APTOPIX Myanmar Portraits Tribes in Transition

APTOPIX Myanmar Portraits Tribes in Transition

In this Dec. 18, 2013 photo, Chin man Htang Ling Kaw, foreground, leaves the house of neighbor Laing Awi, background, at Kyar Do village, Chin State, Myanmar. The end of military rule three years ago and the launch of economic and political reforms are accelerating change. That is bringing opportunity and hope for a long impoverished country, but also increasing pressure on tradition in one of the most ethnically diverse nations, home to more than 140 groups and numerous sub-groupings, from sea-roaming “gypsies” in the south to a tribe of pygmies living in the shadows of the Himalayas. Across Myanmar, where ethnic minorities make up about a third of the 60 million people and inhabit half the country, barely a village remains cocooned in the past. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)

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December 18, 2013 02:52:32 PM
December 26, 2013 07:09:08 AM
Gemunu Amarasinghe
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