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Photo News - December 2008

The 9th Bangladesh National Parliamentary Election held today on December 29, 2008, during 8:00am -4:00pm.People voting in Polling center at Dhaka. The presence of female voters at each polling centre is very inspiring. -Photo © Bayazid Akter/VI/2008./Mizzima.
The 9th Bangladesh National Parliamentary Election held today on December 29, 2008, during 8:00am -4:00pm.People voting in Polling center at Dhaka. The presence of female voters at each polling centre is very inspiring. -Photo © Bayazid Akter/VI/2008./Mizzima.
The 9th Bangladesh National Parliamentary Election held today on December 29, 2008, during 8:00am -4:00pm. Women voting in Polling center at Dhaka. The presence of female voters at each polling centre is very inspiring. -Photo © Bayazid Akter/VI/2008./Mizzima.
The protesters holding aloft pictures of the leader of the National League for Democracy party and banners reading – Free Aung San Suu Kyi – urging people to express their desire in Rangoon on Tuesday afternoon. At least nine opposition party members were arrested by police in a rare protest.
The 9th Bangladesh National Parliamentary Election held today on December 29, 2008, during 8:00am -4:00pm.People voting in Polling center at Dhaka. The presence of female voters at each polling centre is very inspiring. -Photo © Bayazid Akter/VI/2008./Mizzima.
The 9th Bangladesh National Parliamentary Election held today on December 29, 2008, during 8:00am -4:00pm.People voting in Polling center at Dhaka. The presence of female voters at each polling centre is very inspiring. -Photo © Bayazid Akter/VI/2008./Mizzima.
The 9th Bangladesh National Parliamentary Election held today on December 29, 2008, during 8:00am -4:00pm. Women voting in Polling center at Dhaka. The presence of female voters at each polling centre is very inspiring. -Photo © Bayazid Akter/VI/2008./Mizzima.
The 9th Bangladesh National Parliamentary Election held today on December 29, 2008, during 8:00am -4:00pm. Women voting in a Polling center at Dhaka. The presence of female voters at each polling centre is very inspiring. -Photo © Bayazid Akter/VI/2008./Mizzima.
The 9th Bangladesh National Parliamentary Election held today on December 29, 2008, during 8:00am -4:00pm. Women voting in Polling center at Dhaka. The presence of female voters at each polling centre is very inspiring. -Photo © Bayazid Akter/VI/2008./Mizzima.
The 9th Bangladesh National Parliamentary Election held today on December 29, 2008, during 8:00am -4:00pm. Women voting in Polling center at Dhaka. The presence of female voters at each polling centre is very inspiring. -Photo © Bayazid Akter/VI/2008./Mizzima.
A fire broke out this afternoon following an explosion at a government-owned gas factory in Rangoon's downtown township of Botahtaung on Friday December 19, 2008 afternoon. Photo: Mizzima.
Coffs Harbour, New South Wales of Australia's Adult Migrant English Programme teachers teach swimming to students in the river on Wednesday. The students hail from different countries including Burma. <br />

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			<div class= Thin Thin Aung, coordinator of the Political Empowerment Program of the exiled Women's League of Burma (left) with Madeleine Albright, the former foreign minister of the United States and a vocal supporter of Burma's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi after the award ceremony of the National Democratic Institute's Madeleine Albright award to WLB in Washington D.C on December 15, 2008. <br />

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			<div class= Abhisit Vejjajiva, Thailand's opposition leader, on Saturday, December 13, 2008 delivered a speech at a conference on 'Protecting Democracy – Role of the Oposition' held at the Democrat Party Headquarters in Bangkok, before being elected as the new Prime Minister. Photo – Mizzima. The conference was also attended by Burmese opposition groups – the National League for Democracy (Liberated Area) and the National Council of Union of Burma (NCUB). According to Burmese participants, Abhisit said he would change Thailand's Burma policy if he is elected Prime Minister.
Abhisit Vejjajiva, Thailand's opposition leader, on Saturday, December 13, 2008 delivered a speech at a conference on 'Protecting Democracy – Role of the Oposition' held at the Democrat Party Headquarters in Bangkok, before being elected as the new Prime Minister. Photo – Mizzima. The conference was also attended by Burmese opposition groups – the National League for Democracy (Liberated Area) and the National Council of Union of Burma (NCUB). According to Burmese participants, Abhisit said he would change Thailand's Burma policy if he is elected Prime Minister.
