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“Holiday” in Burma

By , posted on: May 11, 2011
For most people, running down the street while avoiding marching troops, clouds of tear gas, and randomly fired bursts of machine guns would hardly qualify as a vacation. While it wasn’t relaxing, my trip to Burma turned out to be a fascinating look at a society where the tension between the people and the policies of a repressive government finally boiled over. The end results were a week of triumphant protest and the brutal crackdown that immediately followed. I had […] » read more

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