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Photo News - January 2009

Popular rock singer Lay Phyu of the leading music band Iron Cross entertaining audiences at Kandawgyi, Rangoon on Friday night January 30, 2009. Photo: Mizzima.
A police vehicle in the compound of the Parliament building, which has been unused for nearly two decades. Photo – Mizzima. During a recent divisional level meeting, the Commander of the Northern Military Command Maj-Gen Soe Win warned military officials and fellow commanders that anti-government forces are taking root in every section of society.
A scene from the Pegu-Thauhkyanh Road on the Rangoon-Mandalay highway, which is being repaired by a junta business crony – Max Myanmar group of Companies –  on Monday, January 26, 2009. Photo – Mizzima. Max Myanmar Company reportedly will be collecting taxes on vehicles from its toll gates to be constructed on the highway. The United States earlier in mid-January froze the assets of the Managing Director of the Max Myanmar Company, U Zaw Zaw, and banned him from traveling to the US for allegedly financing the military junta that is in power through suppressing the rights of the people.
Popular rock singer Lay Phyu of the leading music band Iron Cross entertaining audiences at Kandawgyi, Rangoon on Friday night January 30, 2009. Photo: Mizzima.
Popular rock singer Lay Phyu of the leading music band Iron Cross entertaining audiences at Kandawgyi, Rangoon on Friday night January 30, 2009. Photo: Mizzima.
A police vehicle in the compound of the Parliament building, which has been unused for nearly two decades. Photo – Mizzima. During a recent divisional level meeting, the Commander of the Northern Military Command Maj-Gen Soe Win warned military officials and fellow commanders that anti-government forces are taking root in every section of society.
Heavy fog covers Rangoon city on Wednesday, January 28, 2009. Photo- Mizzima
Heavy fog covers Rangoon city on Wednesday, January 28, 2009. Photo- Mizzima
Heavy fog covers Rangoon city on Wednesday, January 28, 2009. Photo- Mizzima
Heavy fog covers Rangoon city on Wednesday, January 28, 2009. Photo- Mizzima
Heavy fog covers Rangoon city on Wednesday, January 28, 2009. Photo- Mizzima
Heavy fog covers Rangoon city on Wednesday, January 28, 2009. Photo- Mizzima
It is busy days for the Chinese community in preparing for the Year of the Ox in downtown Rangoon. Photo: Mizzima.
It is busy days for the Chinese community in preparing for the Year of the Ox in downtown Rangoon. Photo: Mizzima.
A scene from the Pegu-Thauhkyanh Road on the Rangoon-Mandalay highway, which is being repaired by a junta business crony – Max Myanmar group of Companies –  on Monday, January 26, 2009. Photo – Mizzima. Max Myanmar Company reportedly will be collecting taxes on vehicles from its toll gates to be constructed on the highway. The United States earlier in mid-January froze the assets of the Managing Director of the Max Myanmar Company, U Zaw Zaw, and banned him from traveling to the US for allegedly financing the military junta that is in power through suppressing the rights of the people.
It is busy days for the Chinese community in preparing for the Year of the Ox in downtown Rangoon. Photo: Mizzima. The traditional lunar-calendar New Year will start on Monday.
It is busy days for the Chinese community in preparing for the Year of the Ox in downtown Rangoon. Photo: Mizzima. The traditional lunar-calendar New Year will start on Monday.