Abhisit Vejjajiva, Thailand's opposition leader, on Saturday, December 13, 2008 delivered a speech at a conference on 'Protecting Democracy – Role of the Oposition' held at the Democrat Party Headquarters in Bangkok, before being elected as the new Prime Minister. Photo – Mizzima. The conference was also attended by Burmese opposition groups – the National League for Democracy (Liberated Area) and the National Council of Union of Burma (NCUB). According to Burmese participants, Abhisit said he would change Thailand's Burma policy if he is elected Prime Minister.
Ministry of Industry No. (1) on Friday, December 12, inaugurated a  'Special Shopping Festival' in Rangoon's North Okkalapa Township. The festival  to continue till December 18, on the first day saw only a few visitors. Photo – Mizzima. The shopping festival includes sales of electronic and mechanical parts, Paper and chemical works, Burmese ceramic ware, pharmaceutical and medicinal  products, household goods and Burmese food products.
Ministry of Industry No. (1) on Friday, December 12, inaugurated a  'Special Shopping Festival' in Rangoon's North Okkalapa Township. The festival  to continue till December 18, on the first day saw only a few visitors. Photo – Mizzima. The shopping festival includes sales of electronic and mechanical parts, Paper and chemical works, Burmese ceramic ware, pharmaceutical and medicinal  products, household goods and Burmese food products.
Ministry of Industry No. (1) on Friday, December 12, inaugurated a  'Special Shopping Festival' in Rangoon's North Okkalapa Township. The festival  to continue till December 18, on the first day saw only a few visitors. Photo – Mizzima. The shopping festival includes sales of electronic and mechanical parts, Paper and chemical works, Burmese ceramic ware, pharmaceutical and medicinal  products, household goods and Burmese food products.
Ministry of Industry No. (1) on Friday, December 12, inaugurated a  'Special Shopping Festival' in Rangoon's North Okkalapa Township. The festival  to continue till December 18, on the first day saw only a few visitors. Photo – Mizzima. The shopping festival includes sales of electronic and mechanical parts, Paper and chemical works, Burmese ceramic ware, pharmaceutical and medicinal  products, household goods and Burmese food products.
Ministry of Industry No. (1) on Friday, December 12, inaugurated a  'Special Shopping Festival' in Rangoon's North Okkalapa Township. The festival  to continue till December 18, on the first day saw only a few visitors. Photo – Mizzima. The shopping festival includes sales of electronic and mechanical parts, Paper and chemical works, Burmese ceramic ware, pharmaceutical and medicinal  products, household goods and Burmese food products.
About 40 Burmese refugees on Wednesday, December 10, held protest rally in front of the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) office in Bangkok. They demand an urgent tripartite meeting among the Thai Ministry of home affair, UNHCR and Burmese Refugees Helping Body (BRHB). Photo: Mizzima
About 40 Burmese refugees on Wednesday, December 10, held protest rally in front of the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) office in Bangkok. They demand an urgent tripartite meeting among the Thai Ministry of home affair, UNHCR and Burmese Refugees Helping Body (BRHB). Photo : Mizzima
About 40 Burmese refugees on Wednesday, December 10, held protest rally in front of the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) office in Bangkok. They demand an urgent tripartite meeting among the Thai Ministry of home affair, UNHCR and Burmese Refugees Helping Body (BRHB). Photo: Mizzima
Participants discuss during the release of the book 'Far From Home: 20 years in Exile, The Life and views of a Burmese rebel and journalist', written by a Burmese journalist Htet Aung Kyaw. Photo: Mizzima
Participants discuss during the release of the book 'Far From Home: 20 years in Exile, The Life and views of a Burmese rebel and journalist', written by a Burmese journalist Htet Aung Kyaw. Photo : Mizzima
Veteran vocalist May Kha Lar, performing at Charity concert in Thailand's Chiang Mai in aid for churches and orphanages in Rangoon. Photo – Mizzima
Popular Burmese singers Ringo, May Kha Lar, Kabyar Bwehmu, Bo Phyu, Mee Mee Khel, Htoo El Linn, and N. Salar perform at a charity concert held on December 9, (Tuesday) in Thailand's northern city of Chiang Mai in aid of churches and orphanages in Burma. Photo – Mizzima
Veteran vocalist May Kha Lar, performing at Charity concert in Thailand's Chiang Mai in aid for churches and orphanages in Rangoon. Photo – Mizzima
Veteran vocalist May Kha Lar, performing at Charity concert in Thailand's Chiang Mai in aid for churches and orphanages in Rangoon. Photo – Mizzima
Popular singer Ringo receives flowers during a performance at a Charity concert in Thailand's Chiang Mai in aid for churches and orphanages in Rangoon. Photo – Mizzima
Ringo singing at charity concert in Thailand's Chiang Mai city in aid of churches and orphanages in Rangoon. Photo – Mizzima
Bo Phyu & Mee Mee Khel signing on music albums at fund raising concert in Thailand's Chiang Mai in aid of Churches and Orphanages in Rangoon. Photo – Mizzima
Bo Phyu performs at a live concert in Chiang Mai of Thailand in aid for churches and orphanages in Rangoon. Photo – Mizzima
Bo Phyu performs at a live concert in Chiang Mai of Thailand in aid for churches and orphanages in Rangoon. Photo – Mizzima
Mee Mee Khel & Htoo El Linn, presenting duet at a live concert in Thailand's Chiang Mai city, held in aid of Churches and Orphanages in Rangoon. Photo – Mizzima
Burmese students from Coffs Harbour Primary School are presented with Student and Excellence Medallions at the Coffs Harbour Ex-Service Club in Australia on Tuesday December 9, 2008. Photo: Aye Aye Win/Mizzima.
