Campaigners and relatives gathered in Rangoon on Thursday to commemorate those who died in custody after being locked up by for opposing the former military regime.
Five political prisoners are released and dozens more are expected to walk free in early January, but protesters called for their freedom sooner.
After years of decay, the former home of Burma’s famed diplomat is being converted into a museum.
The Ta’ang rebel army in east Burma says drug production is padding the pockets of government-controlled militias and devastating local communities.
Burma’s Phyu Wah Thet finishes first in the long-distance race at Wunna Theidhi Stadium in Naypyidaw, while her teammate Khin Mar Se finishes third.
A fourth place finish disappoints Burma’s young yachters, while the country’s adult half-rater team still has its sights set on gold.
A close match finished 1-1 on Saturday night, leaving both teams still likely to progress to the later stages of the men’s football competition.
The mainly ethnic Pa-O inhabitants of Noung Htao village, in Hsi Hseng Township, survive on a meager income from farming.
The extravaganza, complete with parades, fireworks, dancers and a sound-and-light show, was held to loud cheers and bursts of applause in a packed 30,000-seat stadium.
Burma’s most famous place of learning has been reopened to undergraduates, after it was dismantled by a military regime intolerant of opposition.
Tour companies offer tourists and locals alike the chance to see Burma’s former capital from the water.
Burma marks the 200-year anniversary of the arrival of an American missionary who is credited with bringing Baptist Christianity to the country.
Win Pe Myint’s current exhibition at the Myanmar Ink Art Gallery in Rangoon includes landscapes from his travels in Upper Burma.
The small ethnic Shan minority in Burma’s former capital gather at a Buddhist temple to mark New Year.
Maha Bandoola Garden in downtown Rangoon has recently been renovated to provide a tranquil, shady oasis for visitors during the upcoming Southeast Asian Games.
On a recent visit to the ethnic Pa-O majority Aungban Township, farmers were hard at work in the fields.
The one-week exhibition at Rangoon’s Gallery 65 showcases 37 water paintings from Burma, Japan and China, Korea, Thailand and Iran.
The daily commute to school for children living in the shadow of Mandalay Division’s Mt. Popa takes them across a dam reservoir.
The Myanmar National Symphony Orchestra and a French string quartet join forces to celebrate the 65th anniversary of Franco-Burmese diplomatic relations.
The low cost and convenience of food sold at the many small stalls around Burma’s commercial capital is an overwhelming draw.