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Photo News - February 2009

Two women crossing a government fuel shop in Rangoon. Photo-Mizzima. While the government continues selling diesel at Kyat 3,000 a gallon, in the popular black-market it sells for only Kyat 1,700.
Demonstrations by supporters of Thailand's former premier Thaksin Shinawatra on Saturday, February 21, foiled a planned protest by Gay & Lesbian Rights activists demanding equal rights. Burmese nationals are also reported to be among the Gay & Lesbian rights activists, who planned to stage a protest in Chiang Mai, northern Thailand on Saturday.
Photographs of the house where Burma's Independence Architect General Aung San last stayed in Rangoon before being assassinated. Photo – Mizzima. February 13, is the birthday of General Aung San, and Burma's main opposition party – National League for Democracy – has observed the day as 'Children's Day'.
A  roadside Rangoon fuel shop selling gasoline in the black-market on Friday, February 27, 2009. Photo-Mizzima. While a gallon of diesel in the popular black-market costs Kyat 1,700, the government’s official price remains static at Kyat 3,000.
Two women crossing a government fuel shop in Rangoon. Photo-Mizzima. While the government continues selling diesel at Kyat 3,000 a gallon, in the popular black-market it sells for only Kyat 1,700.
ASEAN Thailand's Minister for Foreign Affairs, Kasit Piromya and Tharit Charungvat, Director-General of the Department of Information and Foreign Ministry spokesperson visited the press centre on Thursday February 26 in Sheraton Hua Hin Resort & Spa, in Cha-am district, Petchburi Province. Usa Pichai/ Mizzima
ASEAN Thailand's Minister for Foreign Affairs, Kasit Piromya and Tharit Charungvat, Director-General of the Department of Information and Foreign Ministry spokesperson visited the press centre on Thursday February 26 in Sheraton Hua Hin Resort & Spa, in Cha-am district, Petchburi Province. Usa Pichai/ Mizzima
Residents of Yuzana housing complex in Dagon Seikkan township in Rangoon, seen queing up for their quota of water supply on Thursday, February 26, 2009. Photo – Mizzima. With only six-hours of electricity supply available in several townships in Rangoon, residents are faced not only with electricity black-out but also with shortage of water. The junta-backed Union Solidarity and Development Association (USDA), have begun supplying water in tankers  to several townships. Local residents said the water and electricity shortage in Rangoon has provided an opportunity to the infamous USDA to launch their campaign.
Residents of Rangoon seen struggling with shortage of water on Thursday, February 26, 2009. Photo-Mizzima. Electricity shortage has worsened in Rangoon, Burma’s commercial hub, and in most townships, electricity is supplied in rotation of six-hours in a day.
The 43rd anniversary of the domestic Buddhist conference was held in Zaelant village in Muse township, northern Shan State from February 22 to 26.  Photo: Myo Gyi-Mizzima
The 43rd anniversary of the domestic Buddhist conference was held in Zaelant village in Muse township, northern Shan State from February 22 to 26.  Photo: Myo Gyi-Mizzima
Buyers and sellers seen at a market in Kothaung Bazaar, in Prome town of Pegu Division, on February 22, 2009. Photo – Mizzima. Local residents and poultry-farm owners said close to 9,000 chickens had died recently, from a new bird disease known as Viscerotropic Velogenic Newcastle.
A poultry farm in Prome Town in Pegu Division seen on Monday, February 23, 2009. Photo – Mizzima. Local residents and poultry-farm owners said close to 9,000 chickens had died recently, from a new bird disease known as Viscerotropic Velogenic Newcastle.
Demonstrations by supporters of Thailand's former premier Thaksin Shinawatra on Saturday, February 21, foiled a planned protest by Gay & Lesbian Rights activists demanding equal rights. Burmese nationals are also reported to be among the Gay & Lesbian rights activists, who planned to stage a protest in Chiang Mai, northern Thailand on Saturday.
Demonstrations by supporters of Thailand's former premier Thaksin Shinawatra on Saturday, February 21, foiled a planned protest by Gay & Lesbian Rights activists demanding equal rights. Burmese nationals are also reported to be among the Gay & Lesbian rights activists, who planned to stage a protest in Chiang Mai, northern Thailand on Saturday.
Demonstrations by supporters of Thailand's former premier Thaksin Shinawatra on Saturday, February 21, foiled a planned protest by Gay & Lesbian Rights activists demanding equal rights. Burmese nationals are also reported to be among the Gay & Lesbian rights activists, who planned to stage a protest in Chiang Mai, northern Thailand on Saturday.
