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Photo News - November 2008

Burmese gem and jewelry merchants participate in the India International Trade Fair in New Delhi, one of the world's largest trade shows, from November 14-17, 2008. Photo: N.zau Shan/Mizzima
Members of the Peoples Alliance for Democracy (PAD), who are demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Somchai Watsawong seen at Thailand's Suvanabhumi International airport on Thursday. Thailand has announced that it will declare a state of emergency at the Suvanabhumin International Airport and the Don Muang domestic airport, another airport that PAD members have seized. Photo: Mizzima.
Residents in Rangoon are again forced rely on privately-owned generators due to an electricity shortage. File Photo:Mizzima. For the last week, fuel demand for generators has risen in residential areas .
Burmese gem and jewelry  merchants participate in the India International Trade Fair in New Delhi, one of the world's largest trade shows, from November 14-17, 2008. Photo: N.zau Shan/Mizzima
Burmese gem and jewelry  merchants participate in the India International Trade Fair in New Delhi, one of the world's largest trade shows, from November 14-17, 2008. Photo: N.zau Shan/Mizzima
Burmese gem and jewelry  merchants participate in the India International Trade Fair in New Delhi, one of the world's largest trade shows, from November 14-17, 2008. Photo: N.zau Shan/Mizzima
Members of the Peoples Alliance for Democracy (PAD), who are demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Somchai Watsawong seen at Thailand's Suvanabhumi International airport on Thursday. Thailand has announced that it will declare a state of emergency at the Suvanabhumin International Airport and the Don Muang domestic airport, another airport that PAD members have seized. Photo: Mizzima.
Members of the Peoples Alliance for Democracy (PAD), who are demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Somchai Watsawong seen at Thailand's Suvanabhumi International airport on Thursday. Thailand has announced that it will declare a state of emergency at the Suvanabhumin International Airport and the Don Muang domestic airport, another airport that PAD members have seized. Photo: Mizzima.
Members of the Peoples Alliance for Democracy (PAD), who are demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Somchai Watsawong seen at Thailand's Suvanabhumi International airport on Thursday. Thailand has announced that it will declare a state of emergency at the Suvanabhumin International Airport and the Don Muang domestic airport, another airport that PAD members have seized. Photo: Mizzima.
Members of the Peoples Alliance for Democracy (PAD), who are demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Somchai Watsawong seen at Thailand's Suvanabhumi International airport on Thursday. Thailand has announced that it will declare a state of emergency at the Suvanabhumin International Airport and the Don Muang domestic airport, another airport that PAD members have seized. Photo: Mizzima.
Members of the Peoples Alliance for Democracy (PAD), who are demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Somchai Watsawong seen at Thailand's Suvanabhumi International airport on Thursday. Thailand has announced that it will declare a state of emergency at the Suvanabhumin International Airport and the Don Muang domestic airport, another airport that PAD members have seized. Photo: Mizzima.
Residents in Rangoon are again forced rely on privately-owned generators due to an electricity shortage. File Photo:Mizzima. For the last week, fuel demand for generators has risen in residential areas .
The Mizzima football team beat the Zotan team by 1-0 in the Burmese refugee community's Winter Sports Festival Competition in New Delhi on Wednesday morning. Photo: N.zau Shan/Mizzima. The three-day sports festival kicked off today at New Delhi's western suburb in Vikas Puri.
The Mizzima football team beat the Zotan team by 1-0 in the Burmese refugee community's Winter Sports Festival Competition in New Delhi on Wednesday morning. Photo: N.zau Shan/Mizzima. The three-day sports festival kicked off today at New Delhi's western suburb in Vikas Puri.
Some villagers say authorities have forced them to move due to the Shwesaya hydropower project along the Chindwin River. Photo: Mizzima. Recently, villagers in Laymyay were forced to sign an agreement to vacate the project site. The project will be developed by the corporation of the No.1 Electric Power Ministry and India's National Hydroelectric Power Corporation Ltd.
Some villagers say authorities have forced them to move due to the Shwesaya hydropower project along the Chindwin River. Photo: Mizzima. Recently, villagers in Laymyay were forced to sign an agreement to vacate the project site. The project will be developed by the corporation of the No.1 Electric Power Ministry and India's National Hydroelectric Power Corporation Ltd.
Some villagers say authorities have forced them to move due to the Shwesaya hydropower project along the Chindwin River. Photo: Mizzima. Recently, villagers in Laymyay were forced to sign an agreement to vacate the project site. The project will be developed by the corporation of the No.1 Electric Power Ministry and India's National Hydroelectric Power Corporation Ltd.