Burmese students from Coffs Harbour Primary School are presented with Student and Excellence Medallions at the Coffs Harbour Ex-Service Club in Australia on Tuesday December 9, 2008. Photo: Aye Aye Win/Mizzima.
Burmese students from Coffs Harbour Primary School are presented with Student and Excellence Medallions at the Coffs Harbour Ex-Service Club in Australia on Tuesday December 9, 2008. Photo: Aye Aye Win/Mizzima.
The Rangoon Division Peace and Development Council office will move within two weeks from the corner of Sule and Strand Roads in Kyauktada Township to its new location in Parliament Building on Pyay Road in Dagon Township. Photo: Mizzima. Government sources said the existing building will be sold to the private sector.
The Rangoon Division Peace and Development Council office will move within two weeks from the corner of Sule and Strand Roads in Kyauktada Township to its new location in Parliament Building on Pyay Road in Dagon Township. Photo: Mizzima. Government sources said the existing building will be sold to the private sector.
Travelers seen rushing to the Thai Airways International office in Rangoon to book tickets after days of being stranded in the city as airlines canceled flights following the seizure of Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi International  and Don Muang Airports by anti-government protesters. Photo – Mizzima.
Protesters led by leaders of the People's Alliance for Democracy (PAD) seen at Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi International Airport on Monday, December 1. Photo: Mizzima. Thailand's constitutional court on Tuesday ruled that Prime Minister Somchai Wongsawat and his party – People's Power Party – along with two other alliance parties, were guilty of election fraud, effectively disbanding the parties and banning the leaders of those movements from politics for five years. However, PAD says protesters would not be withdrawn until all ministers of the cabinet resign.
Protesters led by leaders of the People's Alliance for Democracy (PAD) seen at Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi International Airport on Monday, December 1. Photo: Mizzima. Thailand's constitutional court on Tuesday ruled that Prime Minister Somchai Wongsawat and his party – People's Power Party – along with two other alliance parties, were guilty of election fraud, effectively disbanding the parties and banning the leaders of those movements from politics for five years. However, PAD says protesters would not be withdrawn until all ministers of the cabinet resign.
Protesters led by leaders of the People's Alliance for Democracy (PAD) seen at Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi International Airport on Monday, December 1. Photo: Mizzima. Thailand's constitutional court on Tuesday ruled that Prime Minister Somchai Wongsawat and his party – People's Power Party – along with two other alliance parties, were guilty of election fraud, effectively disbanding the parties and banning the leaders of those movements from politics for five years. However, PAD says protesters would not be withdrawn until all ministers of the cabinet resign.
Protesters led by leaders of the People's Alliance for Democracy (PAD) seen at Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi International Airport on Monday, December 1. Photo: Mizzima. Thailand's constitutional court on Tuesday ruled that Prime Minister Somchai Wongsawat and his party – People's Power Party – along with two other alliance parties, were guilty of election fraud, effectively disbanding the parties and banning the leaders of those movements from politics for five years. However, PAD says protesters would not be withdrawn until all ministers of the cabinet resign.
Protesters led by leaders of the People's Alliance for Democracy (PAD) seen at Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi International Airport on Monday, December 1. Photo: Mizzima. Thailand's constitutional court on Tuesday ruled that Prime Minister Somchai Wongsawat and his party – People's Power Party – along with two other alliance parties, were guilty of election fraud, effectively disbanding the parties and banning the leaders of those movements from politics for five years. However, PAD says protesters would not be withdrawn until all ministers of the cabinet resign.
Roads being prepared for a gem exhibition of South and Southeast Asian merchants in Ruili China on Monday. Photo: Myo Gyi. The exhibition will start tomorrow, December 2, 2008.
Roads being prepared for a gem exhibition of South and Southeast Asian merchants in Ruili China on Monday. Photo: Myo Gyi. The exhibition will start tomorrow, December 2, 2008.

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