Students gathered near City Hall in downtown Yangon to demonstrate against the controversial education reform proposals currently on the table, on the day US President Obama made several scheduled appearances in the former capital.
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.