Demonstrations by supporters of Thailand's former premier Thaksin Shinawatra on Saturday, February 21, foiled a planned protest by Gay & Lesbian Rights activists demanding equal rights. Burmese nationals are also reported to be among the Gay & Lesbian rights activists, who planned to stage a protest in Chiang Mai, northern Thailand on Saturday.
Demonstrations by supporters of Thailand's former premier Thaksin Shinawatra on Saturday, February 21, foiled a planned protest by Gay & Lesbian Rights activists demanding equal rights. Burmese nationals are also reported to be among the Gay & Lesbian rights activists, who planned to stage a protest in Chiang Mai, northern Thailand on Saturday.
Ethnic Chin in Australia's Coffs Harbour, New South Wales on Friday celebrate the 61st anniversary of Chin National Day. Photo – Aye Aye Win/Mizzima.
Ethnic Chin in Australia's Coffs Harbour, New South Wales on Friday celebrate the 61st anniversary of Chin National Day. Photo – Aye Aye Win/Mizzima.
A few political prisoners were released on Saturday, February 21. Photo – Mizzima. The amnesty of 6,313 prisoners by the Burmese military junta, which has persistently denied the presence of political prisoners, so far is believed to include about two dozen prisoners of conscience.
A few political prisoners were released on Saturday, February 21. Photo – Mizzima. The amnesty of 6,313 prisoners by the Burmese military junta, which has persistently denied the presence of political prisoners, so far is believed to include about two dozen prisoners of conscience.
A few political prisoners were released on Saturday, February 21. Photo – Mizzima. The amnesty of 6,313 prisoners by the Burmese military junta, which has persistently denied the presence of political prisoners, so far is believed to include about two dozen prisoners of conscience.
Family members of prisoners await their release from Rangoon's notorious Insein prison on Saturday, February 21, after the junta announced the release of 6,313 prisons from across the country. Photo – Mizzima. Reports till Monday morning indicate that just over a dozen political prisoners are among those freed.
Family members of prisoners await their release from Rangoon's notorious Insein prison on Saturday, February 21, after the junta announced the release of 6,313 prisons from across the country. Photo – Mizzima. Reports till Monday morning indicate that just over a dozen political prisoners are among those freed.
Family members of prisoners await their release from Rangoon's notorious Insein prison on Saturday, February 21, after the junta announced the release of 6,313 prisons from across the country. Photo – Mizzima. Reports till Monday morning indicate that just over a dozen political prisoners are among those freed.
The Rangoon port which Singapore  proposes to hire from Burma. Photo – Mizzima. A report by a Rangoon-based weekly 'True News' said Singapore is looking at hiring ports in the region including some in Burma, to be used to anchor its ships as the city-state is increasingly facing difficulties while anchoring its commercial vessels.
Satellite TV receivers  on a rooftop on a residential building in Rangoon. Photo – Mizzima. In an article published in the Burmese military junta's mouthpiece, New Light of Myanmar, on Tuesday (February 17, 2009), a writer Kyaw Ye Min said Satellite TV is -- decadent -- and should be avoided by the Burmese people.
Satellite TV receivers  on a rooftop on a residential building in Rangoon. Photo – Mizzima. In an article published in the Burmese military junta's mouthpiece, New Light of Myanmar, on Tuesday (February 17, 2009), a writer Kyaw Ye Min said Satellite TV is -- decadent -- and should be avoided by the Burmese people.
Burmese junta authorities have beefed up security in Rangoon during the visit by United Nations Human Rights Expert Tomas Ojea Quintana. Photo - Mizzima
Burmese junta authorities have beefed up security in Rangoon during the visit by United Nations Human Rights Expert Tomas Ojea Quintana. Photo - Mizzima
Burmese junta authorities have beefed up security in Rangoon during the visit by United Nations Human Rights Expert Tomas Ojea Quintana. Photo - Mizzima
Photographs of the house where Burma's Independence Architect General Aung San last stayed in Rangoon before being assassinated. Photo – Mizzima. February 13, is the birthday of General Aung San, and Burma's main opposition party – National League for Democracy – has observed the day as 'Children's Day'.
The closed gate of the late Independence hero Aung San's last place of residence in Rangoon. Photo: Mizzima. Friday February 13 is the birthday of Aung San, the father of detained Aung San Suu Kyi and her party National League for Democracy recognizes this date as Children Day but the junta refuses to do so.
The 62nd anniversary of Union Day celebrations in Burma held at the head office of Burma's main opposition party the National League for Democracy in Rangoon on Thursday, February 12, 2009. Photo - Mizzima.
