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Photo News - September 2008

Collapse an old building in downtown Rangoon's 36th Street, near the corner of Bandoola Street. Photo - Mizzima.
Collapse an old building in downtown Rangoon's 36th Street, near the corner of Bandoola Street. Photo - Mizzima.
Collapse an old building in downtown Rangoon's 36th Street, near the corner of Bandoola Street. Photo - Mizzima.
Collapse an old building in downtown Rangoon's 36th Street, near the corner of Bandoola Street. Photo - Mizzima.
Collapse an old building in downtown Rangoon's 36th Street, near the corner of Bandoola Street. Photo - Mizzima.
Collapse an old building in downtown Rangoon's 36th Street, near the corner of Bandoola Street. Photo - Mizzima.
Burma's main Opposition party – the National League for Democracy – on Saturday, September 27, 2008, marked the 20th anniversary of its founding day . Photo – Mizzima. The junta has beefed up security in the former capital Rangoon as it coincides with the first anniversary of the 'Saffron Revolution'.
Burma's main Opposition party – the National League for Democracy – on Saturday, September 27, 2008, marked the 20th anniversary of its founding day . Photo – Mizzima. The junta has beefed up security in the former capital Rangoon as it coincides with the first anniversary of the 'Saffron Revolution'.
Burma's main Opposition party – the National League for Democracy – on Saturday, September 27, 2008, marked the 20th anniversary of its founding day . Photo – Mizzima. The junta has beefed up security in the former capital Rangoon as it coincides with the first anniversary of the 'Saffron Revolution'.
Burma's main Opposition party – the National League for Democracy – on Saturday, September 27, 2008, marked the 20th anniversary of its founding day . Photo – Mizzima. The junta has beefed up security in the former capital Rangoon as it coincides with the first anniversary of the 'Saffron Revolution'.
Military Intelligence officers (the ones with camera) seen monitoring and recording the function marking the 20th anniversary of the National League for Democracy at the party's headquarter in Rangoon's Shwegondine Street in Bahan Township. Photo - Mizzima
Motorcycles used by Military Intelligence officers who came to monitor and record the function marking the 20th anniversary of the National League for Democracy at the party's headquarter in Rangoon's Shwegondine Street in Bahan Township. Photo – Mizzima
Riot police personnel manning streets and roads, as Burma's main Opposition party – the National League for Democracy – marks the 20th anniversary of the party's founding day at the party's headquarter in Rangoon's Shwegondine Street in Bahan Township. Photo - Mizzima
Riot police personnel manning streets and roads, as Burma's main Opposition party – the National League for Democracy – marks the 20th anniversary of the party's founding day at the party's headquarter in Rangoon's Shwegondine Street in Bahan Township. Photo - Mizzima
Burmese pro-democracy activists mark the 20th anniversary of the opposition party National League for Democracy in New Delhi, India, on Friday. Photo: Huai Pi. The NLD was founded on September 27th, 1988.
Burmese pro-democracy activists mark the 20th anniversary of the opposition party National League for Democracy in New Delhi, India, on Friday. Photo: Huai Pi. The NLD was founded on September 27th, 1988.
Burmese pro-democracy activists mark the 20th anniversary of the opposition party National League for Democracy in New Delhi, India, on Friday. Photo: Huai Pi. The NLD was founded on September 27th, 1988.
Burmese pro-democracy activists mark the 20th anniversary of the opposition party National League for Democracy in New Delhi, India, on Friday. Photo: Huai Pi. The NLD was founded on September 27th, 1988.
People crowd around the scene of the bomb blast, which occurred at about 10:40 a.m. (local time). Photo – Citizen Journalist. It is believed that at least one person died and three others were injured.
The scene of the bomb blast two hours later. Photo – Mizzima. The blast occurred behind the bus stand and under the fence. Rangoon General Hospital's Emergency Ward confirmed receiving four injured from the blast.
The scene of the bomb blast two hours later. Photo – Mizzima. The blast occurred behind the bus stand and under the fence. Rangoon General Hospital's Emergency Ward confirmed receiving four injured from the blast.
Soldiers and security personnel inspecting the scene in front of Rangoon's City Hall, near Bandoola Park, after a bomb blast occurred at the location on Thursday morning. Photo – Mizzima. Local journalists also arrived on the scene, resulting in three reporters being taken away by soldiers for interrogation. The blast occurred at 10:40 a.m. (local time) and killed one person while injuring at least three others, eyewitnesses said.
Soldiers and security personnel inspecting the scene in front of Rangoon's City Hall, near Bandoola Park, after a bomb blast occurred at the location on Thursday morning. Photo – Mizzima. Local journalists also arrived on the scene, resulting in three reporters being taken away by soldiers for interrogation. The blast occurred at 10:40 a.m. (local time) and killed one person while injuring at least three others, eyewitnesses said.
Relatives and friends waiting in front of notorious Insein Prison on Tuesday, September 23, 2008, to meet freed prisoners including a small number of political prisoners. Photo: Mizzima. The 78-year old journalist, Win Tin, was released after serving more than 19 years in prison for his political beliefs.<br />