Some villagers say authorities have forced them to move due to the Shwesaya hydropower project along the Chindwin River. Photo: Mizzima. Recently, villagers in Laymyay were forced to sign an agreement to vacate the project site. The project will be developed by the corporation of the No.1 Electric Power Ministry and India's National Hydroelectric Power Corporation Ltd.
Some villagers say authorities have forced them to move due to the Shwesaya hydropower project along the Chindwin River. Photo: Mizzima. Recently, villagers in Laymyay were forced to sign an agreement to vacate the project site. The project will be developed by the corporation of the No.1 Electric Power Ministry and India's National Hydroelectric Power Corporation Ltd.
Some villagers say authorities have forced them to move due to the Shwesaya hydropower project along the Chindwin River. Photo: Mizzima. Recently, villagers in Laymyay were forced to sign an agreement to vacate the project site. The project will be developed by the corporation of the No.1 Electric Power Ministry and India's National Hydroelectric Power Corporation Ltd.
Some villagers say authorities have forced them to move due to the Shwesaya hydropower project along the Chindwin River. Photo: Mizzima. Recently, villagers in Laymyay were forced to sign an agreement to vacate the project site. The project will be developed by the corporation of the No.1 Electric Power Ministry and India's National Hydroelectric Power Corporation Ltd.
Some villagers say authorities have forced them to move due to the Shwesaya hydropower project along the Chindwin River. Photo: Mizzima. Recently, villagers in Laymyay were forced to sign an agreement to vacate the project site. The project will be developed by the corporation of the No.1 Electric Power Ministry and India's National Hydroelectric Power Corporation Ltd.
Some villagers say authorities have forced them to move due to the Shwesaya hydropower project along the Chindwin River. Photo: Mizzima. Recently, villagers in Laymyay were forced to sign an agreement to vacate the project site. The project will be developed by the corporation of the No.1 Electric Power Ministry and India's National Hydroelectric Power Corporation Ltd.
Some villagers say authorities have forced them to move due to the Shwesaya hydropower project along the Chindwin River. Photo: Mizzima. Recently, villagers in Laymyay were forced to sign an agreement to vacate the project site. The project will be developed by the corporation of the No.1 Electric Power Ministry and India's National Hydroelectric Power Corporation Ltd.
Some villagers say authorities have forced them to move due to the Shwesaya hydropower project along the Chindwin River. Photo: Mizzima. Recently, villagers in Laymyay were forced to sign an agreement to vacate the project site. The project will be developed by the corporation of the No.1 Electric Power Ministry and India's National Hydroelectric Power Corporation Ltd.
A physic nut special zone in a deforested region of Sagaing Division. Photo: Mizzima. Authorities have summoned every family to supply the government with two viss of physic nut seed, the nut being viewed as crucial in addressing Burma's energy shortage.
A physic nut special zone in a deforested region of Sagaing Division. Photo: Mizzima. Authorities have summoned every family to supply the government with two viss of physic nut seed, the nut being viewed as crucial in addressing Burma's energy shortage.
A physic nut special zone in a deforested region of Sagaing Division. Photo: Mizzima. Authorities have summoned every family to supply the government with two viss of physic nut seed, the nut being viewed as crucial in addressing Burma's energy shortage.
A physic nut special zone in a deforested region of Sagaing Division. Photo: Mizzima. Authorities have summoned every family to supply the government with two viss of physic nut seed, the nut being viewed as crucial in addressing Burma's energy shortage.
A physic nut special zone in a deforested region of Sagaing Division. Photo: Mizzima. Authorities have summoned every family to supply the government with two viss of physic nut seed, the nut being viewed as crucial in addressing Burma's energy shortage.
Small scale copsper mining activities by local residents near Monywa Township. Photo: Mizzima.  The price of copper fell drastically to half - 60,000 Kyat for 10 viss in comparison to last year. The dealers export most of the copper to neighbouring China.
Small scale copper mining activities by local residents near Monywa Township. Photo: Mizzima.  The price of copper fell drastically to half - 60,000 Kyat for 10 viss in comparison to last year. The dealers export most of the copper to neighbouring China.
Small scale copper mining activities by local residents near Monywa Township. Photo: Mizzima.  The price of copper fell drastically to half - 60,000 Kyat for 10 viss in comparison to last year. The dealers export most of the copper to neighbouring China.
Small scale copper mining activities by local residents near Monywa Township. Photo: Mizzima.  The price of copper fell drastically to half - 60,000 Kyat for 10 viss in comparison to last year. The dealers export most of the copper to neighbouring China.
Aung Myo Min, Director of the Human Rights Education Institute of Burma speaks at the launch of the report 'Forgotten Future'  in Chiang Mai, Thailand on November 19, 2008. Photo: Mizzima. He claims children are being affected by armed conflicts in Burma.
