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Photo News - August 2008

Zam Nu, Chin ethnic signer on entertaining at a fund raising concert for famine victims in Chin State in Chiang Mai, northern Thailand on Wednesday night. Photo: Than Htike Oo. The Chin Community (Chiang Mai) said now about 100,000 people from seven townships of a total of nine  townships in Chin State are facing acute food shortage and famine.
Mee Mee, Chin ethnic signer on entertaining at a fund raising concert for famine victims in Chin State in Chiang Mai, northern Thailand on Wednesday night. Photo: Than Htike Oo. The Chin Community (Chiang Mai) said now about 100,000 people from seven townships of a total of nine  townships in Chin State are facing acute food shortage and famine..
Kachin ethnic nationalities from Burma staged a protest against the military junta in New Delhi on 27 August 2008 for the alleged gang rape and murder of 15-year old Nhkum Hkawn Din by Burmese soldiers in her village in Nam Sai in northern Burma. Photo: Mizzima. The protesters said 500,000 Kyats as compensation by the army was not enough and unjust.
Zam Nu, Chin ethnic signer on entertaining at a fund raising concert for famine victims in Chin State in Chiang Mai, northern Thailand on Wednesday night. Photo: Than Htike Oo. The Chin Community (Chiang Mai) said now about 100,000 people from seven townships of a total of nine  townships in Chin State are facing acute food shortage and famine.
Mee Mee, Chin ethnic signer on entertaining at a fund raising concert for famine victims in Chin State in Chiang Mai, northern Thailand on Wednesday night. Photo: Than Htike Oo. The Chin Community (Chiang Mai) said now about 100,000 people from seven townships of a total of nine  townships in Chin State are facing acute food shortage and famine..
Kachin ethnic nationalities from Burma staged a protest against the military junta in New Delhi on 27 August 2008 for the alleged gang rape and murder of 15-year old Nhkum Hkawn Din by Burmese soldiers in her village in Nam Sai in northern Burma. Photo: Mizzima. The protesters said 500,000 Kyats as compensation by the army was not enough and unjust.
Kachin ethnic nationalities from Burma staged a protest against the military junta in New Delhi on 27 August 2008 for the alleged gang rape and murder of 15-year old Nhkum Hkawn Din by Burmese soldiers in her village in Nam Sai in northern Burma. Photo: Mizzima. The protesters said 500,000 Kyats as compensation by the army was not enough and unjust.
Billboards featuring scantily clad models are being removed on the orders of the Mayor in Rangoon since Friday, causing confusion among advertising firms and their clients. No one has a clue to the official definition of 'scantily' which authorities say 'will taint Burmese culture' and are worried that their billboards will be cast away. <br />

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			<div class= Billboards featuring scantily clad models are being removed on the orders of the Mayor in Rangoon since Friday, causing confusion among advertising firms and their clients. No one has a clue to the official definition of 'scantily' which authorities say 'will taint Burmese culture' and are worried that their billboards will be cast away. Photo: Mizzima
Anti-government protesters march to occupy compound of the Government House in Bangkok, Thailand on Tuesday. Photo: Mizzima. The protesters, members of the People's Alliance for Democracy (PAD) are demanding resignation of the Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej.
Anti-government protesters march to occupy compound of the Government House in Bangkok, Thailand on Tuesday. Photo: Mizzima. The protesters, members of the People's Alliance for Democracy (PAD) are demanding resignation of the Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej.
Anti-government protesters march to occupy compound of the Government House in Bangkok, Thailand on Tuesday. Photo: Mizzima. The protesters, members of the People's Alliance for Democracy (PAD) are demanding resignation of the Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej.
This picture was taken in  the second week of August 2008 at Htantalan township in Chin State.  Photo:MPP. Rodents have been attacking crops in some places in western Burma's Chin state resulting in severe food shortage and leading to a famine like situation which has killed a few dozen people, according to a Chin NGO in exile. A total of 44 people, between January and July have been killed due to the famine, said the Chin Human Rights and Relief Committee at a press conference today in Aizawl, the capital of Mizoram, India.