Participants at the 62nd anniversary of Union Day celebrations held at the head office of Burma's main opposition party the National League for Democracy in Rangoon on Thursday, February 12, 2009. Photo – Mizzima<br />

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Supporters and members of the National League for Democracy seen signing on a board as part of a signature campaign that called for the release of political prisoners after the Union Day celebration on February 12, 2009. Photo – Mizzima. There are more than 2,000 prisoners of conscience langusihing in prisons across Burma.
Supporters and members of the National League for Democracy seen signing on a board as part of a signature campaign that called for the release of political prisoners after the Union Day celebration on February 12, 2009. Photo – Mizzima. There are more than 2,000 prisoners of conscience langusihing in prisons across Burma.
Burmese democracy activists along with Indian supporters held a protest rally in New Delhi to mark the 11th anniversary of the detention of 34 Burmese freedom fighters in Kolkata jails on 11 February 2009. Photo: Mizzima. Demonstators  called on the Government of India to immedialtely release their compatriots and to grant them political asylum in India. Photo: Mizzima
Burmese democracy activists along with Indian supporters held a protest rally in New Delhi to mark the 11th anniversary of the detention of 34 Burmese freedom fighters in Kolkata jails on 11 February 2009. Photo: Mizzima. Demonstators  called on the Government of India to immedialtely release their compatriots and to grant them political asylum in India. Photo: Mizzima
Dr. Tint Swe, Minister of News and Information of the Burmese government in exile (NCGUB)  released the book -- Rogue Agent -- in an event in New Delhi on 11 February 2009 which coincides with the 11th anniversary of  the detention of 34 Burmese freedom fighters in India jails. Photo: Mizzima. -- Rogue Agent, -- written by eminent Indian human rights lawyer and writer Nandita Haksar exposes not only the injustice meted out to the Burmese freedom fighters and the extraordinary silence of the Indian State on the circumstances surrounding the disappearance of one Indian military intelligence agent who betrayed the Burmese and their movement, but it also argues that by keeping patriots from the Burmese resistance in jail in order to placate the Burmese military junta, India has broken its own laws and has violated the spirit of its own Constitution. Photo: Mizzima
Burmese democracy activists along with Indian supporters held a protest rally in New Delhi to mark the 11th anniversary of the detention of 34 Burmese freedom fighters in Kolkata jails on 11 February 2009. Photo: Mizzima. Demonstators  called on the Government of India to immedialtely release their compatriots and to grant them political asylum in India. Photo: Mizzima
Burmese democracy activists along with Indian supporters held a protest rally in New Delhi to mark the 11th anniversary of the detention of 34 Burmese freedom fighters in Kolkata jails on 11 February 2009. Photo: Mizzima. Demonstators  called on the Government of India to immedialtely release their compatriots and to grant them political asylum in India. Photo: Mizzima
Burmese democracy activists along with Indian supporters held a protest rally in New Delhi to mark the 11th anniversary of the detention of 34 Burmese freedom fighters in Kolkata jails on 11 February 2009. Photo: Mizzima. Demonstators  called on the Government of India to immedialtely release their compatriots and to grant them political asylum in India. Photo: Mizzima
Burmese pro-democracy activists on Wednesday held demonstrations in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, calling for the release of political prisoners including Nobel Peace Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi. Photo – NLD-LA (Malaysia). The protestors urged Burma's military government to convene a Federal Parliament and begin a dialogue with the Opposition for national reconciliation.
Burmese pro-democracy activists on Wednesday held demonstrations in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, calling for the release of political prisoners including Nobel Peace Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi. Photo – NLD-LA (Malaysia). The protestors urged Burma's military government to convene a Federal Parliament and begin a dialogue with the Opposition for national reconciliation.
Burmese pro-democracy activists on Wednesday held demonstrations in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, calling for the release of political prisoners including Nobel Peace Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi. Photo – NLD-LA (Malaysia). The protestors urged Burma's military government to convene a Federal Parliament and begin a dialogue with the Opposition for national reconciliation.
Customers of an Internet Service Provider in Burma, could not access the internet on Tuesday morning as the Myanmar Teleport server broke down. Photo: Mizzima.
Customers of an Internet Service Provider in Burma, could not access the internet on Tuesday morning as the Myanmar Teleport server broke down. Photo: Mizzima.
Customers of an Internet Service Provider in Burma, could not access the internet on Tuesday morning as the Myanmar Teleport server broke down. Photo: Mizzima.
Posters with the names and photographs of seven women wanted for human trafficking have appeared in Laiza in northern Burma on the China border. Photo: Mizzima.
