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Photo News - April 2008

Riot police in front of the Rangoon Division Peace and Development Council office on Wednesday April 30, 2008. An increasing number of security personnel have been seen in Rangoon in response to pro-democracy activists and monks again trying to assemble at Shwedagon Pagoda.<br />

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			<div class= Tropical Cyclone Nargis, with an estimated wind speed of 70 knots to 130 kmph on Tuesday.  Some time between Friday afternoon and Saturday afternoon the cyclone is likely to hit west or northwest of Rangoon, Burma.<br />

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			<div class= A billboard in front of the Yuzana plaza in Rangoon urges people to vote Yes in the draft constitution saying, Who oppose puppet government with strings of colonialists. The military junta has been trying to garner support for the draft constitution with an aggressive media campaign. The Opposition has alleged that people are being intimidated to vote Yes, mainly in the rural areas of Burma.<br />

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			<div class= A billboard at Shwegonedine in Rangoon urges people to vote Yes in the draft constitution saying, Who oppose puppet government with strings of colonialists. The military junta has been trying to garner support for the draft constitution with an aggressive media campaign. The Opposition has alleged that people are being intimidated to vote Yes, mainly in the rural areas of Burma.<br />

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			<div class= Mizzima football team members presenting copies of Solidarity Football published by Solidarity Committee for Burma's Freedom Fighters to the 34 Burmese freedom fighters in Presidency Jail in Kolkata on 28 April<br />

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			<div class= Mizzima football team presents a painting, as a token of appreciation, to Left Front Chairman Mr. Biman Bose before the start of the Bengali-Burmese Friendship Football Match on April 26 in Kolkata to express solidarity with 34 Burmese freedom fighters in jail in Kolkata, India. The painting, High Soaring Bird, was by Sitt Nyein Aye, a Burmese artist in exile. Mizzima lost to Kingfisher East Bengal 3-1 in today's friendship match.<br />

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			<div class= Left Front Chairman Mr. Biman Bose delivering the key note address at the inauguration of the Bengali-Burmese Friendship Football Match to express solidarity with 34 Burmese freedom fighters in jail in Kolkata, India. Several Ministers of the West Bengal government including Sports Minister Mr. Subhas Chakraborty, Finance Minister Dr. Ashim Dasgupta, Agriculture Minister Mr. Naren Dey were present. Mizzima lost to Kingfisher East Bengal 3-1 in today's friendship match.<br />

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			<div class= Left Front Chairman Mr. Biman Bose greeting the Mizzima football team players before the Bengali-Burmese Friendship Football Match on April 26 in Kolkata to express solidarity with 34 Burmese freedom fighters in jail in Kolkata, India. The match was flagged off by Left Front Chairman Mr. Biman Bose. Several Ministers of the West Bengal government including Sports Minister Mr. Subhas Chakraborty, Finance Minister Dr. Ashim Dasgupta, Agriculture Minister Mr. Naren Dey were present. Mizzima lost to Kingfisher East Bengal 3-1 in today's friendship match. <br />

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			<div class= Burmese migrant workers who assembled to vote on the draft constitution at the Burmese embassy in Tokyo clashed with the Japanese police today. 15 Burmese were hospitalised following injuries. <br />

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			<div class= Burmese embassy staff in Singapore check the voter list for three women going to vote. Voting on the draft constitution started Friday morning at the embassy for Burmese residing in Singapore.<br />

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			<div class= A draft constitution book (center, green) in a book shop in downtown Rangoon. According to sources inside, it is difficult to buy the draft constitution publication and only 50% of the people even know about the date for the referendum. <br />

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			<div class= Notices for the Bengali-Burma Friendship Football Match to be held on April 26 & 27 in Kolkata, India. The match is in support of 34 Burmese Freedom Fighters languishing in jail in India since 1998. Several cabinet ministers are to attend the proceedings. Mizzima's football team, representing Burma, consists of journalists, students and other activists.<br />

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			<div class= Mr. Subhas Chakraborty, Sports and Transport Minister of West Bengal, announcing the Bengali-Burma Friendship Football Match as organized by the Solidarity Committee for Burma's Freedom Fighters.<br />

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			<div class= Burmese voting in the constitutional referendum at the Burmese embassy in Singapore on Wednesday April 23, 2008. Voters complained not enough hard copies of the draft constitution were available, with only 8 copies in circulation for almost 100,000 Burmese in Singapore.<br />

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			<div class= Security personnels arrive at a explosive site in downtown Rangoon. Two bombs blasts in two different places in Sunday night in former capital.<br />

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			<div class= Security personnels arrive at a explosive site in downtown Rangoon. Two bombs blasts in two different places in Sunday night in former capital.<br />

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			<div class= Chinese made military trucks seen lining up on Monday (April 14, 2008) at the Sino-Burmese border town of Jae Gao before being transported to Burma.<br />

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			<div class= A newly installed CCTV camera on the post of a traffic light near Sule Pagoda, one of the main places where protesters gathered during the Saffron Revolution last year. Officials said almost every traffic light in downtown Rangoon will have CCTV cameras.<br />

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			<div class= United against China: Burmese join the protest targetting China's Olympic torch relay in Paris, France on Monday. About 1,000 people including Tibetans, Burmese, Vietnamese and the French demonstrated along the relay route in Paris.<br />

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			<div class= Ludu Daw Amar (Ludu Da Ah Mar), the most respected female dissident writer and journalist passed away at Mondalay General Hospital on Monday 8: 37 a.m. <br />

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			<div class= The exile Burmese protest against the visit of Vice-Senior General Maung Aye to New Delhi, India on Thursday April 3, 2008. The number two man in the Burmese military junta hierarchy is expected to sign the $120 million Kaladan multi-modal transport project during his five-day trip. <br />

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			<div class= Burma second top leader, Vice Senior General Maung Aye and delegates meet Indian Vice-President and officials in New Delhi at Hyderabed House on Wednesday evening, 2nd April 2008. <br />

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			<div class= Burma second top leader, Vice Senior General Maung Aye and delegates meet Indian Vice-President and officials in New Delhi at Hyderabed House on Wednesday evening, 2nd April 2008.</p>

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