This picture was taken in  the second week of August 2008 at Htantalan township in Chin State.  Photo:MPP. Rodents have been attacking crops in some places in western Burma's Chin state resulting in severe food shortage and leading to a famine like situation which has killed a few dozen people, according to a Chin NGO in exile. A total of 44 people, between January and July have been killed due to the famine, said the Chin Human Rights and Relief Committee at a press conference today in Aizawl, the capital of Mizoram, India.
This picture was taken in  the second week of August 2008 at Htantalan township in Chin State.  Photo:MPP. Rodents have been attacking crops in some places in western Burma's Chin state resulting in severe food shortage and leading to a famine like situation which has killed a few dozen people, according to a Chin NGO in exile. A total of 44 people, between January and July have been killed due to the famine, said the Chin Human Rights and Relief Committee at a press conference today in Aizawl, the capital of Mizoram, India.
This picture was taken in  the second week of August 2008 at Htantalan township in Chin State.  Photo:MPP. Rodents have been attacking crops in some places in western Burma's Chin state resulting in severe food shortage and leading to a famine like situation which has killed a few dozen people, according to a Chin NGO in exile. A total of 44 people, between January and July have been killed due to the famine, said the Chin Human Rights and Relief Committee at a press conference today in Aizawl, the capital of Mizoram, India.
A landslide in Mogok, a prominent town in the Burmese ruby industry, killed 6 people and destroyed 5 homes on Saturaday, August 16, 2008. Photo: Padamyarmay blog
The Burmese football team plays against North Korea  for the third place in the AFC Challenge Cup 08 at Ambedkar Stadium, New Delhi on 13 August 2008. Photo: Huai Pi. North Korea beat ten-men Burma 4-0.
Burmese fans watch the match between Burma and North Korea football teams fighting for third place in the AFC Challenge Cup 08 at Ambedkar Stadium, New Delhi on 13 August 2008. Photo: Huai pi. North Korea beat ten-men Burma 4-0.
Burmese fans watch the match between Burma and North Korea football teams fighting for third place in the AFC Challenge Cup 08 at Ambedkar Stadium, New Delhi on 13 August 2008. Photo: Huai pi. North Korea beat ten-men Burma 4-0.
Burmese community in New Delhi observed the 41st anniversary of the Rice Crisis in Burma's western state of Arakan on Wednesday. Photo – Mizzima. On August 13, 1967, the people in Sittwe town, capital of Arakan state, marched the streets to demonstrate their frustration from severe shortage of Rice, as a consequence of general Newin led socialist regime's seizure on all rice production for export. The regime brutally crashed the protests, killing at least 300 people.
Burmese community in New Delhi observed the 41st anniversary of the Rice Crisis in Burma's western state of Arakan on Wednesday. Photo – Mizzima. On August 13, 1967, the people in Sittwe town, capital of Arakan state, marched the streets to demonstrate their frustration from severe shortage of Rice, as a consequence of general Newin led socialist regime's seizure on all rice production for export. The regime brutally crashed the protests, killing at least 300 people.
Burmese in Coffs Harbour and  friends of Mizzima celebrate together 10 years anniversary of Mizzima and 20 years old of 8888 on  Friday evening 8th August 2008 by singing and showing Mizzima power point and Documentary of 10 year journey. Photo – Aye Win/Mizzima. There are  6 different ethnic groups from Burma in Coffs Harbour including Chin, Kachin, Shan, Tavoy, Burman and Karen.
Burmese in Coffs Harbour and  friends of Mizzima celebrate together 10 years anniversary of Mizzima and 20 years old of 8888 on  Friday evening 8th August 2008 by singing and showing Mizzima power point and Documentary of 10 year journey. Photo – Aye Win/Mizzima. There are  6 different ethnic groups from Burma in Coffs Harbour including Chin, Kachin, Shan, Tavoy, Burman and Karen.
