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Kicking It in The Lord’s Backyard

Professional and amateur chinlone players gather at Rangoon’s Armenian Church to play the traditional Burmese sport as part of the Yangon Art and Heritage Festival.

Maymyo Life Around the Mulberry Bush

Artist Muu Muu’s latest exhibition, set to open in Pyin Oo Lwin this weekend, captures vignettes of daily life in the hill resort town.

Protest Singer Mun Awng Celebrates Burma Homecoming

Exiled Kachin singer and democracy activist Mun Awng has played in Rangoon for the first time in more than 25 years.

Rangoon Homes Open Doors to Art, Public for Heritage Festival

The public gets to see works of art on display at private residences and galleries in downtown Rangoon as part of a citywide heritage festival.

Famed Artist Lun Gywe, Wife Bring ‘Brush Strokes’ to Rangoon

An exhibition by the celebrated Burmese artist Lun Gywe and his wife Lun Mya Mya opens to the public, featuring 75 impressionist-style paintings.

Under Police Watch, Burmese Bands Serenade Students

With nearby security forces nearby, members of Burma’s music community have performed for student protesters barricaded in Letpadan.

In Shan Hills, an Old British War Cemetery Fallen Victim to Neglect

Overgrown and located on a beautiful Shan hillside, a late 19th century British war cemetery is a place of serenity but also of sad neglect.

Rallies in Rangoon, Mandalay to Condemn Police Crackdown

Students gather in Rangoon and Mandalay to protest a violent police crackdown on activists who were supporting students in the commercial capital’s downtown heart.

Displaced Children Get Behind the Lens

As the war in Kachin State continues deep into its fourth year, displaced children in Shwe Zet camp near Myitkyina capture images of daily life.

Tension Mounts as Clock Ticks for Student Demonstrators

The deadline looms for nearly 200 student activists corralled outside a monastery in Bago Division, as solidarity marches spring up in Burma’s major cities.

Authorities in Letpadan Block Student Protest March

Police in Letpadan prevented students from restarting their march to Rangoon on Monday morning, forcing student protesters into negotiations with Pegu Division authorities.

Heritage Festival Kicks off in Rangoon

A month-long festival celebrating culture and heritage kicked off in Rangoon on Sunday, with city-wide events showcasing the architecture, food, craftsmanship and people of Burma’s former capital.

Lisu New Year Marked in Mogok

Thousands of ethnic Lisu from Shan and Kachin states and Mandalay Division travel to Mogok to celebrate the minority group’s 50th New Year’s gathering.

In Pictures: Life on the Other Side of the Tracks

The slum next to Rangoon’s Thiri Myaing railway station is home to a diverse community of market workers, laborers and government employees from across Burma.

In Burma, a Running of the Bulls

An annual oxen cart race coincides with celebrations marking Gen. Aung San’s centennial birthday, bringing bets and boisterous onlookers to a village south of Rangoon.

Among Displaced Kokang, Livelihoods and Loved Ones Lost

Tens of thousands of civilians who fled fighting between the Burma Army and Kokang rebels in northeast Burma find themselves scattered and grieving.

Chinese New Year at Sacred Rangoon Temple

Throngs of ethnic Chinese worshippers pour into Rangoon’s Kheng Hock Keong Temple to celebrate the beginning of a new year in the Chinese lunar calendar.

Dancing the Sino Shuffle

On the eve of Chinese New Year, costumed troupes go door to door in Rangoon, visiting homes and dancing for residents to bring good fortune.

Thousands Displaced by Kokang Fighting Arrive in Lashio

Some 4,500 civilians flee from the Kokang region in northern Shan State to Lashio to escape fierce fighting between the Burma army and Kokang rebels.

Suu Kyi Enchants in Father’s Hometown, Marking Centennial of His Birth

Adoring crowds turned out at the birthplace of the late General Aung San on Friday to mark the 100th anniversary of his birth.