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			<div class= Relatives and friends waiting in front of notorious Insein Prison on Tuesday, September 23, 2008, to meet freed prisoners including a small number of political prisoners. Photo: Mizzima. The 78-year old journalist, Win Tin, was released after serving more than 19 years in prison for his political beliefs.<br />

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			<div class= Veteran journalist U Win Tin (blue shirt), who spent more than 19 years in jail for his political beliefs, speaking with friends at a Rangoon residence of a friend. Photo: Mizzima. The 78-year old, who is one of the key people within the opposition party National League for Democracy, vows to continue the fight until democracy emerges in military-ruled Burma.
Veteran journalist U Win Tin (blue shirt), who spent more than 19 years in jail for his political beliefs, speaking with friends at a Rangoon residence of a friend. Photo: Mizzima. The 78-year old, who is one of the key people within the opposition party National League for Democracy, vows to continue the fight until democracy emerges in military-ruled Burma.
The futon used by 78-year-old journalist Win Tin who was in prison for 19 years.  Photo: Mizzima. Win Tin refused to sign a bond, which usually prisoners have to, pledging not to be involved in politics. He also refused to take off his prison uniform when he was released yesterday.
Veteran journalist U Win Tin (blue shirt), who spent more than 19 years in jail for his political beliefs, speaking with friends at a Rangoon residence of a friend. Photo: Mizzima. The 78-year old, who is one of the key people within the opposition party National League for Democracy, vows to continue the fight until democracy emerges in military-ruled Burma.
Owners of motorcycles on Thursday, September 18, 2008 queue up for registering their two wheelers. Photo - Mizzima. While the registration fee for a motorbike is 7500 Kyat, taxes differ depending on the model and engine power of the bikes ranging from 80,000 to 150,000 Kyat. Despite  being registered, the regime's limited fuel supplies does not allow subsidized oil to new licensed owners.
Owners of motorcycles on Thursday, September 18, 2008 queue up for registering their two wheelers. Photo - Mizzima. While the registration fee for a motorbike is 7500 Kyat, taxes differ depending on the model and engine power of the bikes ranging from 80,000 to 150,000 Kyat. Despite  being registered, the regime's limited fuel supplies does not allow subsidized oil to new licensed owners.
A group of people looking for jobs in Korea wait for interviews at Shwe Innwa, owned by Myanmar War Veterans Organization on Tuesday September 16, 2008 morning. Photo: Mizzima. About 300 people will be chosen as trainee workers and will be sent to Korea for 3 years.
A group of people looking for jobs in Korea wait for interviews at Shwe Innwa, owned by Myanmar War Veterans Organization on Tuesday September 16, 2008 morning. Photo: Mizzima. About 300 people will be chosen as trainee workers and will be sent to Korea for 3 years.
An exhibition of photographs on the first anniversary of Buddhist monks-led people's unrest was held in the Parliament building in Welliington, New Zealand on September 15, 2008. At least 31 people died in the army's shoot out on protesters. Photo: Tin Zaw Moe
An exhibition of photographs on the first anniversary of Buddhist monks-led people's unrest was held in the Parliament building in Welliington, New Zealand on September 15, 2008. At least 31 people died in the army's shoot out on protesters. Photo: Tin Zaw Moe
An exhibition of photographs on the first anniversary of Buddhist monks-led people's unrest was held in the Parliament building in Welliington, New Zealand on September 15, 2008. At least 31 people died in the army's shoot out on protesters. Photo: Tin Zaw Moe
An exhibition of photographs on the first anniversary of Buddhist monks-led people's unrest was held in the Parliament building in Welliington, New Zealand on September 15, 2008. At least 31 people died in the army's shoot out on protesters. Photo: Tin Zaw Moe
Cyclone Nargis victims in South Dagon Township, Rangoon division received about 400 pieces of clothes as donation from a domestic NGO on Sunday 14 September 2008. Photo: Mizzima<br />

