June 21, 2007

Land of the Lost

Like its elected leader, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, Burma has been held captive for almost 20 years by a military junta that renamed it Myanmar in 1989. The pariah state is rife with forced labor and repression, and survives in part through its trade in gems and illegal timber.

Photo: Bagan, Myanmar/H. Schmid

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