Fire broke out at the 'Shwe' food factory on No. (369) Bo Tayza Street, 'Myanmar Pyithar' food factory at No (332) Kanaungminthar Street locating between Bo Tayza St. and Kanaungminthar St. and a near by building on Friday night. Photo - Mizzima
Fire broke out at the 'Shwe' food factory on No. (369) Bo Tayza Street, 'Myanmar Pyithar' food factory at No (332) Kanaungminthar Street locating between Bo Tayza St. and Kanaungminthar St. and a near by building on Friday night. Photo - Mizzima
Fire broke out at the 'Shwe' food factory on No. (369) Bo Tayza Street, 'Myanmar Pyithar' food factory at No (332) Kanaungminthar Street locating between Bo Tayza St. and Kanaungminthar St. and a near by building on Friday night. Photo - Mizzima
Fire broke out at the 'Shwe' food factory on No. (369) Bo Tayza Street, 'Myanmar Pyithar' food factory at No (332) Kanaungminthar Street locating between Bo Tayza St. and Kanaungminthar St. and a near by building on Friday night. Photo - Mizzima
Fire broke out at the 'Shwe' food factory on No. (369) Bo Tayza Street, 'Myanmar Pyithar' food factory at No (332) Kanaungminthar Street locating between Bo Tayza St. and Kanaungminthar St. and a near by building on Friday night. Photo - Mizzima
Fire broke out at the 'Shwe' food factory on No. (369) Bo Tayza Street, 'Myanmar Pyithar' food factory at No (332) Kanaungminthar Street locating between Bo Tayza St. and Kanaungminthar St. and a near by building on Friday night. Photo - Mizzima
Fire broke out at the 'Shwe' food factory on No. (369) Bo Tayza Street, 'Myanmar Pyithar' food factory at No (332) Kanaungminthar Street locating between Bo Tayza St. and Kanaungminthar St. and a near by building on Friday night. Photo - Mizzima
A state-run fuel station in Rangoon. There are no consumers for diesel in stations which has been rationed by the Emergency Ministry due to the high price which is over and above black market prices prevailing: It is 3000 kyat for one gallon while it is 2800 kyat in the black market. Photo: Mizzima.
A state-run fuel station in Rangoon. There are no consumers for diesel in stations which has been rationed by the Emergency Ministry due to the high price which is over and above black market prices prevailing: It is 3000 kyat for one gallon while it is 2800 kyat in the black market. Photo: Mizzima.
Phyu Phyu Thin, member of the National League for Democracy (NLD)'s protection and research department on HIV said, the lives of millions of Burmese youths would be in danger, if Anti-Retroval Virus (ARV) medicines were not made available. Photo- Ko Wild. Phyu Phyu Thin was speaking at a meeting on January 13, under the aegis of 'HIV and Burma' at the NLD's head office in Rangoon.
Security personnel on Rangoon's Kaba Aye Pagoda Road on Monday, January 19. Photo - Mizzima. Soldiers and other security personnel swarm everywhere in Rangoon city, Burma's commercial hub and former capital.
Security personnel on Rangoon's Kaba Aye Pagoda Road on Monday, January 19. Photo - Mizzima. Soldiers and other security personnel swarm everywhere in Rangoon city, Burma's commercial hub and former capital.
A man hammers a brick on a woman's head during the Burmese traditional Martial arts 'Thaing' and 'Bando' attack competition held at Rangoon's Thuwana indoor stadium beginning from January 17, (Saturday). Photo: Mizzima The two-day competition is held without an entry fee to accommodate all martial arts lovers to watch the show.
Roadside vendors at the Junction of Kabar Aye Pagoda Street and Mealamu Pagoda Street in Rangoon's North Okklapa Township seen hurriedly closing their shops on January 16, as the City's Mayor has ordered all roadside vendors to close latest by 4 p.m. Photo- Mizzima. Police and fire brigade vehicles were seen parked near the vendors.
Roadside vendors at the Junction of Kabar Aye Pagoda Street and Mealamu Pagoda Street in Rangoon's North Okklapa Township seen hurriedly closing their shops on January 16, as the City's Mayor has ordered all roadside vendors to close latest by 4 p.m. Photo- Mizzima. Police and fire brigade vehicles were seen parked near the vendors.
A Burmese refugee couple in Malaysia need help for an operation of their seven-moth old child, born abnormally with an extra stretch of the head. Photo – Mizzima. Man Sien Cin, mother of the boy Hau Khan Khai, said she had to consult doctors as the child continues to cry and at times faints. The refugee couple are from Sielthawzang village of Tonzang Township in Burma's Northwestern Chin state and are recognized as refugees with the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR).
Five military trucks, capable of carrying up to 100 tons of weight,  were seen on Tuesday morning being transferred to Burmese authorities by China through the Sino-Burmese border gate. Photo – Myo Gyi. China is one of the biggest suppliers of military hardware including arms, ammunition and even military  vehicles, to Burma's military regime.
