Elephants, ever revered for their intelligence and poached for their ivory, received a parade of support at the first Global March for Elephants and Rhinos on October 3 in Kandawgyi Nature Park. The crowd – decorated in elephant face-paintings and T-shirts – gathered on the day before World Animal Day to stand for the rights of the animals that are hunted illegally for their tusks and horns.
Heartbeats racing, bodies quivering, nerves lighting up with pain: The noise from the audience is a blur to them, even from those who are cheering them on. This isn’t the glamorous world of boxing – it's a dusty quarter of South Dagon township, in a yard next to a wooden house, where two sand pits are carved out for the main event: cockfighting.
Over the past 15 years, photographer Ko Myo Myint Swe has shot many people, but there is one subject he admires above any other: democracy icon Daw Aung San Suu Kyi. Now, with the help of sales at a special exhibition, his portraits are supporting the NLD's election ambitions as well.
Parading Myanmar pageant hopefuls return to the Miss Universe stage on October 3 in Yangon. This year’s broadcast, however, has potential for the beauty battle to air uncensored – including the swimsuit portion – on a TV screen near you.