Burmese activists in New Delhi held a demonstration in commemoration of 20th anniversary of Burma's historic 8888 pro-democracy uprising. Photo – Huaipi/Mizzima. Student-led protests in August 8, 1988, which was brutally crushed by military junta that killed more than 3,000 protestors, marked a new era of Burmese struggle for democracy.
A Burmese children in New Delhi at a demonstration in commemoration of 20th anniversary of Burma's historic 8888 pro-democracy uprising. Photo – Huaipi/Mizzima. Student-led protests in August 8, 1988, which was brutally crushed by military junta that killed more than 3,000 protestors, marked a new era of Burmese struggle for democracy.
Mr Subhas Chakraborty who is minister of transport, sports and youth services in the Government of West Bengal, India released a newly launched book Mizzima commemorate the twentieth anniversary of the 8-8-88 uprising in Burma and ten years anniversary of Mizzima News in Kolkata, India on 7 August 2008. Photo: Mizzima.
Mr Subhas Chakraborty who is minister of transport, sports and youth services in the Government of West Bengal, India released a newly launched book Mizzima commemorate the twentieth anniversary of the 8-8-88 uprising in Burma and ten years anniversary of Mizzima News in Kolkata, India on 7 August 2008. Photo: Mizzima.
 Mr Subir Bhaumik, BBC Bureau Chief in Kolkata opened the Photo Exhibition on Burma. Mizzima commemorate the twentieth anniversary of the 8-8-88 uprising in Burma and ten years anniversary of Mizzima News in Kolkata, India on 7 August 2008. Photo: Mizzima.
With rumours of an impending protest to be staged on Friday, August 8, 2008, the Burmese junta authorities have arranged for tight security in Myaynikone in San Shaung Township in Rangoon. Photo – Mizzima. Rumors are doing the rounds in Burma's former capital city of Rangoon that activists are planning to protest while commemorating the 20th anniversary of 8.8.88 or August 8, 1988 peoples' uprising. The authorities have heightened security in and around the city. Mizzima's undercover correspondent in Rangoon said dozens of military trucks are seen making the rounds of Rangoon.
With rumours of an impending protest to be staged on Friday, August 8, 2008, the Burmese junta authorities have arranged for tight security in Myaynikone in San Shaung Township in Rangoon. Photo – Mizzima. Rumors are doing the rounds in Burma's former capital city of Rangoon that activists are planning to protest while commemorating the 20th anniversary of 8.8.88 or August 8, 1988 peoples' uprising. The authorities have heightened security in and around the city. Mizzima's undercover correspondent in Rangoon said dozens of military trucks are seen making the rounds of Rangoon.
Members of the junta-backed civil organization, Swan Arrshin, keeping watch on the headquarters of Burma's main opposition party – the National League for Democracy – in Rangoon's Bahan Township. Photo – Mizzima. The Burmese military junta has effectively deployed members of Swan Arrshin to discourage protests in the country.
Members of the junta-backed civil organization, Swan Arrshin, keeping watch on the headquarters of Burma's main opposition party – the National League for Democracy – in Rangoon's Bahan Township. Photo – Mizzima. The Burmese military junta has effectively deployed members of Swan Arrshin to discourage protests in the country.
Two plainclothes policemen seen at the intersection of Rangoon's Pansodan and Anawratha Street. Photo – Mizzima. Authorities deployed heavy security in Rangoon on Friday, the 20th anniversary of 8.8.88 protests in Burma. At least 20 protesters were arrested in Taungup town in Arakan state for marching on the streets in protests.
An unknown woman bypassing the barbed wire barricades placed on the way leading to the house of detained opposition leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi. Photo – Mizzima. Authorities put in place heavy security in Rangoon on Friday, the 20th anniversary of '8.8.88' protests in Burma. At least 20 protesters were arrested in Taungup town in Arakan state for marching along the street in protest.
Apprehensive that a protest might break out, security personnel are seen deployed in front of a Christian church in downtown Rangoon. Photo – Mizzima. At least 20 protesters were  arrested in Taungup town in Arakan state for marching on the streets in protest.