An electricity sub-station in Shwelinban Industrial Zone in Hlaing Tharyar. Photo: Mizzima. Residents in Burma's main business hub, Rangoon, said they have to contend with irregular electricity supply with most localities receiving six hours of power per day, while a few localities receive supplies for 18 hours a day.
Participants at the traditional Manau dance festival on Kachin State Day  held on January 10. Photo: Mizzima. Maj-Gen Soe Win, Commander of the Northern Military Command and Brig-Gen Thein Zaw, the junta's Communication Minister along with several leaders of Kachin ceasefire armed groups attended the 61st anniversary of Kachin State Day being held in Myitkyina, capital of Kachin state in Northern Burma.
Participants at the traditional Manau dance festival on Kachin State Day  held on January 10. Photo: Mizzima. Maj-Gen Soe Win, Commander of the Northern Military Command and Brig-Gen Thein Zaw, the junta's Communication Minister along with several leaders of Kachin ceasefire armed groups attended the 61st anniversary of Kachin State Day being held in Myitkyina, capital of Kachin state in Northern Burma.
Participants at the traditional Manau dance festival on Kachin State Day  held on January 10. Photo: Mizzima. Maj-Gen Soe Win, Commander of the Northern Military Command and Brig-Gen Thein Zaw, the junta's Communication Minister along with several leaders of Kachin ceasefire armed groups attended the 61st anniversary of Kachin State Day being held in Myitkyina, capital of Kachin state in Northern Burma.
Participants at the traditional Manau dance festival on Kachin State Day  held on January 10. Photo: Mizzima. Maj-Gen Soe Win, Commander of the Northern Military Command and Brig-Gen Thein Zaw, the junta's Communication Minister along with several leaders of Kachin ceasefire armed groups attended the 61st anniversary of Kachin State Day being held in Myitkyina, capital of Kachin state in Northern Burma.
Cadres of the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) participating in the traditional Manau Dance during the Kachin State Day celebrations on January 10. Photo-Mizzima. Maj-Gen Soe Win, Commander of the Northern Military Command and Brig-Gen Thein Zaw, the junta's Communication Minister along with several leaders of Kachin ceasefire armed groups attended the 61st anniversary of Kachin State Day being held in Myitkyina, capital of Kachin state in Northern Burma.<br />

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			<div class= Cadres of the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) participating in the traditional Manau Dance during the Kachin State Day celebrations on January 10. Photo-Mizzima. Maj-Gen Soe Win, Commander of the Northern Military Command and Brig-Gen Thein Zaw, the junta's Communication Minister along with several leaders of Kachin ceasefire armed groups attended the 61st anniversary of Kachin State Day being held in Myitkyina, capital of Kachin state in Northern Burma.<br />

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			<div class= Leaders of Kachin ceasefire armed group with Burmese military junta representatives at the Kachin State Day and Manau festival on January 10. Photo – Mizzima. Maj-Gen Soe Win, Commander of the Northern Military Command and Brig-Gen Thein Zaw, the junta's Communication Minister along with several leaders of Kachin ceasefire armed groups attended the 61st anniversary of Kachin State Day being held in Myitkyina, capital of Kachin state in Northern Burma.
Leader of the National League for Democracy (NLD), U Win Tin, who was released last year after 19 long years of detention, on Friday told Radio Voice of America Burmese service that the NLD, which has rejected the junta's constitution, could no longer follow wherever the generals led. Photo: Mizzima.