Posters with the names and photographs of seven women wanted for human trafficking have appeared in Laiza in northern Burma on the China border. Photo: Mizzima.
The Kachin Independence Organization held the 48th anniversary of the Revolution Day in Laiza , the border town with China and KIO controlled area. The picture was taken on February 4, 2009. Photo: Mizzima.
The Kachin Independence Organization held the 48th anniversary of the Revolution Day in Laiza , the border town with China and KIO  controlled area. The picture was taken on February 4, 2009. Photo: Mizzima.
Buddhist monks attended the 48th anniversary of Revolution Day in Laiza , the border town with China and KIO controlled area. The picture was taken on February 4, 2009. Photo: Mizzima.
Buddhist monks attended the 48th anniversary of Revolution Day in Laiza , the border town with China and KIO controlled area. The picture was taken on February 4, 2009. Photo: Mizzima.
The Kachin Independence Organization held the 48th anniversary of the Revolution Day in Laiza , the border town with China and KIO  controlled area. The picture was taken on February 4, 2009. Photo: Mizzima.
A scene of the Stilwell Road or the Ledo Road on the Indo-Burmese border town of Pangsau Pass. Photo – Ramesh Shyam. The Stilwell or Ledo road was built during the II World War by the US army to be used as supply road. It begins from India's Arunachal Pradesh State, and run through Burma's Northern Kashin state and ends at Kunming of China's Yunan Province.
A scene of the Stilwell Road or the Ledo Road on the Indo-Burmese border town of Pangsau Pass. Photo – Ramesh Shyam. The Stilwell or Ledo road was built during the II World War by the US army to be used as supply road. It begins from India's Arunachal Pradesh State, and run through Burma's Northern Kashin state and ends at Kunming of China's Yunan Province.
Detained Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi meeting United Nations Special envoy Ibrahim Gambari at Seinle Kantha government guest house on Monday. Photo- UNIC Yangon. Gambari, who is in Burma for the seventh trip, on Monday, for the first time met jointly Nobel Peace Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi and five Central Executive Committee (CEC) members of her party - National League for Democracy. Gambari's mission is to promote national reconciliation, starting with dialogue between the government and opposition.
The tripartite meeting between Aung San Suu Kyi, National League for Democracy's CEC and Gambari at the government guest house in Rangoon lasted for about an hour. Photo: UNIC.
Thakhin Theing Maung will be 90 years old on Monday but he an advance birthday celebration on Sunday as he wanted all his colleagues to be present. Photo – Mizzima. Thein Maung, who has been into Burmese politics since Burma's struggle for independence from British colonial rules, is still struggling for restoration of democracy in Burma and will be 90 years old on February 2.
Thakhin Theing Maung will be 90 years old on Monday but he an advance birthday celebration on Sunday as he wanted all his colleagues to be present. Photo – Mizzima. Thein Maung, who has been into Burmese politics since Burma's struggle for independence from British colonial rules, is still struggling for restoration of democracy in Burma and will be 90 years old on February 2.
Thakhin Theing Maung will be 90 years old on Monday but he an advance birthday celebration on Sunday as he wanted all his colleagues to be present. Photo – Mizzima. Thein Maung, who has been into Burmese politics since Burma's struggle for independence from British colonial rules, is still struggling for restoration of democracy in Burma and will be 90 years old on February 2.
Leader of National League for Democracy (NLD) Win Tin and veteran politician Thakhin Hla Kun, seen at the 90th birthday celebration of veteran politician Thakhin Thein Maung in Rangoon on Sunday. Photo – Mizzima Thakhin Theing Maung will be 90 years old on Monday but he an advance birthday celebration on Sunday as he wanted all his colleagues to be present. Thein Maung, who has been into Burmese politics since Burma's struggle for independence from British colonial rules, is still struggling for restoration of democracy in Burma and will be 90 years old on February 2.
Karen National Union's Commander-in-chief Colonel Mu Tu Sayphaw seen at the KNU's 60th anniversary celebration day held along the Thai-Burmese border on Satruday. Photo - Than Htike Oo/Mizzima.
Karen National Union's Commander-in-chief Colonel Mu Tu Sayphaw seen at the KNU's 60th anniversary celebration day held along the Thai-Burmese border on Satruday. Photo - Than Htike Oo/Mizzima.
Karen National Union's Commander-in-chief Colonel Mu Tu Sayphaw seen at the KNU's 60th anniversary celebration day held along the Thai-Burmese border on Satruday. Photo - Than Htike Oo/Mizzima.




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