The Myanmar Times
Monday, 01 September 2014
The Myanmar Times

Hundreds gather for 8888 anniversary ceremony

About 200 politicians, pro-democracy activists, students and monks gathered at two sites in Yangon on August 8 to mark the 26th anniversary of the 1988 uprising.

 

 

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Monsoon flooding in South Dagon

A selection of images from mid-July flooding in South Dagon, Yangon.






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Heightened security in Mandalay after unrest

The police presence in Mandalay has been upped following several days of religious tensions, that resulted in the deaths of two people and saw 13 people injured. The funeral of the Buddhist man killed attracted a procession some thousand people strong, a number of whom carried sticks and crude weapons. A section 144 curfew has been imposed in the city in an attempt to quell any outbreaks of further violence. These pictures from Chief photographer Kaung Htet were taken on July 4, in the wake of the funeral procession.

 

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Two dead after Mandalay violence

Two men, one Buddhist and one Muslim, have been killed in Mandalay. The city has been placed under curfew after days of sporadic rioting and despite a heavy security presence, it is still riven with religious tension. Chief photographer Kaung Htet attended the two funerals on July 3.

 

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Mandalay unrest


A mob gathered near a central teashop in Mandalay on the night of July 1, after so far unconfirmed reports spread on social media that two Muslim shop owners had raped a Buddhist woman. The crowd thinned eventually, but several were injured and damage was done to property.

 

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