibit By

The ‘For Suu’ art exhibition puts 77 portrait paintings of Aung San Suu Kyi on display in honor of her 69th birthday on Thursday.

Serene Sangkhlaburi By

Spectacular light, a charming old-world atmosphere and an abundance of nature add to the understated allure of this little-known border town.

Knee-Deep in Rangoon’s Rainy Season By

The government says it spent US$12 million to improve the city’s drainage system, but residents are still regularly forced to wade through deep floods.

Shan Cuisine Wins New Fans From Japan By

In Rangoon, traditional dishes from Shan State are attracting palates from far beyond Burma’s eastern highlands.

Japanese Experts Aid Fight to Save At-Risk Wooden Buildings in Burma By

It is hoped that advanced techniques being used at the Bagaya Monastery at Ava will help the country to preserve ancient teak wood monasteries.

‘New Reform’ Paintings Exhibition Showcases Old and New Artists By

The ‘New Reform’ paintings exhibit at Rangoon’s Lokanat Gallery showcases the paintings of late great Burmese painters as well as today’s young talents.

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