Burmese activists held a ceremony to observe the 20th anniversary of the popular 8.8.88 uprising in their mother land on the Thai-Burma border on Friday. Photo : Mizzima. On August 8, 1988, Burmese people led by University students took to the streets demanding an end to one-party socialist rule and ushering in multi-party democracy. However, the uprising ended with at least 3000 people shot dead by Burmese Army troops.
Burmese activists held a ceremony to observe the 20th anniversary of the popular '8.8.88' uprising in their mother land on the Thai-Burma border on Friday. Photo : Mizzima. On August 8, 1988, Burmese people led by University students took to the streets demanding an end to one-party socialist rule and ushering in multi-party democracy. However, the uprising ended with at least 3000 people shot dead by Burmese Army troops.
A celebration of the 10th anniversary of Mizzima and the launch of a new book, Come Rain or Shine, were held today August 7, 2008 in New Delhi, India. Photo: Huai Pi-Mizzima. Come Rain or Shine is based on the eyewitness experiences of a Mizzima reporter during the Saffron Revolution in 2007 and in the wake of Cyclone Nargis in 2008.
A celebration of the 10th anniversary of Mizzima and the launch of a new book, Come Rain or Shine, were held today August 7, 2008 in New Delhi, India. Photo: Huai Pi-Mizzima. Come Rain or Shine is based on the eyewitness experiences of a Mizzima reporter during the Saffron Revolution in 2007 and in the wake of Cyclone Nargis in 2008.
A celebration of the 10th anniversary of Mizzima and the launch of a new book, Come Rain or Shine, were held today August 7, 2008 in New Delhi, India. Photo: Huai Pi-Mizzima. Come Rain or Shine is based on the eyewitness experiences of a Mizzima reporter during the Saffron Revolution in 2007 and in the wake of Cyclone Nargis in 2008.
U.S. First Lady Laura Bush meets Dr. Cynthia Maung at the Mae Tao clinic in Mae Sot, Thailand, on Thursday August 7, 2008. Photo: Than Htike Oo- Mizzima. Prior to this, Mrs. Bush also visited the Mae La refugee camp, home to some 38,000 Burmese refugees.
U.S. First Lady Laura Bush meets Dr. Cynthia Maung at the Mae Tao clinic in Mae Sot, Thailand, on Thursday August 7, 2008. Photo: Than Htike Oo- Mizzima. Prior to this, Mrs. Bush also visited the Mae La refugee camp, home to some 38,000 Burmese refugees.
Unfinished construction in a village in Labutta township. Although Nargis hit the Irrawaddy delta over three months ago, villagers are still unable to complete the reconstruction of houses and huts. Photo: Mizzima
Unfinished construction in a village in Labutta township. Although Nargis hit the Irrawaddy delta over three months ago, villagers are still unable to complete the reconstruction of houses and huts. Photo: Mizzima
Unfinished construction in a village in Labutta township. Although Nargis hit the Irrawaddy delta over three months ago, villagers are still unable to complete the reconstruction of houses and huts. Photo: Mizzima
Patients wait in front of Mae Tao clinic in Mae Sot district in Thailand on Wednesday. The US first lady Laura Bush will visit Mae Tao clinic and Mae la refugee camp near the Thai-Burma border which houses about 38,000 refugees.<br />

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			<div class= Tomás Ojea Quintana, the Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights In Burma meets the head of  theTripartite Core Group, deputy foreign minister Kyaw Thu. The latter briefed him on the relief  efforts after Cyclone Nargis. The UN special envoy is visiting Burma since August 3 and he met  senior monks but it is still not clear whether he will get permission to meet detained Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi.<br />

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			<div class= Overtly concerned about security during the 20th anniversary of the 8888 people's uprising on August 8, Burmese military junta authorities have already blocked the road leading to the famous Shwedagon pagoda. Anti-government demonstrations have been held earlier in the pagoda precincts.<br />

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			<div class= Overtly concerned about security during the 20th anniversary of the 8888 people's uprising on August 8, Burmese military junta authorities have already blocked the road leading to the famous Shwedagon pagoda. Anti-government demonstrations have been held earlier in the pagoda precincts.<br />

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