Signboards announcing  the Manau festival seen in various places in Myitkyina town, capital of Kachin state in Northern Burma. The Manau festival, being held from January 5 to11, is the biggest festival of ethnic Kachins and will be attended by Burmese government officials as well as leaders from various Kachin Organizations including the armed rebel group the Kachin Independent Organization (KIO). Photo: Mizzima
Signboards announcing  the Manau festival seen in various places in Myitkyina town, capital of Kachin state in Northern Burma. The Manau festival, being held from January 5 to11, is the biggest festival of ethnic Kachins and will be attended by Burmese government officials as well as leaders from various Kachin Organizations including the armed rebel group the Kachin Independent Organization (KIO). Photo: Mizzima
Signboards announcing  the Manau festival seen in various places in Myitkyina town, capital of Kachin state in Northern Burma. The Manau festival, being held from January 5 to11, is the biggest festival of ethnic Kachins and will be attended by Burmese government officials as well as leaders from various Kachin Organizations including the armed rebel group the Kachin Independent Organization (KIO). Photo: Mizzima
Signboards announcing  the Manau festival seen in various places in Myitkyina town, capital of Kachin state in Northern Burma. The Manau festival, being held from January 5 to11, is the biggest festival of ethnic Kachins and will be attended by Burmese government officials as well as leaders from various Kachin Organizations including the armed rebel group the Kachin Independent Organization (KIO). Photo: Mizzima
Pro-democracy opposition forces celebrate the  61st anniversary of Burma's Independence Day on January 4, 2008 in Rangoon. Veteran policians reiterated their call for a dialogue for national reconciliation while the military junta urged  participation in their seven-step road map, which it claims will lead to general elections next year. Photo: Soe Than
Pro-democracy opposition forces celebrate the  61st anniversary of Burma's Independence Day on January 4, 2008 in Rangoon. Veteran policians reiterated their call for a dialogue for national reconciliation while the military junta urged  participation in their seven-step road map, which it claims will lead to general elections next year. Photo: Soe Than
Pro-democracy opposition forces celebrate the  61st anniversary of Burma's Independence Day on January 4, 2008 in Rangoon. Veteran policians reiterated their call for a dialogue for national reconciliation while the military junta urged  participation in their seven-step road map, which it claims will lead to general elections next year. Photo: Soe Than
Pro-democracy opposition forces celebrate the  61st anniversary of Burma's Independence Day on January 4, 2008 in Rangoon. Veteran policians reiterated their call for a dialogue for national reconciliation while the military junta urged  participation in their seven-step road map, which it claims will lead to general elections next year. Photo: Soe Than
Pro-democracy opposition forces celebrate the  61st anniversary of Burma's Independence Day on January 4, 2008 in Rangoon. Veteran policians reiterated their call for a dialogue for national reconciliation while the military junta urged  participation in their seven-step road map, which it claims will lead to general elections next year. Photo: Soe Than
Pro-democracy opposition forces celebrate the  61st anniversary of Burma's Independence Day on January 4, 2008 in Rangoon. Veteran policians reiterated their call for a dialogue for national reconciliation while the military junta urged  participation in their seven-step road map, which it claims will lead to general elections next year. Photo: Soe Than
Pro-democracy opposition forces celebrate the  61st anniversary of Burma's Independence Day on January 4, 2008 in Rangoon. Veteran policians reiterated their call for a dialogue for national reconciliation while the military junta urged  participation in their seven-step road map, which it claims will lead to general elections next year. Photo: Soe Than
Pro-democracy opposition forces celebrate the  61st anniversary of Burma's Independence Day on January 4, 2008 in Rangoon. Veteran policians reiterated their call for a dialogue for national reconciliation while the military junta urged  participation in their seven-step road map, which it claims will lead to general elections next year. Photo: Soe Than
Pro-democracy opposition forces celebrate the  61st anniversary of Burma's Independence Day on January 4, 2008 in Rangoon. Veteran policians reiterated their call for a dialogue for national reconciliation while the military junta urged  participation in their seven-step road map, which it claims will lead to general elections next year. Photo: Soe Than
Pro-democracy opposition forces celebrate the  61st anniversary of Burma's Independence Day on January 4, 2008 in Rangoon. Veteran policians reiterated their call for a dialogue for national reconciliation while the military junta urged  participation in their seven-step road map, which it claims will lead to general elections next year. Photo: Soe Than
Pro-democracy opposition forces celebrate the  61st anniversary of Burma's Independence Day on January 4, 2008 in Rangoon. Veteran policians reiterated their call for a dialogue for national reconciliation while the military junta urged  participation in their seven-step road map, which it claims will lead to general elections next year. Photo: Soe Than
Pro-democracy opposition forces celebrate the  61st anniversary of Burma's Independence Day on January 4, 2008 in Rangoon. Veteran policians reiterated their call for a dialogue for national reconciliation while the military junta urged  participation in their seven-step road map, which it claims will lead to general elections next year. Photo: Soe Than


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