Garment workers in Hlaing Thar Yar Industrial Zone of Rangoon. Long working hours but low pay are common. Photo: Mizzima
Garment workers in Hlaing Thar Yar Industrial Zone of Rangoon. Long working hours but low pay are common. Photo: Mizzima
Garment workers in Hlaing Thar Yar Industrial Zone of Rangoon. Long working hours but low pay are common. Photo: Mizzima
Lights glitter throughout Chiang Mai, Thailand, as people celebrate Loi Krathong – the 'Festival of Lights'. Photo – Mizzima. With candles illuminating houses and floating lanterns dancing in the Ping River, residents of Chiang Mai welcomed in the festival of lights.
Lights glitter throughout Chiang Mai, Thailand, as people celebrate Loi Krathong – the 'Festival of Lights'. Photo – Mizzima. With candles illuminating houses and floating lanterns dancing in the Ping River, residents of Chiang Mai welcomed in the festival of lights.
Lights glitter throughout Chiang Mai, Thailand, as people celebrate Loi Krathong – the 'Festival of Lights'. Photo – Mizzima. With candles illuminating houses and floating lanterns dancing in the Ping River, residents of Chiang Mai welcomed in the festival of lights.
Burmese pro-democracy activists in New Delhi on Thursday protest against the visit of Burmese Prime Minister Thein Sein who, along with Foreign Minister Nyan Win, is in New Delhi representing Burma at the 2nd Summit of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC). Photo – Myint Maung/Mizzima
Burmese pro-democracy activists in New Delhi on Thursday protest against the visit of Burmese Prime Minister Thein Sein who, along with Foreign Minister Nyan Win, is in New Delhi representing Burma at the 2nd Summit of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC). Photo – Myint Maung/Mizzima
The Southeast Asian Press Alliance (SEAPA) celebrates its 10 years anniversary in Bangkok on 8 November 2008. Secretary General of ASEAN Dr. Surin Pitsuwan delivering the key-note speech at the event. Photo: Mizzima
The Southeast Asian Press Alliance (SEAPA) celebrates its 10 years anniversary in Bangkok on 8 November 2008. SEAPA's Executive Director Roby Alampay speaking at the function. Photo: Mizzima
More close circuit television cameras (CCTVs) have been installed around the  Rangoon City Hall, Burma for security reasons. Officials feel that the City Hall is targetted for bomb attacks so the authorities need to have more cameras. Photo: Mizzima
More close circuit television cameras (CCTVs) have been installed around the  Rangoon City Hall, Burma for security reasons. Officials feel that the City Hall is targetted for bomb attacks so the authorities need to have more cameras. Photo: Mizzima
More close circuit television cameras (CCTVs) have been installed around the  Rangoon City Hall, Burma for security reasons. Officials feel that the City Hall is targetted for bomb attacks so the authorities need to have more cameras. Photo: Mizzima
The All Burma Students Democratic Front (ABSDF) celebrate their 20th anniversary. Than Khe, President, and Myo Win, Vice President, held a press conference along the Thai-Burma border to mark 20 years of struggle against the Burmese military government. Photo: Mizzima
The All Burma Students Democratic Front (ABSDF) celebrate their 20th anniversary. Than Khe, President, held a press conference along the Thai-Burma border to mark 20 years of struggle against the Burmese military government. Photo: Mizzima
The All Burma Students Democratic Front (ABSDF) celebrate their 20th anniversary. Than Khe, President, and Myo Win, Vice President, held a press conference along the Thai-Burma border to mark 20 years of struggle against the Burmese military government. Photo: Mizzima
Flooding in the Thai border town of Mae Sot due to several hours of heavy rain. Many roads are impassable, with water more than 50 centimeters deep. More rain is expected. Photo: Mizzima
Flooding in the Thai border town of Mae Sot due to several hours of heavy rain. Many roads are impassable, with water more than 50 centimeters deep. More rain is expected. Photo: Mizzima
Flooding in the Thai border town of Mae Sot due to several hours of heavy rain. Many roads are impassable, with water more than 50 centimeters deep. More rain is expected. Photo: Mizzima
Flooding in the Thai border town of Mae Sot due to several hours of heavy rain. Many roads are impassable, with water more than 50 centimeters deep. More rain is expected. Photo: Mizzima
Flooding in the Thai border town of Mae Sot due to several hours of heavy rain. Many roads are impassable, with water more than 50 centimeters deep. More rain is expected. Photo: Mizzima
Flooding in the Thai border town of Mae Sot due to several hours of heavy rain. Many roads are impassable, with water more than 50 centimeters deep. More rain is expected. Photo: Mizzima





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