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			<div class= Cyclone Nargis victims in South Dagon Township, Rangoon division received about 400 pieces of clothes as donation from a domestic NGO on Sunday 14 September 2008. Photo: Mizzima<br />

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			<div class= Cyclone Nargis victims in South Dagon Township, Rangoon division received about 400 pieces of clothes as donation from a domestic NGO on Sunday 14 September 2008. Photo: Mizzima<br />

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			<div class= An aerial view of the partially constructed super highway from Rangoon to the new capital Naypyitaw The 204-mile highway has been under construction for over two years by  the military engineering department and the ministry of construction. Photo: Mizzima. Once completed the proposed eight-lane highway will shorten travel time to four hours. <br />

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			<div class= An aerial view of the partially constructed super highway from Rangoon to the new capital Naypyitaw The 204-mile highway has been under construction for over two years by  the military engineering department and the ministry of construction. Photo: Mizzima. Once completed the proposed eight-lane highway will shorten travel time to four hours. <br />

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			<div class= An aerial view of the floods in Myinmu Township and neighbouring towns  on 9 September 2008. Photo: Mizzima. The government media is silent on the flood  situation. Only today Myanmar Ahlin newspaper published the weather department report saying there was heavy rain in lower parts of Sagaing division.<br />

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			<div class= An aerial view of the floods in Myinmu Township and neighbouring towns  on 9 September 2008. Photo: Mizzima. The government media is silent on the flood  situation. Only today Myanmar Ahlin newspaper published the weather department report saying there was heavy rain in lower parts of Sagaing division.<br />

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			<div class= At least two passengers were grievously injured on Tuesday when an explosion occurred in a public bus near Rangoon's popular Hledan junction. Photo: NayLinnLwin.<br />

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			<div class= An explosion took place on a public commuter bus in Rangoon caused two people – the handyman and a passenger – severe injuries. Photo : Mizzima. Eyewitnesses said the explosion was from the gas tank of the bus, which uses Compress Natural Gas propelled engine. <br />

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			<div class= The commemoration anniversary of  U Ottama day was held in Bangkok, Thailand by Arakanese in exile  on September 9, 2008. Photo: Mizzima. Independence hero U Ottama, a Buddhist monk died in custody in 1939.<br />

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			<div class= The commemoration anniversary of  U Ottama day was held in Bangkok, Thailand by Arakanese in exile  on September 9, 2008. Photo: Mizzima. Independence hero U Ottama, a Buddhist monk died in custody in 1939.<br />

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			<div class= Angry Burmese protest against Thai Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej for his statement against Burma's detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Monday September 1, 2008 in New Delhi, India. Samak told Ibrahim Gambari, the UN's special envoy to Burma in a recent meeting that more engagement with the military regime was needed to solve the country's problems and  it would be more productive if the Nobel Peace Laureate was left out of the agenda. Photo: Huai Pi<br />

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			<div class= Angry Burmese protest against Thai Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej for his statement against Burma's detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Monday September 1, 2008 in New Delhi, India. Samak told Ibrahim Gambari, the UN's special envoy to Burma in a recent meeting that more engagement with the military regime was needed to solve the country's problems and  it would be more productive if the Nobel Peace Laureate was left out of the agenda. Photo: Huai Pi<br />

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			<div class= Angry Burmese protest against Thai Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej for his statement against Burma's detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Monday September 1, 2008 in New Delhi, India. Samak told Ibrahim Gambari, the UN's special envoy to Burma in a recent meeting that more engagement with the military regime was needed to solve the country's problems and  it would be more productive if the Nobel Peace Laureate was left out of the agenda. Photo: Huai Pi<br />

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